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Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Station - Full Time - Days - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Monitor Technician monitors, recognizes, and reports to the RN assigned to the patient. This includes any changes in rhythm or alarms per protocol for telemetry in the central monitoring station as well as providing continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitors and reports the EKG rhythms of assigned patients in the central monitoring station, communicates alarms and changes in heart rhythm to RN.

Provides unit staff with information in a timely fashion per patient specific need, including but not limited to; measuring and diagnosis of telemetry strips every 12 hours or as needed, maintaining log books and charging systems.

Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of multiple monitoring software programs.

Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient, if appropriate, over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the appropriate observation to the patient population requiring monitoring.

Participates in report with on-coming monitor staff when arriving for shift, and upon completion of shift. Reviews pertinent information.

Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues. Assures patient environment safety. Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to appropriate staff members.

Demonstrates safe work practice and attitude, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and department safety programs.

Maintains patient dignity and privacy

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education

High school graduate or G.E.D. with general knowledge of the hospital setting

Successful completion of Hospital Orientation

Successful completion of EKG class during orientation period

Work Experience

Previous experience in a hospital environment preferred

Previous clinical experience preferred

Previous direct patient care experience preferred

EKG Rhythm interpretation knowledge preferred

Keywords: Henry Ford Health System, Ann Arbor , Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring Station - Full Time - Days - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI, Healthcare , Jackson, Michigan

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