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Company name : St. Charles Health
Location : Bend, OR 97701
Position : Monitor Technician – CMU (Full Time Days)
Typical pay range: $19. 50 – $23. 14 CMU – Central Monitoring Unit on Intermediate Care Unit
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Monitor Technician
REPORTS TO POSITION: Intermediate Care Unit Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager
DEPARTMENT: Intermediate Care Unit
DATE LAST REVIEWED: July 24, 2019
OUR VISION: Creating America’s healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Intermediate Care Unit is a unit which cares for patients in need of increased cardiac/respiratory monitoring and treatment that medical/surgical units are unable to safely provide due to medication administration, nursing hours and/or cardiac monitor capabilities. Patient care includes but not limited to: Stable mechanical ventilator support; Vasoactive drug infusions; Continuous and/or bolus of antiarrhythmic intravenous medication; Moderate sedation cardioversions; Post cardiac procedures, interventions and/or surgeries; Post-operative arrhythmia management; Post-operative thoracotomy.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Monitor Technician provides patient and family focused care as part of the health care team in accordance with the St. Charles Health System mission, philosophy, policies and procedures. Monitors ECG rhythms and reports observations to the RN. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Recognizes and reports observation to RN.
Records observation and order summary in multiple areas of electronic medical record.
Follows delegation in the delivery of care.
Respects privacy, and maintains patients’ rights to decide about care.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Documents with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice).
Participates in creating intentional relationships and a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way.
Demonstrates knowledge of use and maintenance of equipment needed for assigned area. Demonstrates ability to set up equipment for use.
Demonstrates an awareness of cost containment and economical use of supplies and equipment.
Makes daily patient charges, as appropriate.
Recognizes ECG dysrhythmias and communicates changes in rhythm to RN and to charge nurse.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Basic EKG class required within 6 months of hire.
Must be willing to take courses as requested to maintain competency.
Required: AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Preferred: Certified Nursing Assistant – Level II in Acute Care with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Monitor Technician Certification
Preferred: Acute health care experience.
EKG, Monitor tech experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within St. Charles Health System and external customers/clients/potential employees.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Demonstrated ability and experience in computer applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and MS Office.
Ability to follow verbal and written communications in order to complete duties and assignments.
Continually (75% or more): Sitting, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Standing, lifting 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds.
Rarely (10%): Walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours: 36
Caregiver Type: Regular
Shift: First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position? No
Job Family: MONITOR TECHNICIAN UNIT SECRETARY
Scheduled Days of the Week: Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time: 0700-1930
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