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Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Telemetry

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Telemetry

Position Type: Regular

Shift Hours: 6:00am - 6:30pm

Weekends Required: Every Other

Holidays Required: Occasional

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 60

Primary Location: Tacoma, WA

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a part of a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary

This job 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.



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.

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



Additional Information

* Requisition ID: 2019-R0243701
* Schedule: Full-time
* Shift: Day Job
* Market: CHI-Franciscan System Services

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Tacoma , Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Telemetry, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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