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Monitor Tech

Kennestone Hospital • Marietta, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-6347

Overview

The Monitor Tech is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses – are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association.

  • Full Time
  • Day Shift
  • 6+ years of experience

Success Profile

Find out what it takes to succeed as a Monitor Tech:

  • Collaborative
  • Time Efficient
  • Organized
  • Critical Thinker
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compassionate

Benefits that Reflect Your Contributions

  • Your Pay

    A compensation program designed for fair and equitable pay.

  • Your Future

    Secure your future with plans that also include an employer match. Plans and guidance for the future.

  • Your Wellness

    Traditional healthcare benefits combined with progressive wellness programs to help you be your best self!.

  • Your Joy

    Special and unique benefits and programs ensuring a balanced life and a workplace culture built on trust.

Job Details

Facility: Kennestone Hospital

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Excellence in Customer Service by partnering with health care team, patient and family
• Protects rights and dignity of patient at all times
• Maintains confidentiality
• Answers telephone and call lights promptly and notifies appropriate individual of need for follow-up
• Resolves unit monitoring concerns
• Present self in positive and professional manner and show sensitivity to concerns and needs of others

Observes Telemetry Monitors
• Recognizes cardiac arrhythmias and reports promptly
• Records telemetry strips each shift and as changes or events are noted. Ensures 12 hour strips are printed and distributed to the units per policy
• Accurately interprets rhythms and measures intervals, able to identify age appropriatedifferences

Performs telemetry functions
• Accurately maintains required units dispensation records and monitor logs
• Ensures appropriate assignment of patient to telemetry unit and documentation of allequipment
• Prepares each telemetry unit for patient use; cleans each unit upon return

• Keeps necessary telemetry supplies available and organized
• Reports broken or defective equipment to immediately to Manager and Biomed

Team Work & Communication
• Supports initiatives of the health care team
• Participates in unit performance improvement initiatives
• Supports professional nursing practice through evidenced-based practice and ethical
• Provides unit supplies, patient care supplies, and equipment as assigned
• Uses effective written and oral communication skills with physicians and healthcare team
• Uses safety communication techniques
• Communicates completion of assignment/duties
• Gives concise report of all patients monitored and status of equipment to oncoming shift
• Communicates patient safety concerns/problems/ emergencies to the RN
• Notifies the appropriate nursing unit promptly of rhythm changes. Communicates need for immediate response, if indicated
• Uses positive and respectful communication with all members of healthcare team, patients and families.

Safety and Infection Control
• Provides safe patient monitoring
• Follows all policies and procedures with regard to safety and emergency preparedness
• Cleans all equipment properly utilizing appropriate cleaning process per isolation guidelines
• Practice 200% accountability

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Minimum Education:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent

Preferred Minimum Experience:

  • Previous experience as monitor technician in an acute care setting 
  • Staff members with monitor tech experience are required to provide proof of participation in a EKG monitoring course such as Learn Rhythm of a comparable course 
  • EMT, Paramedic, CNA, or Monitor tech Certification 

Required Minimum License and Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support

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Mission, Vision & Values

At a time when the healthcare industry is changing rapidly, Wellstar remains committed to exceeding patients’ and team members’ expectations, while transforming healthcare delivery.

Our Mission

To enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve.

Our Vision

Deliver worldclass health care to every person, every time.

Our Values

  • We serve with compassion

  • We pursue excellence

  • We honor every voice

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