Catholic Health Initiatives MONITOR TECH-(nights) in HOUSTON, Texas

MONITOR TECH-(nights)

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry and reports significant information to appropriate nursing personnel; Functions within a designated hospital area to assist nursing personnel in the close observation in the monitoring of patients.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

  1. Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module. Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, on admission and whenever changes occur. Labels strip with patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS interval

  2. Trouble shoots telemetry equipment, Ensures monitors are functioning properly, ensure telemetry supplies are readily available. Accounts for all telemetry transmitters, Verifies daily telemetry charges

  3. Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff

  4. Assists in answering telephone, Ensures pull down desks are in upright position after posting EKG strips on patient chart, keeps work area neat and clean, no food or drink in work station, Ensures transmitters are properly cleaned between patients, electrical cords off floor

  5. Demonstrates a commitment to personal growth and development by completing annual mandatory in-services and Code Validation within given time frame, attends unit-based in-services, attends monthly departmental meetings. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to unit/service needs, i.e., floating to other areas.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure:

Required:

  • High school Diploma/GED; One year of experience as a monitor tech or other patient care experience; All to verify with leadership.

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of experience as a monitor tech, EMT or Paramedic

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the area of EKG interpretation through the following: a) Pass the Basic Dysrhythmia Rhythm Interpretation Exam b) Successfully complete the Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course (if applicable)

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule M-F

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0189828

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.