The Monitor Technician monitors, records, interprets and documents the electrocardiograph tracings of patients on telemetry monitors. This position recognizes and reports arrhythmias to medical or nursing staff. The Health Unit Coordinator performs clerical duties and coordinates communication of a unit to support patient care activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Operates complex cardiac monitoring systems, including ECG rhythm screens, computerized dysrhythmia detection system and rhythm printers.
Observes and documents ECG monitors according to established guidelines, and reports to appropriate staff the necessary information such as patient name, room number, cardiac rhythm, dysrhythmia, and life-threatening situations.
Maintains, monitors, cleans equipment and reports any malfunctions to the appropriate Biomed individual.
Sets up central station. Monitors alarms, troubleshoots false alarms, and corrects improper lead placement.
Assists with rhythm interpretation and dysrhythmia detection. Labels monitor strips to indicate significant events such as defibrillation, electrical-cardioversion, CPR and code medication administration.
Records information in patient's log and maintains accurate, neat account of patient's cardiac monitoring status during episode of care. Identifies and records patient's rhythm and changes in patient rhythm and condition.
Performs clerical duties necessary to support patient care activities. Initiates, assembles and maintains patient charts in accordance with established procedures. Files reports and test results.
Transcribes physician orders.
Processes ordered tests, medications, procedures and appointments. Processes patient admits, transfers and discharges. Informs team members of reports, orders and other information.
Answers telephones and manages the patient call system. Serves as an information resource to patients, staff and public consistently interacting appropriately with all ages.
Maintains a clean, safe and functional work area.
Maintains par levels of non-billables, supplies, forms and patient care equipment. Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.
Coordinates transportation for patients and patient items as delegated.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Must be enrolled in appropriate educational program to receive Cardiac Rhythm Test within one year if current certification is not held.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the heart in relation to waves, complexes, time and voltage as shown through the conduction system and strip interpretation.
Knowledge of telemetry services.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work cooperatively with members of the healthcare delivery team.
Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in the workload and work schedules.
Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergencies.
Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
Excellent bedside manner and ability to make patients feel at ease; appears friendly, reassuring and approachable to patients.
Ability to take instruction from a doctor.
Familiarity with medical charts and records.
High attention to detail.
Knowledge of basic computer and keyboard skills.
Completion of Health Unit Coordinator Training Program preferred.
Location/Facility - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving
Specialty/Department/Practice -Emergency Department
Shift/Schedule - Full time days with three 12 hour shifts per week & rotating weekends.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
Internal Number: 20013555
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!