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Monitor Tech

Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.
Position Summary:The incumbent is a member of the healthcare team whose role is to facilitate unit operations through order processing, requisition of services and patient procedures, maintaining accurate and complete patient charts and managing unit clerical supplies. The Monitor Technician may also assist in patient care as assigned.Core Duties:

  • Utilizes technology, procedures, protocols, standards and interventions specific to assigned unit
  • Recognizes emergency situations (including life threatening arrhythmias) and responds effectively and appropriately
  • Notifies the RN with rhythm changes in a proactive approach
  • Validates clinical alarms
  • Anticipates patient/unit needs during emergency/code situations without requiring direction
  • Effectively and appropriately applies, discontinues and cleans telemetry transmitters
  • Accurately enters data for the central and satellite telemetry monitoring system
  • Troubleshoots problem areas on the central monitoring system seeking assistance from Biomedical engineering as appropriate resource
  • Performs job duties of unit assistant as directed to meet needs of patient/unit
  • Safely operates and maintains unit equipment
  • Performs legible, timely, concise and accurate documentation according to policies and procedures; proficient and competent with computerized documentation system.
  • Uses appropriate organization, priority setting and problem solving skills; recognizes, accepts and cooperates with direction from facility leadership.
  • Participates in orientation of new staff and ancillary personnel in a constructive and positive manner
  • Continues education by attending non-mandatory education offerings specific to area of practice;maintains awareness of issues related to Cardiac Care
  • Applies safety precautions and principles to patient care, including all applicable National Patient Safety Goals, and adherence to medication management policies and procedures
  • Participates in unit, service line, and DHMF Quality initiatives; includes patient satisfaction and core measures
  • Communicates clearly and effectively using proper communication etiquette; uses medical terminology accurately and includes reporting abnormal values or changes in patient condition to appropriate personnel in a timely manner
  • Maintains a safe working environment by utilizing appropriate resources, protocols, procedures, and communication to appropriate personnel
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • One (1) year of experience as a Monitor Technician within a healthcare setting required
    • Completion of a medical terminology course (or equivalent knowledge) required
    • BCMC/Dysrhythmia certification is required
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) required

Keywords: Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael , Monitor Tech, Other , Carmichael, California

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