Monitor Tech Per Diem Rotate 12hr ER
Company: Tenet Healthcare
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021
GENERAL DUTIES: The Monitor Tech (Health Unit Coordinator II) is
responsible for maintaining supplies and equipment, performing
non-clinical nursing tasks, clerical and receptionist duties for a
nursing unit. Access to demographic information and limited Patient
Health Information as related to job function. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC
DUTIES: Monitors and interprets accurately cardiac rhythms of
patients on telemetric equipment. Informs licensed caregiver of
dysrhythmia as they occur. Maintains integrity of the telemetry
system. Reports all malfunctions or needed adjustments of
equipment. Documents all EKG rhythm strips of patient's room
number, name, date, and the time the strip was obtained. Ensures
that all alarms are on at all times with the appropriate
parameters. Maintains and updates knowledge of basic arrhythmias.
May perform clerical and other duties as requested. Obtains
information and interpret information in terms of the patient's
needs. Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the
ages of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of
electrocardiographic monitoring. Responds appropriately to
electrocardiographic rhythms. Consistently answers questions and
directs visitors and the patients' family members in a courteous
manner. Consistently assists physicians and other hospital
personnel with locating patients, charts, and answering questions
at the time of request. Consistently follows appropriate lines of
authority when communicating information and/or screening calls
(according to unit guidelines). Consistently answers in-coming
telephone calls within four rings: Responds to caller's needs or
refers telephone calls to appropriate person/department.
Consistently assembles patient's record within 30 minutes of
transfer. Maintains current and previous records according to unit
policies/procedures. Consistently keeps medical records in
designated area. Obtains chart copies for transfer to another
facility before discharge. Consistently maintains the integrity of
the discharge chart for medical records. Consistently enters orders
correctly into the CERNER System in a timely manner. Consistently
follows appropriate CERNER downtime procedures (hard copy).
Consistently signs, times and dates all transcribed orders as
required. Consistently notifies nurse caring for patient of any
STAT orders when written. At time of admission and on-going,
documents allergies on medication administration record, physician
order sheet, front of chart and kardex, and inputs info on the PMI
screen. Maintains kardexes and to ensure complete and accurate.
Assists the RN in clarifying illegible or confusing orders
information in order to facilitate patient follow-up. Demonstrates
accurate rhythm interpretation, notifies nurse of cardiac changes,
maintains alarm integrity, accurately obtains strips during a Code
Blue, and consistently obtains rhythm strips and documents
measurements. Show evidence of input into unit effectiveness;
attends all staff meetings, and/or reads and signs 100% of staff
meeting minutes. (Unable to exceed standards). Participates in unit
quality improvement activities as assigned. Gives end of shift
report regarding pending issues to oncoming HUC or appropriate
staff person. Uses all functions of computer system: transfer,
discharge census sheets, reports, print functions, etc.
Consistently keeps patient computer screen updated. Obtains
preliminary reports as needed. Transports needed items to/from lab,
pharmacy, or other departments as needed. Obtains emergency
equipment as needed. Completes other non-direct patient care duties
as directed. Consistently checks pre-established unit inventory and
orders needed supplies. Takes responsibility in utilizing and
directing volunteers. Consistently follows Infection Control
Policies including proper handling of specimens and hand washing.
Consistently assists in providing a safe environment by following
all fire and safety precautions. Reports, documents, and takes
appropriate action (by the end of the shift) for incidents or
quality issues that may affect the patient's or staff's well-being.
Assists in completing emergency forms, i.e., Fire Alarm Drill Log.
Consistently reports broken equipment and/or needs for repairs and
tags equipment appropriately. . Required: High School Diploma or
GED. Able to understand complex written and oral instructions.
Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
Comprehensive general clerical skills required. Demonstrates
effective oral and written communication skills towards all
clients. Must be able to write legibly. Demands require working in
a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions and remaining
calm under stress. Must possess excellent organizational skills,
with the ability to prioritize and organize work load
independently. Must demonstrate teamwork in a pleasant manner. Must
successfully complete EKG test within the first 30 days of hire
Will demonstrate competency in monitoring and interpreting cardiac
rhythms accurately, upon hire, or transfer and annually Preferred:
Health Unit Coordinator certification desired. American Heart
Association BLS Certification Prior unit secretary training or
health care experience preferred.
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