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Monitor Technician-FT Days 0630-1830

Company: Mercy
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Position: Monitor Technician

Department: Telemetry

Shift: Full-Time Days 0630-1830

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."

Overview:

The Monitoring Technician is responsible for on-going surveillance of patient cardiac monitors and provides RNs and/or clinicians with immediate notification of any changes in cardiac rhythms. Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern and prior variances. Works cooperatively as part of a team. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

Job Description:

Troubleshoots monitors with nursing staff and contacts Clinical Engineering as appropriate.- Follows policy/procedure for MERS/ Sentinel event reporting- Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.- Complies with patient rights/regulations.Orients and mentors new staff members. Serves as a resource for training and troubleshooting- Maintains accurate census information.- Coordinates workflow by communicating to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.- Prioritizes appropriately and utilizes good use of time.Maintains ongoing, high-level surveillance of patient's cardiac rhythms and immediately notifies nursing/clinicians of any rate/rhythm changes- Measures and interprets patients heart rhythm and documents on patient record per policy.- Initiates and discontinues monitoring on notification of admission, transfer, or discharge from the bedside clinician.- Performs clerical duties related to admission, discharge, and documentation of patient information.- Keeps updated on monitoring system and maintains clinical competence.- Observes changes or unusual occurrences in patient condition and reports them immediately to the appropriate personnel.- Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.- Seeks opportunities for continued learningCommunication Management:- Answers telephone and communicates clearly when receiving information from units or providers. Uses clear and complete communication with unit personnel when delivering information about changes in patient rhythm.- Develops a rapport and cooperative relationship with nursing and clinical staff and responds to questions/requests from healthcare providers.- Accepts delegation of tasksTechnology:- Performs unit specific computer functions.- Reports computer issues as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma, G.E.D. and/or current Mercy coworker.Monitor tech course completion and/or passing score of 85% on monitor tech competency exam.
  • Experience: Basic computer skills. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task is essential. Excellent communication skills and ability to make quick decisions under pressure is a must.
  • Certifications: CRAT certification preferred

    We Offer Great Benefits:

    Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 32 hours or more per pay period!

    We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

    At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

    What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

Keywords: Mercy, St. Louis , Monitor Technician-FT Days 0630-1830, Professions , Saint Louis, Missouri

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