Assists nursing staff by transcribing physician's orders during emergent situations. Continuously observes documents, and reports the cardiac rhythm status in the units and/or on telemetry. Performs clerical duties ensuring accuracy of unit records. Serves as communication center for nursing unit. Precepts and orients new M.T.'s and nurses to the telemetry monitors and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned by Director and Clinical Supervisor.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of medical terminology course and Basic Dysrhythmias course.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: BLS issued through American Heart Association required.
SKILLS: Cardiac monitoring, basic computer and typing skills, excellent phone etiquette and spelling abilities required. Experience operating facsimile and duplicating equipment preferred.
EXPERIENCE: One year as a Monitor Tech I, or equivalent, at CSVRMC or a similar healthcare institution required.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Critical Care Services
- Bloodborne pathogen B
Employee will be expected to utilize all protective equipment available whenever there is a potential for exposure to infectious materials or hazardous chemicals. Cleaning, repair and replacement of this protective equipment will be furnished by the hospital.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most work is done in a sitting position over long periods of time with hands and arms slightly raised. Regular changes of position from sitting, standing, walking. Must be able to carry up to 25 lbs. and transport by wheelchair patients weighing 200 lbs. Must be able to listen to multiple conversations around working area while performing other tasks. Utilizes available tools to prevent worker injuries.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.