Monitor Tech - FT - Nights

Nursing Support (e.g., CNA’s, Phlebotomists, Transporters) Brownsville, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, the Monitor Technician is responsible for the initiation, continuous surveillance, and discontinuation of electro cardio graphic monitoring. 

 

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must have current CPR or BLS competency training.
  • Employee will be required to pass competencies for this position.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Prefer hospital experience
  • Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas.

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

  • At least six (6) months experience as a Monitor Technician preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write and recognize various cardio graphic rhythms.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBITIES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices.
  • Initiates electro cardio graphic monitoring when a physician’s order is received and validated.
  • Maintains continuous surveillance of EKG wave forms, with notification of responsible nursing personnel for dysrhythmia                                                            
  • Discontinues telemetry when ordered.                                    
  • Performs unit support duties as assigned, to include such activities as answering the telephone, responding to patient call system, responding to family and visitor requests, and maintaining a neat and orderly work environment.                                    
  • Utilizes knowledge of electro cardio graphic monitoring in the continuous surveillance of the telemetry patients, with accurate interpretation of rhythm.                                    
  • Utilizes computer system accurately, in entering required data for telemetry monitoring.                        
  • Monitors equipment for optimum effectiveness, with reporting of any problem with equipment to the appropriate supervise
  • Assists with the orientation of new employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

LINES OF REPSONSIBILITES:

(Chain-of-command)

(Monitor Tech) →        2. (Director)      →        3. (Vice President)