UnityPoint Health

  • Monitor Technician - Cardiac

    Requisition ID
    2018-53368
    Category
    Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing
    Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Address
    221 NE Glen Oak Ave
    Affiliate
    5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
    City
    Peoria
    Department
    5C Cardiac- MMCI
    State
    IL
    FTE
    0.9
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    7p-7a
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

     

    At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

     

    UnityPoint Health Methodist Campus

    Cardiac - Monitor Technician

    Full Time 36 hours/week 7:00pm-7:30am every other weekend and holiday rotation required

     

    The Monitor Technician's functions include observation, identification, documentation and communication of various cardiac rhythms. The Monitor Technician reports these changes to the patient's assigned nurse and responds to physician inquiries.

    Responsibilities

    • CONTINUOUSLY OBSERVES, EVALUATES, AND RECALLS CARDIAC RHYTHMS OF TELEMETRY PATIENTS AND EFFECTIVELY PERFORMS VIDEO MONITORING OF SEIZURE PATIENTS.
      • Assessment of cardiac rhythm
        • Accurately interprets cardiac rhythms
        • Measures EKG intervals to make accurate cardiac rhythm assessment
        • Recognizes dysrhythmias or changes in EKG complex promptly
        • Monitors Q waves, ST segment and QT intervals and notes changes
        • Responds to all monitoring outcomes
        • Investigates the cause of any interruption in reception of the heart rhythm
      • Documentation
        • Accurately documents EKG rhythm strip at the beginning of each shift
        • Documents all changes in rhythms or EKG complex
      • Reporting
        • Gives concise, complete end of shift report
        • Gives concise, complete EKG rhythm report to the RN caring for the patient on telemetry
        • Reports all changes in rhythm and EKG complex to the RN caring for the patient on telemetry
        • Interacts with physicians when inquiries are made
        • Reports any interruption in reception of heart rhythm
        • Knows process for renewal of telemetry.
      • Monitoring of seizure patients
        • Continuously observes patient activity via video monitor
        • Recognizes changes in patient behavior or activity while on the video monitor
        • Manipulates video camera to assure continuous observation via video monitor
        • Alerts staff caring for the patient of any changes in behavior or activity
    • ENSURES PROPER FUNCTION OF MONITORING EQUIPMENT, MAINTAINS ADEQUATE SUPPLIES, AND USES TROUBLESHOOTING TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE OPTIMAL UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT.
      • Knowledgeable about monitoring systems
        • Able to use the functions of the monitoring system and individualize settings to each patient's need
        • Able to maneuver video camera to ensure adequate monitoring of seizure patients
        • Correctly enters monitoring changes in the computer
      • Troubleshooting
        • Uses problem-solving skills and past experiences to optimize use of monitoring equipment or to address equipment failure
        • Seeks assistance from peers, Nurse Manager or Biomedical Engineering to address equipment concerns
        • Reports equipment failures immediately
      • Maintains supplies
        • Maintains responsibility for controlling equipment and supplies
        • Documents and tracks equipment use
        • Reports equipment needs to Unit Leader
        • Restocks MT supplies as needed
    • MAINTAINS CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF CARDIAC MONITORING AND PARTICIPATES IN CONTINUING EDUCATION.
      • Knowledge and education
        • Successfully completes recertification EKG test
        • Attends required in-services
        • Interacts with CNS to advance skills
        • Participates in unit meetings and in-services
        • Shares information with peers
    • INTEGRATION OF INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS WITHIN UNIT AND PERFORMS SUPPORTIVE ACTIVITIES TO OPTIMIZE EFFICIENT PATIENT CARE.
      • Supportive activities
        • Politely and promptly answers all telephone lines
        • Enters changes as appropriate
        • Computer entry for orders including but not limited to: Labs, SPD supplies
      • Flexibility and adaptation to changing unit needs
        • Accepts, assists with, and supports unit changes with explanation
        • Efficient and accurate response in a unit crisis
        • Assists in sitting with patients
      • Unit involvement
        • Willingness to assist peers in assignment completion
        • Maintains open communication
        • Assists in achieving department goals and objectives
        • Gives and receives peer evaluation constructively
        • Knowledgeable of quality assurance indicators and assists in improvement of patient care

    Qualifications

    Education

    • High School Diploma/GED preferred

    Work Experience

    • 1-3 years of experience in/with Nursing Assistant or a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate. Medical terminology, typing and knowledge of a computer system Preferred.

     EOE M/F/V/D

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