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We are seeking a Cardiac 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.
What you will do in this role:
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.
What qualifications you will need:
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable) for each job function performed.
Methodist Hospital Northeast has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. With over 170 beds, the hospital offers a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, vascular, neurosurgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures. It is home to the Joint Replacement Academy offering the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain, as well as a neurosurgical program offering services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care.
We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center; the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI; and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. Methodist Hospital Northeast has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. The hospital has also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Northeast under Locations.
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