Technician - Monitor: MHW - 5 West Orthopedics
Memorial Healthcare System

Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Summary:
Under the supervision of a RN, the monitor technician monitors for cardiac arrhythmias, deviation in patients baseline, and changes in SP02. Monitor Technician notifies registered nurse of changes to patient status and initiates the response by the critical care team in the event of a lethal arrhythmia.

Detailed responsibilities:
• Performs continual surveillance of multiple monitors.
• Identifies arrhythmias, deviation in patients baseline, signs of patient deterioration, and intervenes to ensure patient safety. Identifies and corrects for artifacts.
• Reports abnormal or change in patients telemetry monitoring to nursing staff/immediate supervisor and nurse manager.

Competencies and skills:
Essential:
• STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
• CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
• RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
• PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
• TELEMETRY MONITORING AND INTERPRETATION: Monitor and interpret cardiac rhythms.
• PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
• PATIENT SAFETY - ANCILLARY/SUPPORT: Contributes to a safe patient care environment.

Education:
Essential:
• Other Education Source

Education specialization:
Essential:
• Electrocardiogram Competency

Credentials:

Education equivalent experience:
Essential:
• Successful completion of ECG/EKG interpretation coursework

Other information:
Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communications skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required.

Working conditions:
Essential:
• Bending and Stooping 20.00%
• Keyboard Entry 60.00%
• Kneeling 20.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 20.00%
• Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 60.00%
• Sitting 60.00%
• Squatting 20.00%
• Standing 20.00%
• Walking 20.00%
• Audible Speech 60.00%
• Hearing Acuity 60.00%
• Depth Perception 60.00%
• Distinguish Color 60.00%
• Seeing - Far 60.00%
• Seeing - Near 60.00%
• Bio hazardous Waste 40.00%
• Biological Hazards - Respiratory 40.00%
• Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 40.00%
• Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 40.00%
• Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 40.00%
• Dust 40.00%
• Gas/Vapors/Fumes 40.00%
• Computer Monitor 60.00%
• Domestic Animals 20.00%
• Fire Risk 20.00%
• Moving Mechanical Parts 60.00%
• Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%
• Potential Electric Shock 20.00%
• Wet or Slippery Surfaces 60.00%

Organizational Profile:
Memorial Hospital West opened in 1992 with 100 beds to serve the growing population of western Broward. Today, the hospital has 384 beds and is one of the busiest and most technologically advanced in the region.
Memorial Hospital West's many respected specialty programs include:

• Medical and Surgical Services
• Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments
• Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
• Memorial Cancer Institute
• Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, including Broward County's first adult inpatient autologous transplant unit
• Memorial Neuroscience Institute
• Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
• Bariatric/Weight-Loss Surgery Program
• The Family Birthplace
• Women's Services
Truven Health Analytics and Modern Healthcare magazine named Memorial Hospital West one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals in 2013 and 2014 - and the hospital has been consistently recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an "A" Ranking for Patient Safety.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.


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