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Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Telemetry

Company: CHI Franciscan
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 
 
CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  
 
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft 
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities
Job Summary:
 
This role is responsible for performing surveillance of cardiac rhythms at a central monitoring station, and for recognizing, recording and reporting potentially dangerous rhythm changes and arrhythmias in accordance with established standards and procedures.  Work is primarily performed in a centralized monitoring unit, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.  
 
Essential Duties:
  • Monitors patient’s cardiac rhythms and/or oxygen saturation using appropriate cardiac monitoring equipment; obtains a baseline ECG strip on all monitored patients according to department guidelines; records and posts cardiac strips in accordance with established procedures; may replaces electrode pads, wires and batteries as necessary. Updates and verifies patient data in information system; maintains unit/department specific records as assigned.
  • Recognizes rhythms with the potential to alter the patient’s physiology and obtains a documentary ECG strip; immediately reports all arrhythmias to the RN responsible for the patient in accordance with established protocols.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the technical operation and capabilities of the central monitoring station; maintains alarm systems according to established protocols and responds appropriately to monitor alarms; identifies/troubleshoots routine technical problems with the monitors and sends work orders for maintenance/clinical engineering repairs as necessary.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing communications, answers questions and assists staff in accordance with established procedures.
  • Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, Risk Management and Regulatory Standards and if applicable infection prevention. 
  • Maintains a neat and organized work environment; orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary; identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair requests in system, tags equipment and removes from service.
  • Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities; participates in growth opportunities.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.  

Qualifications
Education/Experience Requirements:
 
Three months of post-secondary education/training in regard to a cardiology-related field (e.g. cardiac monitoring, EKG technology, Emergency medicine, nursing, exercise science).
 
OR
 
Graduation from one of the following accredited programs, including EKG Interpretation:
 
Nursing Assistant (or military medical specialty training), or
Medical Assistant 
 
OR
 
One year of recent related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities.
 
* Successful completion of a Basic EKG test is required with 90 days of hire.  
 
Preferred:
 
Graduation from one of the following accredited programs, including EKG Interpretation:
  • Monitor Technician
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Associate’s degree in EKG Technology
  • Work experience as Monitor Tech or Monitor Tech/HUC
stress test, holter

Keywords: CHI Franciscan, Tacoma , Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Telemetry, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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