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Monitor Technician/Unit Secretary - Cardiac Surveillance Unit

Job ID: 83014
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Facility/Division: Wayne UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

The Monitoring Technician/Nursing Assistant I is responsible for the on-going surveillance of patient cardiac monitors and providing RNs and/or clinicians with immediate notification of any changes in cardiac rhythms. Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern and prior variances. Works cooperatively as part of a team and under the supervision of an RN/LPN. Also performs the duties and responsibilities of a Nursing Assistant I as directed.

1. Continually monitors patients on telemetry by interpreting and recording all EKG rhythms.
a. Provides direct patient care by performing patient preparation for monitoring.
b. As appropriate, monitors O2 sats and blood pressure.
c. Understands parameters indicating when to alert the supervising nurse.
d. Provides and accurately processes telemetry monitor records and other documents.
e. Ensures all patient care equipment is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any issues to management and removes malfunctioning equipment from service.
2. Provides quality patient care which may include but is not limited to the following:
a. Measures vital signs including temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, etc.
b. Provides personal care such as bathing, mouth care, skin care, hair care, nail care, bed making, and dressing/undressing.
c. Assists with nutritional needs of patients by performing tasks such as preparing patients for meal time and feeding patients when needed.
d. Assist patients with elimination needs through tasks such as use of bedpan/urinal, bowel/bladder training, collection of specimens, and perineal/catheter care.
e. Measure height and weight.
f. Measure and record intake and output.
3. Accurately documents patient care as provided and according to unit specific standards.
4. Promotes effective communication between patients, teammates, physicians, and visitors.
a. Promptly reports abnormal vital signs and changes in the patient’s condition to the primary nurse or charge nurse.
b. Communicates pertinent patient information during handoff report to other teammates
c. Communicates patient or family questions or concerns in a timely manner.
5. Ensures teamwork by demonstrating cooperative, constructive, and problem-solving interactions.
a. Accepts delegated tasks and assignments that are within their scope of practice.
b. Seeks help when needed and provides help to others when available.
6. Ensures a safe, clean, and orderly environment for self, patients, and teammates.
a. Utilizes proper body mechanics when turning/repositioning; transferring; assisting with ambulation; range of motion exercises; and using lifts, beds, stretchers, and wheelchairs.
b. Ensures patient safety through utilizing items such as side rails, call bells, and mitts/restraints.
c. Follows proper infection control techniques which include items such as handwashing, isolation techniques, and standard precautions.
7. Responds appropriately and promptly in emergency situations.
a. Recognizes signs and symptoms of distress and promptly notifies appropriate teammates.
b. Obtains needed supplies/equipment in a timely manner.
c. Participates in CPR or other needed emergency care within their scope of practice.
8. Provides assistance and customer service to patients and visitors.
a. Strives to develop rapport and trust with patients and visitors.
b. Adheres to behavior expectations and utilizes Carolina Care techniques.
c. Provides blameless apology and works toward resolution of patient/visitor concerns.

Other information:
• Successful completion of Basic EKG training with a minimum passing score of 85%.
• Completion of state approved Level I Nurse Aide training and competency evaluation program or its equivalent.
• High School graduate or equivalent.

• EKG Monitoring Certification preferred.
• Current Listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I registry.
• Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
• Prior experience as a Nursing Assistant or in a health care setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to interpret and understand EKGs and arrhythmias.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of monitoring equipment.
• Ability to maintain competency in non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) and pulse oximetry (SpO2) as appropriate.
• Ability to provide excellent patient and customer care to all patients and their visitors as well as internal and external teammates.
• Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.
• Able to learn new software rapidly. Knowledge of EMR/Epic preferred.

Valid NC Driver’s License: No
If driving a Wayne UNC Vehicle, must be 21 years old and MVR must be approved by Risk Management.


Job Details

Legal Employer: Wayne Health

Entity: Wayne UNC Health Care

Organization Unit: Cardiac Surveillance Unit

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: WAYNE MED

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

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