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Monitor Tech-Coronary - Nights

Company: CHI Health
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 48
Primary Location: NE > GRAND ISLAND > ST FRANCIS

Principal Duties and


1.*------------ Performs basic monitoring functions with
component central monitoring station including, but not limited to:


a.---------------- admitting and discharging from the
Central Monitor and assigning arrhythmia monitoring, if needed,

b.---------------- adjusting alarm limits at the RN's
direction, validating alarms, changing paced status, and turning alarms on/off,

c.---------------- printing strip recordings at intervals
per routine orders, printing strip recordings of alarms, and assuring that any
changes in conduction, rhythm, or rate requiring immediate attention are
reviewed by an RN.-- Mounting routine and
alarm records for review by nursing staff, and posting of reviewed strip sheets
to the appropriate patient chart (CICU) or unit (PCU or telemetry) daily,

d.---------------- troubleshooting monitor problems and
contacting Bio Med for repairs as appropriate,

e.---------------- pages appropriate floor to notify
nursing staff of need for assessment of patient arrythmia, no signal, low
battery, etc.


2.*------------ Assembles new patient charts, maintains
current patient charts, and breaks down patient charts on dismissal.-- Posts appropriate reports to patient
chart.-- Keeps charts supplied with
adequate Doctor's Order Sheets.---- Thins
charts as needed and makes copies of necessary chart information for out of
hospital transfers of patients.


3.*------------ Monitors patient charts for new orders
and notifies nursing personnel of orders requiring immediate attention. Scans, faxes
and transcribes physician orders per hospital policy.-- Through computer order entry, and other
communication as needed, notifies department or staff and schedules ordered
tests, procedures, consults, dietary needs, equipment repairs, etc.


4.*------------ Performs receptionist and secretarial
support for unit.-- Greets and directs
unit visitors, clergy, and other health care personnel to assigned rooms.-- Utilizes telephone and paging systems.-- Answers patient call system.-- Relays calls, messages, and patient requests
to the appropriate people.-- Clerical
duties include posting charges, ordering supplies, filing, and printing
forms.-- Generates and maintains work
orders to Plant Operations and Maintenance.


5.*------------ Cleans and maintains specialized
equipment (e.g., tele boxes, monitor cables and modules) as directed by the
Unit Manager or designee.-- Restocks CICU
rooms and/or designated areas.


6.*------------ Answers call lights to determine patient
needs, responds to patient requests, and/or relays to RN responsible for
patient's care.-- Transfers patients,
beds, and patient care equipment to other rooms while adhering to safety


7.*------------ Transports dismissed patients from
patient room to vehicle, making appropriate stops (e.g., dismissal desk for
arrangement of payment) according to dismissal procedures.-- Transports patients from Admissions and
Emergency area to patient room, as appropriate.


8.---------------- Provides assistance in unit activities
such as meal tray checking and passing as necessary.



* Essential


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities Required


1.---------------- Ability to read and write English,
comprehend and communicate complicated verbal and written instructions, basic
arithmetic skills for supply ordering and heart rate calculation at a level
normally acquired through completion of high school.


2.---------------- Approximately one to three months
on-the-job experience to learn heart rhythms, operation of the central station
monitors, order transcription and computer order entry, and become familiar
with unit routines.


3.---------------- Interpersonal skills necessary to gather
and exchange factual information with physicians, patients, visitors, clergy
and other health care personnel in a courteous manner.


4.---------------- Analytical skills in order to
recognize, interpret, and report life threatening changes on the central
monitors and to solve simple malfunctions of the central monitors.-- Also, analytical skills necessary to organize
work, gather, collate and interpret data related to patient transport or


5.---------------- Ability to concentrate and pay close
attention for up to 80% work time when monitoring central station, entering and
transcribing orders, answering the telephone, and talking with physicians and


  • Ability to be on feet and walk up to 80% of work time
    when not at monitoring station; ability to push and/or pull 200 pounds, and
    lift up to 50 pounds for up to 10% of work time when position patients, moving
    equipment and so forth.

    Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0254359

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Shift: Night Job

  • Market: CHI Health

Keywords: CHI Health, Grand Island , Monitor Tech-Coronary - Nights, Other , Grand Island, Nebraska

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