Catholic Health Initiatives Monitor Tech - Float Pool - Days in HOUSTON, Texas

Monitor Tech - Float Pool - Days

Description

CHI

St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of

the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI

operates in 18 states and comprises more than 90 hospitals, including four

academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 24 critical-access facilities;

community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home

health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient

continuum of care. CHI St. Luke’s

Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health

through high-quality, cost-effective care. In partnership with our physicians

and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring

for the whole person while creating healthier communities. CHI St. Luke’s

Health is comprised of six hospitals across the Houston metropolitan area.

Provides continuous observation of

monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry and reports significant

information to appropriate nursing personnel; Functions within a designated

hospital area to assist nursing personnel in the close observation in the

monitoring of patients.

Qualifications

Minimum Job Qualifications

Minimum

Education: High School Diploma/GED

Minimum years in field

previous to employment: One (1) year of experience as a monitor tech, EMT or paramedic

Position

Responsibilities

  1. Continuous observation of

monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and

Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module. Obtains rhythm strip at

beginning of shift, on admission and whenever changes occur. Labels strip with

patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS

interval

  1. Trouble shoots telemetry

equipment, Ensures monitors are functioning properly, ensure telemetry supplies

are readily available. Accounts for all telemetry transmitters, Verifies daily

telemetry charges

  1. Identifies changes in rate,

rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes. Responds appropriately to

emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate

staff

  1. Assists in answering telephone,

Ensures pull down desks are in upright position after posting EKG strips on

patient chart, keeps work area neat and clean, no food or drink in work station,

Ensures transmitters are properly cleaned between patients, electrical cords off

floor

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to

personal growth and development by completing annual mandatory in-services and

Code Validation within given time frame, attends unit-based in-services, attends

monthly departmental meetings. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to

unit/service needs, i.e., floating to other areas

Job Nursing Support

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120448