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Virtual Monitor Technician (7p)

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San Antonio, TX, United States

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Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.

As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations. 


We offer you a generous benefits package including:


  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Repayment


The Visual Monitor Technician provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients.  First line of action is to verbally redirect the patient from engaging in at risk behaviors.  Summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.  Knowledgeable and supportive of patient and institutional confidentiality and related hospital policies.   
 
Essential Job Functions:
  1.  Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the AvaSys Telesitter Solution software.
  2. Maintains visual observation at all times.  Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room.  Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.
  3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the appropriate care to this patient population based on the patient's individualized treatment plan as delegated by the RN.
  4. Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment. Arranges meal break times with nurse or appropriately trained staff member and informs nurse prior to leaving monitoring station for any reason so that relief may be provided to ensure constant patient observation.
  5. Provides patient with explanation as necessary, but does not counsel or provide opinions.  Demonstrates behaviors in line with Service Excellence.
  6. Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others.  Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues.  Assures patient environment safety.  Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports finding to Charge Nurse.
  7. Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors and participates in organizational and department safety programs.
 
Additional Job Functions:
 
  1. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System (MHS).
  2. Must learn and comply with system and facility safety policies and rules.
  3. Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community.
  4. Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
 
High school graduate or G.E.D.
 
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
 
None

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
 
REQUIRED:
 
None
 
PREFERRED:
 
Prior experience in the hospital setting.

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Methodist Hospital
Facility: Methodist Hospital
Job ID: 02531-96516
Category: Nursing Support
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Nights (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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