Monitor Technician Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Burleson, TX
  • Date Posted:
    2/22/2021
  • Job ID:
    21002047
  • Job Family
    Patient Care
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we were also recognized as one of “150 Great Places to Work” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Our 224-bed hospital includes a medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, PCU, open heart surgery center and behavioral health. In addition, we have accredited programs in orthopedics, chest pain, and inpatient diabetes, plus an award-winning emergency department.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Demonstrates the skill necessary to provide safe and adequate telemetry monitoring for cardiac patients at Huguley Hospital.
  • Runs strips Q 2 hours (8am-10pm) and Q 1 hours (11pm-7am) for nurse interpretation with no more than three (3) variances per year.
  • Reports any rhythm changes to Charge Nurse/RN 100% of the time.
  • Responds to all alarm signals 100% of the time, i.e., bringing needed drugs and supplies and running errands as observed by nurse anesthetist with no more than four documented variances per year.
  • Mounts all rhythm strips on appropriate form and files in patient record with no more than four (4) exceptions per year.
  • Identifies all life threatening cardiac arrhythmias 100% of the time.
  • Gives report to oncoming monitor tech with no more than two (2) documented concerns per year.
  • Obtains coverage for telemetry during breaks and mealtime.
  • Keeps all telemetry equipment clean as observed by Charge Nurse/RN with no complaints from patients.
  • Checks machine for adequate supplies at beginning of each shift.
  • Replaces electrodes and batteries.
  • Initiates a telemetry charge on all new patients; checks to see that daily charges are correct with no more than two (2) variances per year.
  • Performs Unit Secretary duties as needed.
  • Answers telephone in a courteous manner, using name, title and location, within four rings, relaying information to appropriate nurse on a consistent basis.
  • Answers patient calls via intercom within one minute and refers message to appropriate nurse to promote prompt service to the patients on a consistent basis.
  • Notifies Charge Nurse/RN of pending admissions; notifies nurse of patient's arrival on unit or return to room from surgery/procedure with no more than three (3) documented variances, as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Labels charts and door with appropriate identification, allergy information and other pertinent information.
  • Keeps patient activity board updated on a consistent basis as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Accurately posts all admissions, transfers and discharges on activity boards and desk calendars each shift on a consistent basis, as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Assists physicians in locating charts, reports and equipment; notifies Charge Nurse/RN of physicians' arrival on unit on a consistent basis.
  • Posts and initials tests reports on appropriate patient charts throughout the shift as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Ensures that all patient charts are supplied with additional needed stamped forms to be used during next shift to always have appropriate forms available for documentation by nurses and physicians.
  • Checks, orders and distributes supplies and forms, according to unit policy, to maintain necessary supply without stock piling, as observed by Charge Nurse/RN, with less than three (3) variances per year.
  • Completes and prepares any forms necessary to contribute to a well-functioning nursing unit (includes diet sheets, vital sign worksheet, census sheets and assignment book) as observed by Charge Nurse/RN, with no more than three (3) complaints per year.
  • Follows policy and procedure for placing drug stop order notices on appropriate patient charts by the end of the shift as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Checks, stamps and places in respective racks the C.S. and Pharmacy charge cards according to routine procedure each shift with no more than three (3) documented or verbalized variances per year.
  • Performs all assigned tasks related to code/emergency situations according to hospital and department policy in calm fashion.
  • Accurately processes all STAT orders immediately notifying Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Transports pharmacy orders through fax or pneumatic tube promptly on a consistent basis.
  • Completes arrangements for special tests or transfers, including appointments and copies of forms as needed.  Guarantees payment and transport arrangements, keeping Charge Nurse/RN informed with no more than three (3) variances per year.
  • Does not accept phone or verbal orders from the physician.
  • Transfers accurate patient information on the Kardex with no more than six (6) variances per year.
  • Participates in teamwork to contribute to the efficient operation of the unit.
  • Adapts and responds positively when unexpected changes occur in staffing or workload.
  • Remains in assigned work area and/or keeps Charge Nurse/RN informed of whereabouts throughout the assigned shift at all times.
  • Assists with unit errands when requested. Volunteers for errands and additional duties when available to do so.
  • Maintains neat and organized appearance of nursing station with all supplies in appropriate place and nursing desk orderly as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth by maintaining clinical competency in area of responsibility to ensure quality patient care.
  • Participates in the orientation of new personnel by serving as resource person and assisting with skills checklist as requested.
  • Initials all posted information and unit communications as observed by Charge Nurse/RN.
  • Attends a monitor telemetry review class annually as evidenced by attendance record.
  • Associate remains flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrated quality and effectiveness in work habits and treat staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.
  • Understands the Computerized Physician Order entry process and proficiently uses the electronic medical record for retrieval of patient information.
  • Understands computer downtime procedures.
  • Monitors Electronic Medical Record for new physician orders and diagnostic results.
  • Performs all duties relating to Real Time Scanning accurately and efficiently.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Unit Secretary experience preferred.
  • Six (6) to twelve (12) months previous monitor technician experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of Monitor/Telemetry Course (Monitor Tech class).
  • Accurate typing skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
    Medical terminology preferred.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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