Central Monitoring Team Technician

York, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 62446

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Central Monitoring Team Registered Nurse, uses cardiac rhythm patient monitoring software and related electronic health record, monitors patient cardiac rhythms and/or oxygen saturation and escalates issues identified to direct care providers in a timely way, as appropriate. Ensures that there is a direct care provider connection in communication for cardiac rhythms of concern and engagement in requested action. Provides Central Monitoring to other care categories, as required.

 

Duties and Responisbilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Monitors patient cardiac rhythms. Responds in a timely way to alarms and communicates/reports dysrhythmias promptly to nursing staff.
  2. Documents patient rhythm strips, and all event associated communications with highest quality.
  3. Maintains the telemetry log for each shift.
  4. Exercises professional levels of verbal and written. communications.
  5. Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer applications designed for functions such as patient management, , acuity, composer, etc..
  6. Serves as a knowledgeable resource for multiple applications (e.g., Epic, Epic workbench, etc.).
  7. Keeps current with system/application upgrades. Offers/provides assistance to others in navigating IS applications.
  8. Consults with appropriate clinical/nonclinical personnel to resolve issues.
  9. Communicates the patient electronic health record or other Central Monitoring Team forms in accordance with WSH policy/procedure and the Central Monitoring Team standard work, with reliable and high quality.
  10. Communicates changes in the patient’s condition and other urgent information to the Central Monitoring Team Registered Nurse in a timely manner. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and appropriate departments to the team members and the charge nurse/nurse manager.
  11. Communicates delay/difficulties in providing services or alteration of routine to the Central Monitoring Team Registered Nurse.
  12. Meets volume, timeliness and quality performance goals reliably.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends meetings/ committees as requested, and actively participates with the focus on continuous process improvement.
  2. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of cardiac rhythm dysrhythmias and oxygen saturation related monitoring, including continuous growth and development
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable patient safety regulations and precautions; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  3. Demonstrates interpersonal communication to enhance/maintain good relationships. Displays a positive attitude as demonstrated through verbal and non-verbal communication.
  4. Central Monitoring Team Technician
  5. Takes a proactive approach to solving problems or behaviors, and in continuous improvement.
  6. Demonstrates behavior consistent with System mission, vision, goals, objectives and patient care philosophy.
  7. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.The following are nonessential job accountabilities for purposes:
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 months
    • Req Course(s)/TrainingSuccessful completion of EKG course; Successful completion of rhythm recognition course within 3 months of hire
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School diploma or GED
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Previous training in rhythm analysis and recognition training
    • Pref Cert/RegistrationCertified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT)
  • Preferred Courses:
    • Previous training in rhythm analysis and recognition training
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary work
    • Occasional prolonged sitting
  • Skills:
    • OtherExcellent communication/interpersonal skills; advanced computer skills and ability to use various software applications in a windows environment
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
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