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Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant
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Seeking a Monitor Technician to join our team who will interpret and maintain cardiac monitoring by observing and documenting ECG rhythms. The technician is also responsible for notifying the responsible nurse of any change in cardiac rhythm or rate.
Responsible for observing the monitor at all times, responding to alarms immediately and reports any changes in the patient’s rhythm to the team leader or nurse caring for the patient.
Takes report on all monitored patients from the monitoring staff. Reviews rhythms, treatment orders for dysrhythmias, and other pertinent information. Collects and documents the rhythm type.
On admission assembles a transmitter, good battery which has just been checked, a pouch, electrodes, and skin prep for placement by the admitting nurse. Maintains a supply of strip sheets, summary sheets, electrodes, wires, ECG paper, good batteries, pouches, and transmitters. Cleans electrode wires and transmitters when monitoring is discontinued.
Informs the Charge Nurse of any equipment malfunctions so that repairs can be completed as needed. Checks all monitor’s high/low alarms are set properly, according to physician’s orders or unit standard.
Documents monitor patterns and mount strips every 4 hours, when any new ectopic beat is observed, and/or when a change of pattern occurs. All rhythm strips will be labeled with the patient’s name, date, time, and room number.
Analyzes rhythm strips for ventricular rate, atrial rate, PR interval, and QRS duration and document in the appropriate place.
QualificationsPrevious Cardiac Monitor Tech experience in a hospital setting is preferred.
Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. It is home to the Texas Transplant Institute and is the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing database, the center reached a major milestone in 2019 by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year setting a new national record - that’s 65 more transplants than the second center on the list.
In addition to transplant care, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant is a full service hospital with over 260 beds that provides specialized services for liver cancer care, hepatobiliary surgery, emergency care, weight loss surgery, urology surgery, vascular surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, colorectal surgery and behavioral health care. Our surgical expertise extends to robotics, with four da Vinci surgical robots in use. It has been recognized as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery since 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13+, serving as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Specialty and Transplant prides itself on providing the highest quality of patient care possible as proven by their five consecutive Grade A scores from the Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade survey. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant under Locations.
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