Monitor Technicians - Baystate Health

Req#: R29792
Category(s): Clinical Support, Monitor Technicians
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, is looking for a Full Time Cardiac Monitor Technician to join our team in Springfield, MA.

SCHEDULE:

  • Full time, 36 hours/week, 1st shift

  • Every other weekend and rotating holidays may be required

LOCATION:

  • Baystate Main Campus
  • Springfield, MA

THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH BAYSTATE!

  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • 1-2 years experience in customer service (healthcare setting preferred)
  • Prior experience and/or training in Cardiac Monitoring/EKG highly preferred
  • Ability to work rotating days, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer literate 
  • Must be able to pass dysrhythmia course within specified timeframe after date of hire     
  • CPR Certification through AHA

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

Summary:

Reports to the Nurse Manager, in collaboration with and with daily activities coordinated by the unit charge nurse. Works collaboratively with patient care team to ensure business functions related to processing of patient information is done accurately. Manages documentation and organization of cardiac rhythm strips. Observes cardiac monitors, interprets patient rhythms and ensures monitoring equipment is operational. Reports changes in patient rhythms to RN. Completes documentation related to telemetry. This description covers the essential functions for the position. Incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time.

Job Responsibilities:

1) Observes cardiac monitors. Identifies and reports irregular rhythms to registered nurse for interpretation and intervention. Reports code blue and potentially life threatening rhythms immediately to the RN. Responds to alarms and replaces leads and /or batteries accurately within 5 minutes of alarm.

2) Records, documents and processes EKG monitor strips and other telemetry data for defined patient populations. Posts rhythm strips according to unit standards. Accurately calculates and records rhythm intervals as per unit standards

3) Assists in admitting, assigning and discharging patients to cardiac monitoring system. Enters patient name and medical record number into the telemetry computer. Updates patient room number on the unit roadmap.

4) Sets appropriate alarm, heart rate, respiratory and other parameters and elements of monitoring accurately.

5) Demonstrates knowledge of and initiates emergency procedures as needed/directed within the unit. Verbalizes knowledge and location of emergency equipment. Mobilizes emergency support personnel through immediate telephone contact.

6) Initiates interaction with clinical engineering department concerning mechanical malfunctions within 15 minutes. Communicates with Charge nurse and management , and posts appropriate notice informing staff when monitoring equipment is malfunctioning. Inspects system components for damage and cleans monitors after patient use.

7) Ensures cardiac rhythm strips are filed in chart when patient is transferred or discharged.

8) Clearly communicates information to patient care team. Answers phone and relays messages promptly to team members. Initiates calls to RN staff via unit communication devices related to monitoring and rhythm issues.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Basic Life Support – American Heart Association

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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