The Vintage Hospital is specifically designed to offer a compassionate healing environment while providing its unique brand of care to the Northwest Houston community. As well as named one of “The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States.” for 2014 by Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group.
Provides continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry and reports significant information to appropriate nursing personnel; Functions within a designated hospital area to assist nursing personnel in the close observation in the monitoring of patients.
Education and Licensure Required:
- High school Diploma/GED; one year of experience as a monitor tech or other patient care experience; All to verify with leadership
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- One (1) year of experience as a monitor tech, EMT or paramedic
- Demonstrate knowledge in the area of EKG interpretation through the following: a) Pass the Basic Dysrhythmia Rhythm Interpretation Exam b) Successfully complete the Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course (if applicable)
Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module. Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, on admission and whenever changes occur. Labels strip with patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS interval
Trouble shoots telemetry equipment, Ensures monitors are functioning properly, ensure telemetry supplies are readily available. Accounts for all telemetry transmitters, Verifies daily telemetry charges
Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff
Assists in answering telephone, Ensures pull down desks are in upright position after posting EKG strips on patient chart, keeps work area neat and clean, no food or drink in work station, Ensures transmitters are properly cleaned between patients, electrical cords off floor.
Demonstrates a commitment to personal growth and development by completing annual mandatory in-services and Code Validation within given time frame, attends unit-based in-services, attends monthly departmental meetings. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to unit/service needs, i.e., floating to other areas
CHI St. Luke's Vintage Hospital