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Monitor Tech Apprentice

Company: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Have you ever thought about healthcare but was not sure where you fit in? You were not 100% interested in one on one care; however, there remains a deep desire to help in some capacity. The Monitor Tech Role just might be for you.Position SummaryMonitor Tech's play a crucial role in making Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems a leader in cardiac care. Preforming tasks associated with monitoring the heart rates and rhythms of multiple patient's at a time, Monitor techs are responsible for recognizing the smallest of details associated with the patient's basic vital sign status. Through this unique apprenticeship opportunity, associates will receive hands-on training experience over a period of 4 to 6 weeks. At SRHS, Monitor Technicians functions in a centralized monitoring area away from the patient care area.Minimum Requirements Education

  • High School Graduate or equivalentExperience
    • Must be able to read, write and speak English FluentlyLicense/Registration/Certifications- acquired during apprenticeship program
      • BLS
      • Certificate for successful completion of the arrhythmia coursePreferred RequirementsPreferred Education
        • N/APreferred Experience
          • N/APreferred License/Registration/Certifications
            • N/ACore Job Responsibilities
              • Successfully completes Monitor Tech apprenticeship program training including:
              • Hospital orientation
              • Hospital-approved arrhythmia course - (3) 8-hour didactic learning sessions with arrhythmia educator(s) including review session and testing session on day 3
              • BLS training course provided by SRHS
              • One-on-one orientation with monitor tech for skills assessment and validation for at least (9) 12-hour shifts utilizing orientation validation tools (OVT) as a guide. Trainees will orient on AM and/or PM shifts
              • EPIC training for monitor techs
              • One-on-one nurse leader rounding sessions at 7- and 21- days to assess progress toward OVT goals
                • Performs Secretary Duties such as phone skills, faxing, printing
                • Basic Computer Skills
                • Knowledgeable in use of and response to Code Alert
                • Identifies areas for improvement and seeks ways to work on self-defined weaknesses
                • Remains committed to unit, department, and division goals
                • Attends continuing education classes for improvement offered at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System as assigned by leadership
                • Reports risk management concerns to appropriate person
                • Adheres to proper chain of command.
                • Serve as an information resource for staff
                • Maintains visual checks on monitors constantly until relieved by a qualified person
                  • Monitors are observed continuously, and the patient's rhythm is documented on flow sheet every eight (8) hours to include date, time, rate, rhythm, PR interval, QRS duration, rhythm interpretation, ST analysis.
                    • Assures that alarms are maintained in the "ON" position at all times. Reports mechanical difficulties to the appropriate person and follows up as necessary.
                      • Reports any life-threatening rhythms or rhythms of significant change immediately to the nurse. Notifies RN promptly when procedures are performed, i.e., removal of epicardial wires, pacemaker interrogation, etc.
                      • Ensure individual telemetry units are cleaned after each use.
                      • Admit and discharge patients from system in a timely manner.
                      • Ensures proper disposition of completed flowsheets and any other patient records
                        • Maintains adequate supply of monitoring equipment.
                          • Routinely reviews rhythm strips and the patient's condition with the nurse in a timely manner
                          • Maintain confidentiality regarding patient information as required by HIPAA
                          • Other Duties as assignedJob Type: Full-timePay: From $13.29 per hourBenefits:
                            • 401(k)
                            • Dental insurance
                            • Health insurance
                            • Life insurance
                            • Referral program
                            • Tuition reimbursement
                            • Vision insuranceMedical Specialty:
                              • Cardiology
                              • TelemetrySchedule:
                                • Monday to Friday
                                • Night shift
                                • Weekend availabilityEducation:
                                  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg , Monitor Tech Apprentice, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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