Catholic Health Initiatives Monitor Tech in Bryan, Texas
CHI St Joseph HealthBryan, Texas
Requisition ID 2022-246573 Employment Type Full Time Department Telemetry Monitoring Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Weekly Schedule Variable Shifts Remote No Category Technician
CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station/Bryan TX Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan College Station Brenham Hearne Navasota Caldwell Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region. As an integrated healthcare system CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network includes more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care a freestanding Emergency Room Express Clinics and imaging and diagnostic services.
- Responsible for 1) interpretation and documentation of the continuous ECG monitoring 2) communication of rhythm changes to the assigned nurse and/or charge nurse 3) maintenance and cleaning of transmitters 4) assuring proper lead placement on patient for clear signal on the non-critical patients on Telemetry. Participates as a member of the team.
Communication: Alerts primary nurse to life threatening arrhythmias immediately. Alerts primary nurse to significant changes immediately. Communicates with primary nurse whenever an antiarrhythmic drug is given. Maintains good public relations with patients, families, visitors, doctors, and other employees. Provides an accurate report to oncoming shift and notes rhythm changes.
Documentation: Obtains a brief history of patient and documents on Telemetry record. Is aware of lead placement and documents this in Telemetry record. Keeps track of patient's activity and notes such. Documents and labels a strip initially, every four hours and PRN.
Professional & Educational: Clocks in and out per policy. Gets Director/AD approval before working overtime. Knows rationale and advantages of various lead placements. Knows current monitoring system and capabilities and has ability to troubleshoot system. Attends 100% of all mandatory meetings. Attends 6 or more unit meetings. Orients new personnel as assigned. Actively participates in Performance Improvement initiatives. Serves on Telemetry Documentation Team. Answers patient call light courteously and promptly. Assures that assigned nurse or designee responds promptly for patient needs. Maintains annual unit specific competencies. Completes annual Rhythm Interpretation Competency test with a score of 85%.
Privacy: Assures privacy of all patient information to protect patient rights and meet HIPPA guidelines. Reports suspected violations immediately.
Environment & Patient Safety: Maintains patient and work environment to maximize safe working space. Promptly removes all used and soiled equipment, linen, etc. to appropriate location. BMV scanning rates comply with current policy. Reports all patient safety and hazard concerns immediately.
Supplies: Maintains accurate documentation of charges and supplies used to ensure adequate supply replacement and efficient use of allocated funds. Tests and recycles transmitter batteries. Physically examines &/or replaces patient transmitter leads to assure proper signal. Cleans and maintains transmitters according to vendor recommendations.
Time Management: Clocks in and out according to policy to ensure work is started and completed on time and to lead by example. Obtains Director/designee/House Supervisor approval before working overtime shifts.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.
Required: Formal training program after high school
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