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Monitor Technician PCU

Company: CHI St. Alexius Bismarck
Location: Bismarck
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.
CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.
CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.
Responsibilities
Works under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator. The Monitor Technician is responsible for the constant observation of EKG monitors on Telemetry. She/he will observe, interpret, report, and document the heart rhythm of the monitored patients; immediately recognizes life threatening arrhythmia and initiates follow up action. Maintains patient records as necessary on a daily basis along with daily charges for the monitoring. Communicates effectively by use of the telephone, nurse call system, and one-to-one communication. Accepts and completes miscellaneous duties as assigned. All the criteria-based duties and standards within this document will be performed according to policies, procedures and guidelines within this document and the Medical Center.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adheres to St. Alexius Medical Center mission, values, and Journey Beyond Excellence expectations to foster a compassionate, healing environment providing physiological, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, families, and visitors.
  • Monitors heart rhythm pattern of patients and reporting important changes to the nursing staff or Team Leader immediately.
  • Assist maintaining equipment and ensure batteries are replaced and installed properly.
  • Constantly observes screens of cardiac monitors and listens for alarm to identify abnormal variations in heart rhythm.
  • Measures length and height of patient's heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout, using calipers, and posts information for nursing staff to place on patient records.
  • Assists with maintenance of equipment in collaboration with Bio-Med.
  • Has knowledge of Telemetry specific policies and procedures and provides input to updating as necessary,
  • Successfully completes the defined job specific competencies, including competencies for age specific, as appropriate#missioncritical
    Qualifications
    and comprehend medical terminology.Licensure: Preferred experience in a monitor tech position or other related field in regards to EKG interpretation, hospital experience, or satisfactory completion of training program.Experience: None required.Skills: Ability to perform detailed assignments, work under stressful conditions, and relate positively with patient, physicians, hospital staff and visitors. Must possess basic office skills. Basic Life Support Certification within the orientation period and meets re-certification as required.Interpersonal Skills: Good communication skills are necessary because of the constant communication, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors, and medical center staff. Accountable for own conduct and promotes and supports positive working relationships among staff, between other disciplines, departments, families, visitors, and patients. Maintains confidentiality.Physical Effort: Safe levels of physical effort will not exceed: Lifting: (between knuckle and shoulder height) up to 30 lbs. Carrying: (between hip and shoulder height for a distance up to 28 feet), up to 40 lbs. Pulling: initial forces up to 50 lbs of force. Pushing: initial forces up to 45 lbs of force or sustained forces 15-20 lbs.Hours of Work: Rotating shift work or straight days, evenings, or nights. Rotating holidays and weekends.Exemption Status: Non-Exempt/ExemptOther: Works under the following conditions: potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, and infectious environmental hazards.

Keywords: CHI St. Alexius Bismarck, Bismarck , Monitor Technician PCU, Professions , Bismarck, North Dakota

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