The Hospitals of Providence Monitor Tech Med Surg Tele Full Time 12hr Nights in Palm Springs, California
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 andinterprets accurately cardiac rhythms of patients on telemetric equipment.Informs licensed caregiver of dysrhythmia as they occur.
Maintainsintegrity of the telemetry system. Reports all malfunctions or neededadjustments of equipment.
Documents all EKGrhythm strips of patient's room number, name, date, and the time the stripwas obtained.
Ensures that allalarms are on at all times with the appropriate parameters.
Maintains andupdates knowledge of basic arrhythmias.
May performclerical and other duties as requested.
Obtains informationand interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs.
Demonstratesknowledge of growth and development.
Understands therange of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patientsserved.
Demonstratesknowledge of electrocardiographic monitoring.
Respondsappropriately to electrocardiographic rhythms.
Consistentlyanswers questions and directs visitors and the patients’ family members ina courteous manner.
Consistentlyassists physicians and other hospital personnel with locating patients,charts, and answering questions at the time of request.
Consistentlyfollows appropriate lines of authority when communicating informationand/or screening calls (according to unit guidelines).
Consistentlyanswers in-coming telephone calls within four rings:
Responds tocaller’s needs or refers telephone calls to appropriate person/department.
Consistentlyassembles patient’s record within 30 minutes of transfer.
Maintains currentand previous records according to unit policies/procedures.
Consistently keepsmedical records in designated area.
Obtains chartcopies for transfer to another facility before discharge.
Consistentlymaintains the integrity of the discharge chart for medical records.
Consistentlyenters orders correctly into the CERNER System in a timely manner.
Consistentlyfollows appropriate CERNER downtime procedures (hard copy).
Consistentlysigns, times and dates all transcribed orders as required.
Consistentlynotifies nurse caring for patient of any STAT orders when written.
At time ofadmission and on-going, documents allergies on medication administrationrecord, physician order sheet, front of chart and kardex, and inputs infoon the PMI screen. Maintainskardexes and to ensure complete and accurate.
Assists the RN inclarifying illegible or confusing orders information in order tofacilitate patient follow-up.
Demonstratesaccurate 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 ofinput into unit effectiveness; attends all staff meetings, and/or readsand signs 100% of staff meeting minutes.(Unable to exceed standards).
Participates inunit quality improvement activities as assigned.
Gives end of shiftreport regarding pending issues to oncoming HUC or appropriate staffperson.
Uses all functionsof computer system: transfer,discharge census sheets, reports, print functions, etc.
Consistently keepspatient computer screen updated.
Obtainspreliminary reports as needed.
Transports neededitems to/from lab, pharmacy, or other departments as needed.
Obtains emergencyequipment as needed.
Completes othernon-direct patient care duties as directed.
Consistentlychecks pre-established unit inventory and orders needed supplies.
Takesresponsibility in utilizing and directing volunteers.
Consistentlyfollows Infection Control Policies including proper handling of specimensand hand washing.
Consistentlyassists in providing a safe environment by following all fire and safetyprecautions.
Reports,documents, and takes appropriate action (by the end of the shift) forincidents or quality issues that may affect the patient’s or staff’s well-being.
Assists incompleting emergency forms, i.e., Fire Alarm Drill Log.
Consistentlyreports broken equipment and/or needs for repairs and tags equipmentappropriately.
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 preferred.
Organization: Desert Regional Medical Center
Title: Monitor Tech Med Surg Tele Full Time 12hr Nights
Location: CA-Palm Springs
Requisition ID: 1605045956