Monitor Tech Full Time Nights
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: November 9, 2019
Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital
classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility
with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based
Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides
a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute
care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery,
neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as
well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.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
? Monitors and interprets accurately cardiac rhythms of patients on
telemetric equipment. Informs licensed caregiver of dysrhythmia as
? 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
? Maintains and updates knowledge of basic arrhythmias.
? May perform clerical and other duties as requested.
? Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the
? 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
? Consistently follows appropriate lines of authority when
communicating information and/or screening calls (according to unit
? Consistently answers in-coming telephone calls within four
? Responds to caller?s needs or refers telephone calls to
? Consistently assembles patient?s record within 30 minutes of
? Maintains current and previous records according to unit
? Consistently keeps medical records in designated area.
? Obtains chart copies for transfer to another facility before
? Consistently maintains the integrity of the discharge chart for
? Consistently enters orders correctly into the CERNER System in a
? Consistently follows appropriate CERNER downtime procedures (hard
? Consistently signs, times and dates all transcribed orders as
? Consistently notifies nurse caring for patient of any STAT orders
? 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
? 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
? 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
? Consistently reports broken equipment and/or needs for repairs
and tags equipment appropriately.
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
Health Unit Coordinator certification desired. American Heart
Association BLS Certification preferred.
Prior unit secretary training or health care experience
Job: Laboratory and Clinical TechniciansPrimary Location: Palm
Springs, CaliforniaFacility: Desert Regional Medical CenterJob
Type: Full-timeShift Type: Nights
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