Technician Monitor

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Olney, MD

About the Job

POSITION PURPOSE

A health care team member who observes the cardiac monitors to identify and documents dysrhythmias and notifies RN of any critical life-threatening issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

  1. Clinical/Technical: Monitors patients, supplies or equipment as directed by supervisory staff.
    1. Interprets basic dysrhythmias, calculates heart rates and EKG intervals (PR, QRS, QT Intervals).
    2. Accurately admits patients to the remote monitor station (patient first and last name, room number and date).
    3. Uses 2 patient identifiers when admitting and discharging patients from the remote monitor.
    4. Notifies the Primary RN of any change in the patient’s rhythm at the time of the occurrence and documents same via a tracing.
    5. Completes daily counts of all remote monitoring equipment and documents (telemetries, pulse Oxy, NTX’s, cables).
    6. Transcribes patient data onto chart in an accurate and concise manner.
    7. Documents the rhythms on the monitor Log and patient chart according to the Remote Monitor Protocol.
    8. Obtains/files of monitor strips on all patients. 
  2. Communication: Between all levels of health care team, patients, visitors and customers.
    1. Answers telephone per hospital protocol (name, unit and customer service script).
    2. Works with Critical Care Charge RN daily to review remote monitors and patients. (8a and 8p).
    3. Maintains professional communication with Health Care Team members at all time.
    4. Obtains remote unit nursing assignments and vocera’s every shift
    5. Utilizes vocera and/or telephone to notify Primary RN of changes in remote monitor rhythms.
    6. Ensures all rhythm strip documents arrive at remote unit each shift (7a, 3p, 11p).
    7. Notifies Critical Care Charge RN / Manager of any missing equipment daily.
    8. Reviews remote monitor rhythms with physician daily. 
  3. Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.
    1. Participates in training and development activities when learning needs are identified.
    2. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.
    3. Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.). 
  4. Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments
    1. Participates in departmental projects.
    2. Participates in interdepartmental activities when asked.
    3. Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit. 
  5. Department/Unit Specific Duties:
    1. Assists in the collection of PI Data (length of stay, ICU returns and Discharge call backs). 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent

EXPEREINCE: 

  • 1-2 years of experience preferred

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION & REGISTRATION: 

  • Patient Monitoring Certification or relevant monitoring experience and ECG interpretation
  • Passing score of 80% on ECG test (MMMC)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
  • Basic computer skills to perform data entry
  • HIPAA policies on Confidentiality

AGE SPECIFIC: 

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the appropriate care for patients in all age groups, including geriatric age groups.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.