Catholic Health Initiatives Monitor (EKG) Technician - Nights (7pm to 7am) - PRN in SUGAR LAND, Texas

Monitor (EKG) Technician - Nights (7pm to 7am) - PRN

Description

SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL

An acute care

hospital offering medical and surgical services to the Fort Bend community.

Clinical services include heart and vascular, gastroenterology, neurosciences,

diagnostic imaging, women services, orthopedics, and surgical services

including the latest in robotic surgery technology, the da Vinci® Xi. The

hospital offers The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center on its

campus. Sugar Land Hospital is a Pink Ribbon Facility offering 3-D digital

mammography-one of only 100 sites in the United States.

POSITIONSUMMARY

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.

POSITIONRESPONSIBILITIES

  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

Qualifications

MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma/GED

One (1) year of experience as a monitor tech, EMT

or paramedic

Demonstrate knowledge in the area

of EKG interpretation through the following: a) Pass the Basic Dysrhythmia

Rhythm Interpretation Exam b) Successfully complete the Basic Dysrhythmia

Interpretation Course (if applicable)

Job Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-SUGAR LAND-ST LUKE SUGAR LAND

Daily Schedule 7pm to 7am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0113924