Monitor Tech - Centralized Telemetry - Pool - Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Department: DPH Centralized Telemetry
Status: Pool/Per Diem
Monitor Tech is responsible for the continuous monitoring, interpretation, communication, and documentation of cardiac rhythms and rhythm components.
High school graduate or equivalent and:
Monitor Technician with prior related experience AND has passed an ECG competency assessment:
- Must pass Rhythm Test with grade of 84% or higher. If grade is below 84%, individual must take Orlando Health's basic ECG course and pass the exam within 60 days.
Monitor technician without previous related experience:
- Must take Orlando Health's basic ECG course and complete the Rhythm Test within 60 days with a pass rate of 84% or higher.
BLS/Health Care provider certification required.
- Monitors and reviews patient information to determine baseline cardiac rhythm.
- Demonstrates competency in telemetry lead placement for accurate cardiac rhythm analysis.
- Analyzes cardiac rhythm and records measurements, calculations, and interpretation of patient record in accordance every 6 hours and PRN with established protocols.
- Notifies Registered Nurse of cardiac rhythm or rhythm component changes and follows current escalation protocol.
- Notifies Registered Nurse if patient off monitor and follows current escalation protocol.
- Maintains current knowledge of the technical operation of the central monitoring station.
- Maintains/checks high and low alarm settings on every telemetry patient each shift.
- Gives/accepts shift reports to provide current patient information.
- Works with assigned nursing personnel to coordinate initiation and discontinuation of telemetry.
- Identifies and troubleshoots routine technical problems with the central monitoring system and initiates biomedical repairs as necessary.
- Advances own current knowledge of cardiac rhythm analysis and interpretation.
- Protects patient confidentiality and sensitive data at all times.
- Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
- Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions
- Safeguards electronic Equipment, keeping liquids away from computers, telemetry monitors, and phones.
- Maintains physical environment conducive to continuous telemetry monitoring, including but not limited to noise reduction and minimal foot traffic.
- Answers the telephone promptly and courteously, identifying self and responding to requests.
- Supports new ideas and promotes positive change. Remains calm and helpful during stressful situations.
- Attends staff meetings and meets all mandatory education requirements.
- Demonstrates commitment to service, organizational values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
- Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
- Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned
- Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently
- Other duties as assigned.
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