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Monitor Technician

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Olney
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSEA health care team member who observes the cardiac monitors to identify and documents dysrhythmias and notifies RN of any critical life-threatening issues.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIESClinical/Technical: Monitors patients, supplies or equipment as directed by supervisory staff.Interprets basic dysrhythmias, calculates heart rates and EKG intervals (PR, QRS, QT Intervals).Accurately admits patients to the remote monitor station (patient first and last name, room number and date).Uses 2 patient identifiers when admitting and discharging patients from the remote monitor.Notifies the Primary RN of any change in the patient's rhythm at the time of the occurrence and documents same via a tracing.Completes daily counts of all remote monitoring equipment and documents (telemetries, pulse Oxy, NTX's, cables). Transcribes patient data onto chart in an accurate and concise manner.Documents the rhythms on the monitor Log and patient chart according to the Remote Monitor Protocol.Obtains/files of monitor strips on all patients.Communication: Between all levels of health care team, patients, visitors and customers.Answers telephone per hospital protocol (name, unit and customer service script).Works with Critical Care Charge RN daily to review remote monitors and patients. (8a and 8p).Maintains professional communication with Health Care Team members at all time.Obtains remote unit nursing assignments and vocera's every shift Utilizes vocera and/or telephone to notify Primary RN of changes in remote monitor rhythms. Ensures all rhythm strip documents arrive at remote unit each shift (7a, 3p, 11p). Notifies Critical Care Charge RN / Manager of any missing equipment daily. Reviews remote monitor rhythms with physician daily.Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.Participates in training and development activities when learning needs are identified.Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.).Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments Participates in departmental projects.Participates in interdepartmental activities when asked.Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.Department/Unit Specific Duties:Assists in the collection of PI Data (length of stay, ICU returns and Discharge call backs).QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalentEXPEREINCE: 1-2 years of experience preferredLICENSURE, CERTIFICATION & REGISTRATION: Patient Monitoring Certification or relevant monitoring experience and ECG interpretationKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend EnglishBasic computer skills to perform data entryHIPAA policies on Confidentiality

Keywords: MedStar Health, Olney , Monitor Technician, Professions , Olney, Maryland

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