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Monitor Technician - Night Shift

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
At Houston Methodist, the Monitor Technician position is responsible for performing accurate EKG rhythm interpretation and other in electrocardiography functions that support the interprofessional healthcare team in delivering high quality, cost-effective care. This position maintains competency in electrocardiography (EKG), monitoring/computer skills, and pulse oximetry (SpO2) as appropriate. The Monitor Technician position employs effective, prompt communication throughout the hospital complex and provides direct patient care by performing patient preparation for monitoring
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%

  • Promotes to a positive work environment with the interprofessional care team to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear, and professional. (EF)
  • Participates in teamwork by responding positively to requests for assistance. Works well with others to make contributions to the work effort as a whole and facilitates problem resolution. (EF)
  • Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. Contributes towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF) SERVICE - 25%
    • Provides direct patient care by performing patient preparation for monitoring. (EF)
    • Organizes workload, utilizing all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks. (EF)
    • Receives information from various sources that is assimilated and communicated in an accurate, timely and effective manner. (EF)
    • Demonstrates progressive skills through peer-to-peer accountability towards improving department score for patient satisfaction. (EF) QUALITY/SAFETY - 35%
      • Accurately demonstrates EKG rhythm interpretation. As appropriate, monitors O2 sats, understanding parameters when to call a nurse. (EF)
      • Promotes quality patient care by vigilant identification of changes or abnormalities in EKG morphology. Takes corrective action or communicates immediately, when appropriate, to proper personnel. (EF)
      • Provides and accurately processes documents, quality data, and related centralized telemetry monitor (CTM) records. (EF)
      • Ensures all patient care equipment has had QC performed as required, is in safe working order prior to use and documents findings accordingly. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF)
      • Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into TAPS to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective action and improvement activities and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF) FINANCE - 10%
        • Utilizes resources with cost effectiveness and value creation in mind. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively, minimizing incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF) GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
          • Participates in department projects and shared governance activities. (EF)
          • Seeks opportunities to identify self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)
            This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
            o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
            o EKG interpretation skills
            o Prior healthcare and/or medical terminology experience preferred

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Houston , Monitor Technician - Night Shift, Professions , Houston, Texas

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