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Monitor Tech FT Days

Job ID: 2205035164-0 Date posted: 09/22/2022 Facility: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
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Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is proud of the full range of quality services we provide. Since 1971, we have dedicated our efforts to meet and serve the medical needs of our growing community. We were the first hospital in Orange County to offer residents an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Thrombectomy Receiving Center certified by The Joint Commission. We are one of only two certified Pediatric ICUs in Orange County and the only hospital in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach with a Level III Neonatal ICU. We’re proud of the efforts of our physicians, nurses and staff who strive to provide you with the best care possible.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.

Monitor Tech Position Summary:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of dysrhythmias, patient diagnosis, history and specific cardiac medications.
  • Notifies the Registered Nurse of patient rhythm verbally and documents the notification on the rhythm strip.
  • Assures alarms are set on each patient.
  • Demonstrates skills in handling cardiac monitors and related equipment. Monitors equipment and notifies Biomedical Technicians when appropriate.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, proficiently uses code blue procedures, and traces rhythms during emergencies.
  • Applies EKG electrodes and sets up initial telemetry when appropriate.
  • Accurately charges patient for telemetry use.
  • Restocks depleted supply and reorganize used equipment.
  • Acts as a focus of communication in the Nursing Station regarding patient care activities and location. Provides information of same.
  • Receives, greets and directs physicians, patients, visitors and hospital personnel arriving to or calling the Nursing Unit.
  • Receives requests from physicians, patients and families and refers requests to appropriate Nursing staff.
  • Observes Hospital and Unit policy in assisting and directing patients, staff and visitors.
  • Answers telephone in a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Calls physicians as directed.
  • Calls ancillary departments as directed.
  • Immediately answers call lights at the desk and communicates patient requests to appropriate Nursing staff.
  • Maintains a clean, safe and functional working environment.
  • Maintains adequate quantity of forms, materials, supplies and equipment inventory on assigned Unit.
  • Maintains assignment and bulletin board and other communication media.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patients' medical records.
  • Initiates, assembles and maintains charts for all assigned patients.
  • Transcribes physicians' orders; initiates all necessary forms, requisitions and communications necessary to implement orders.
  • Enters data into computer.
  • Graphs temperature, pulse, and respiration as directed. Records weights, blood pressure and intake and outputs as directed.
  • Initiates and maintains patient Kardex and information contained in same.
  • Files diagnostic and laboratory reports in appropriate patient chart.
  • Maintains patient chart in appropriate, functional order as prescribed by hospital and Unit policy.
  • Monitors location of charts at all times and prepares the transfer of medical records upon discharge or expiration of the patient.
  • Assists with patient's transfer by assembling chart to accompany patient.
  • Assists with preparation of chart for patients going to surgery by checking charts for completeness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Monitor Tech candidate will possess the following education, licenses/certifications, and experience:

Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Initial Dysrhythmia Recognition.

Minimum Experience: Recent acute care experience as a ward secretary / monitor tech preferred.

Preferred Skills and Abilities: Ability to perform clerical duties as assigned and medical terminology.

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Job: Non-Clinical/Administrative
Primary Location: Fountain Valley, California
Facility: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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