Updated 7 days ago

Monitor Tech Per Diem Rotate 12hr ER

Palm Springs, CA 92262
Full-time, Part-time
$34.28 - $50.75
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GENERAL DUTIES:

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 and interprets accurately cardiac rhythms of patients on telemetric equipment. Informs licensed caregiver of dysrhythmia as they occur.
  • Maintains integrity of the telemetry system. Reports all malfunctions or needed adjustments of equipment.
  • Documents all EKG rhythm strips of patient's room number, name, date, and the time the strip was obtained.
  • Ensures that all alarms are on at all times with the appropriate parameters.
  • Maintains and updates knowledge of basic arrhythmias.
  • May perform clerical and other duties as requested.
  • Obtains information and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development.
  • Understands the range of treatment needed as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of electrocardiographic monitoring.
  • Responds appropriately to electrocardiographic rhythms.
  • Consistently answers questions and directs visitors and the patients' family members in a courteous manner.
  • Consistently assists physicians and other hospital personnel with locating patients, charts, and answering questions at the time of request.
  • Consistently follows appropriate lines of authority when communicating information and/or screening calls (according to unit guidelines).
  • Consistently answers in-coming telephone calls within four rings:
  • Responds to caller's needs or refers telephone calls to appropriate person/department.
  • Consistently assembles patient's record within 30 minutes of transfer.
  • Maintains current and previous records according to unit policies/procedures.
  • Consistently keeps medical records in designated area.
  • Obtains chart copies for transfer to another facility before discharge.
  • Consistently maintains the integrity of the discharge chart for medical records.
  • Consistently enters orders correctly into the CERNER System in a timely manner.
  • Consistently follows appropriate CERNER downtime procedures (hard copy).
  • Consistently signs, times and dates all transcribed orders as required.
  • Consistently notifies nurse caring for patient of any STAT orders when written.
  • At time of admission and on-going, documents allergies on medication administration record, physician order sheet, front of chart and kardex, and inputs info on the PMI screen. Maintains kardexes and to ensure complete and accurate.
  • Assists the RN in clarifying illegible or confusing orders information in order to facilitate patient follow-up.
  • Demonstrates accurate 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 of input into unit effectiveness; attends all staff meetings, and/or reads and signs 100% of staff meeting minutes. (Unable to exceed standards).
  • Participates in unit quality improvement activities as assigned.
  • Gives end of shift report regarding pending issues to oncoming HUC or appropriate staff person.
  • Uses all functions of computer system: transfer, discharge census sheets, reports, print functions, etc.
  • Consistently keeps patient computer screen updated.
  • Obtains preliminary reports as needed.
  • Transports needed items to/from lab, pharmacy, or other departments as needed.
  • Obtains emergency equipment as needed.
  • Completes other non-direct patient care duties as directed.
  • Consistently checks pre-established unit inventory and orders needed supplies.
  • Takes responsibility in utilizing and directing volunteers.
  • Consistently follows Infection Control Policies including proper handling of specimens and hand washing.
  • Consistently assists in providing a safe environment by following all fire and safety precautions.
  • Reports, documents, and takes appropriate action (by the end of the shift) for incidents or quality issues that may affect the patient's or staff's well-being.
  • Assists in completing emergency forms, i.e., Fire Alarm Drill Log.
  • Consistently reports broken equipment and/or needs for repairs and tags equipment appropriately.
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Qualifications:

Required:
  • 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
Preferred:
  • Health Unit Coordinator certification desired.
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification
  • Prior unit secretary training or health care experience preferred.
Job: Emergency/EMT/Paramedic

Primary Location: Palm Springs, California

Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center

Job Type: PT2Y

Shift Type: Rotate
Posting ID: 603603543Posted: 2021-06-09Job Title: Monitor Tech