Monitor Tech PCU PRN Days in San Marcos, TX at Central Texas Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    8/24/2018
  • Job ID:
    18010577
  • Job Function
    Patient Care
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Central Texas Medical Center

Job Description


Description
Central Texas Medical Center
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we have received a Mother-Friendly Worksite designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Our 178-bed hospital includes a Level IV Emergency and Trauma Center, Women’s Center, Level II NICU, Sleep Improvement Center, Institute for Advanced Wound Care Healing, Rehabilitation Institute, home health and hospice care. Through our CREATION Health Institute, we also play an active role in offering free health education and community events to help support a healthy lifestyle.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for assisting the RN and LVN in implementing and planning patient centered care for all assigned patients on the unit during his/her shift, according to the standards of care of Central Texas Medical Center. Is able to perform basic Unit Clerk functions in all care areas. Performs duties under nursing direction.
  • Responsible for the planning, organizing, and coordination of activities, supplies (stock and non-stock) and equipment for the assigned unit.  Manages communications, on line order entry and mnemonic charge entry. 
  • Responsible for compiling and maintaining accurate medical records from admission through discharge.
  • Promotes and participates in teamwork with physicians and personnel of this and other departments.
  • Responds to call lights and cardiac alarms reporting patient concerns, complaints, emergency situations to the registered nurse, LVN and/or Clinical Manager.  Follows all departmental safety policies and procedures regarding patient care and one’s personal protection and patient safety.  Develops self professionally and participates in hospital and departmental activities.
  • Provide continuous observation of cardiac monitors, document and post rhythm strips. Communicate rhythm changes to R.N. in charge and/or primary nurse.
  • Actively participates in continuous quality improvement.
  • Understands the Computerized Physician Order Entry process and proficiently uses the electronic medical record for retrieval of patient information.
  • Understands computer downtime procedures
  • Monitors Electronic Medical Record for new physician orders and diagnostic results.
  • Able to obtain and document vital signs on appropriate chart forms.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications
What you will need:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Knowledgeable in medical terminology.
  • Successful completion of EKG course or successful completion of EKG test administered at CTMC.
  • One year cardiac monitoring and or unit clerk experience desired.
  • Current certificate in BCLS.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Effective communication among employees, and between employees, patients, visitors and supervisors is essential to ensure quality patient care and to avoid misunderstanding, errors and miscommunications which could have a detrimental effect on the health, safety and well-being of patients and co-workers.  In addition to these communication and safety concerns, individuals in this position must be able to effectively review patient and related medical records, understand nurse and/or physician verbal and written instructions, read labels of medications, read safety information, and hazardous chemicals.  Therefore, to prevent misunderstandings, errors, and miscommunications in the provision of quality patient care and other job-related services, employees in this position are required to have the capability of fluently speaking, reading, and writing English.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Must have some knowledge and experience in performing the duties associated with:
  • Ability to recognize benign and life threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. Interpret cardiac rhythm strips including measurement of intervals, determination of rate and rhythm.
  • Possess the ability to recognize benign and life threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. Interpret cardiac rhythm strips including measurement of intervals, determination of rate and rhythm.
  • Knowledge of the Nursing Process, treatment and diagnostic methods for patients throughout the age spectrum.
  • Effective interpersonal and patient contact skills.
  • Ability to initiate, keep and maintain legible, accurate, concise patient records.
  • Demonstrate baseline competency in all areas of the indicated skill checklists and age specific competency.
  • Able to obtain and document vital signs on appropriate chart forms.
  • Must have some computer experience, working with a healthcare software computer system is desirable.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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