Job Description

Job Title: Monitor Tech - Central Monitoring
Job ID: 673939
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Central Monitoring
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a Full Time Monitor Tech to support the Central Monitoring department. This position will work rotating shifts.

 

The primary functions of the Monitor Technician are constant observation, and interpretation of, cardiac rhythms from the centralized monitoring station located in the Intermediate Care Unit. In response to rhythm changes, the Monitor Technician will notify the appropriate staff member. Additional duties include assisting with clerical duties and in maintaining the organization of the nursing station.

Responsibilities:

  • Access to areas where medications may be stored is necessary and permitted in order to perform routine tasks as delineated in the employee's job description.
  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas
  • Answer Telephones and deliver messages.
  • Assist with coordinating transfers.
  • Assist with discharges.
  • Assist with tear down of discharge charts.
  • Assist with transcription of orders if skill level permits.
  • At the end of 3-11 shifts, send the past 24 hour record to the appropriate unit of remote monitored patients.
  • Cardiac monitoring.
  • Communication, internal and external.
  • Daily monitoring charge in Star system.
  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers and distributes patient mail
  • Documentation of rhythms by printing end of shift strips, include shift summary and changes.
  • General Secretarial Duties.
  • Interact with families and visitors.
  • Interpretation of cardiac rhythms.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment
  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol
  • Notify Primary Care Nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor or Charge Nurse of changes.
  • Performs routine tests such as blood glucose monitoring, patient weights, vital signs and I&Os
  • Placement of, or send to appropriate remote unit, daily monitor renewal labels.
  • Provide copy of shift summary and send to appropriate unit of remote monitored patients.
  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN/LPN including all activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients
  • Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints
  • Provides feedback to the RN/LPN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status
  • Utilize monitor pause to ensure right monitor, right patient, and right room.
  • Verbally report to incoming ICT.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.
Cardiac Monitor reading skills obtained through completion of Basic Arrhythmia class.
Knowledge of unit specific policies and procedures.
Computer skills.
Possess Intermediate Care Unit, computer, typing, organizational, communication (both verbal and written) telephone etiquette skills.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Ability to use Intermediate Care Unit monitors and Central Station, telephone, fax, computer.

Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

 

Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.40 to $18.88

Union Position: No

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