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Catholic Health Initiatives Monitor Tech in Bryan, Texas

Monitor Tech

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

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

  • 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.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • ESSENTIAL
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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%.

  4. Privacy: Assures privacy of all patient information to protect patient rights and meet HIPPA guidelines. Reports suspected violations immediately.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education

  • Required: Formal training program after high school

  • Major

  • Required: N/A

  • Preferred: Nursing

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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