General Statement of Job
This position maintains unit files as well as assists doctors with their daily tasks. Employees are responsible for the monitoring and reporting of the cardiac (telemetry) monitors.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Records and updates information obtained from patient monitors as data is received.
Performs data entry of all lab orders, radiological procedure, respiratory orders, dietary and social service consults, as well as all physicians’ orders into the unit’s computer system in a timely and accurate manner.
Reviews office supply inventory for unit and orders office supplies as needed.
Organizes patient charts as necessary.
Monitors patient EKGs for potential problems, and notifies appropriate patient care provider if issue is identified.
Performs PICC line and dialysis charges on patients in preparation for patient procedures done on the unit as required.
Responds to both written and telephone concerns and inquiries from the public, other personnel, and outside agencies; resolves the concern or directs to appropriate entities. Places telephone calls to physicians and ancillary department employees to coordinate patient care.
Performs duties with an understanding of Lakeside Medical Center policies and procedures and unit standards for performing care. Adjusts care to meet the needs of the patient population served as qualified; i.e., infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
Utilizes equipment safely and as directed by policies and instruction. Reports any identified equipment breakdown or malfunction by hospital policy. Maintains cleanliness of equipment after use.
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the hospital mission, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures. Recognizes all staff, physicians and visitors, as well as, patients as customers and provides courteous and respectful service.
Documents and reports any complaints from patients/visitors/physicians to supervisor.
Assists team members and manager in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care processes.
Demonstrates an understanding of responsibility in emergency plans and is available for patient care as needed or scheduled when hospital emergency preparedness plans are activated.
Participates in hospital community activities and promotes the hospital within the community.
Serves as a change leader, positively promoting new systems and changes implemented which improves the hospital and the service provided to its patients.
Participates in the hospital goals for growth by being an example of good service to patients in our community and in assisting physicians and other team members.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Minimum six (6) months to one (1) year monitor tech experience preferred.
Basic EKG interpretation Completion certificate required. CPR certification required.