HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Monitor Technician - Central Tele (Nights w/rotating weekends) in San Antonio, Texas
Downtown San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Part of the Methodist Health System, Metropolitan is recognized for providing Center of Excellence level of care for cardiac, neuro, and bariatric patients. The Women’s Pavilion delivers over 4,000 babies a year. The urbanization of San Antonio has resulted in significant growth in our emergency services and intensive care. Our facility is large enough to provide a wide range of services but we are able to support individualized development in a personalized setting. We apply evidence based practice to every patient encounter. By focusing on continuous quality improvement, we seek to deliver world class care with a personal touch. The community and our family environment are at the heart of all we do and sustain our values driven organization.
TheCardiac Monitor Technicianwill maintain cardiac monitoring by observing and documenting ECG rhythms.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for observing the monitor at all times, responding to alarms immediately, and reporting any changes in the patient’s rhythm to the team leader or nurse caring for the patient.
Takes reports on all monitored patients from the monitoring staff. Reviews rhythms, treatment orders for dysrhythmias, and other pertinent information. Collects and documents the rhythm type.
Assembles a transmitter, battery,apouch, and electrodes for the admitting nurse. Performs skin prep for placement of monitor by the nurse. Maintains a supply of strip sheets, summary sheets, electrodes, wires, ECG paper, batteries, pouches, and transmitters. Cleans electrode wires and transmitters when monitoring is discontinued.
Informs the Charge Nurse of any equipment malfunctions. Checks all monitor’s high/low alarms are set properly, according to physician’s orders or unit standard.
Documents monitor patterns and mount strips every 4 hours, when any new ectopic beat is observed, and/or when a change of pattern occurs. All rhythm strips will be labeled with the patient’s name, date, time, and room number.
Analyzes rhythm strips for ventricular rate, atrial rate, PR interval, and QRS duration and document in the appropriate place.
Additional Job Functions:
May handle, pick up, deliver, or stock non-controlled medications as directed by a licensed team member.
Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System (MHS).
Must learn and comply with system and facility safety policies and rules.
Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community.
Completes other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Previous Cardiac Monitor Tech experience in a hospital setting.
Title: Monitor Technician - Central Tele (Nights w/rotating weekends)
Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
Requisition ID: 01578-70882