HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Monitor Technician - PRN in Georgetown, Texas

S t. David’s Georgetown Hospital * is part of * St. David’s HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a * *Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award * in 2014. St. David’s Georgetown Hospital offers a range of services, including a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; Certified Chest Pain Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; critical care capabilities; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; and maternity and newborn services with mother-baby couplet care close to home for Georgetown families. In conjunction with its parent campus, * St. David’s Medical Center , * *Healthgrades * awarded St. David’s Georgetown Hospital the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve—as well as the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital was named to the list of 100 Top Hospitals by * Truven Health Analytics * for four years in conjunction with its parent campus, and the facility earned a national distinction for patient safety from * The Leapfrog Group * from 2012 to 2016.*

  • Position Summary ** : *

The Telemetry Monitor Technician maintains close observation of the electrocardiograph patterns of patients. The monitor technician possesses a basic knowledge of dysrhythmia interpretation and utilizes effective communication with unit personnel and interdisciplinary team members. The Monitor Technician observes and interprets cardiac telemetry tracings at a central monitoring station under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Records rhythm data at regular intervals as needed.

Employee's conduct must reflect the Company's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program. Acts with honesty and integrity. Treats colleagues, customers, patients and families with respect, loyalty and dignity.

The Monitor Technician will perform a variety of clerical functions as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures. Adheres to isolation policies and procedures. Utilizes universal precautions at all times.

Evaluate critical and potentially life threatening dysrthmias with available support of the unit supervisor and cardiac clinician. Interfaces with the public, physicians, staff, patients and administration and ancillary/support department representative. Maintains confidentiality of patients medical records. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Education and Experience:

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. Completion of a dysrhythmia interpretation course with a pass rate of 85% within orientation period. Preferred: Completion of a Basic EKG course. 1-2 years of college. Computer skills. Previous experience as a monitor technician.

Licenses and Certificates: Required: BLS certification

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Monitor Technician - PRN

Location: Texas-Georgetown-St. David%27s Georgetown Hospital

Requisition ID: 25067-58420