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Unit Clerk/Monitor Tech

Company: Halifax Health
Location: Daytona Beach
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Halifax Health is seeking a Unit Clerk/Monitor Tech for the 4N Telemetry Unit.

Summary

The Unit Clerk/Monitor Tech performs clerical and receptionist duties on assigned unit. This individual is responsible for recognition and posting of monitor rhythms, and is responsible for operation and daily maintenance of monitor equipment.

Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Successful completion of the Basic ECG Recognition Exam for Unit Clerks
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and/or unit secretary certification preferred
  • Must possess basic computer skills or ability to learn and use hospital system
  • Must possess effective communication skills with unit staff and other departments

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enters physician orders into the computer accurately and efficiently; ensures orders are being entered using correct patient name, medical record number and visit number.
  • Establishes priority of unit needs.
  • Is aware of role in all emergency situations.
  • Assembles and maintains patient's chart; ensures all paperwork in chart has correct patient label.
  • Orders unit supplies and chart forms
  • Greets patient, visitor, physician and other hospital personnel in a courteous, friendly manner.
  • Once the patient is placed on cardiac monitoring, ensures that all patients are being monitored while on the unit.
  • Ensures that all alarms are active.
  • Responds to all monitor alarms and:
  • Notifies RN, Charge RN, Coordinator or Manager as necessary
  • Obtains a sample of the alarm rhythm and places in appropriate section of the chart.
  • Notifies RN immediately of any change in patient cardiac rhythm
  • Prints a readable sample of the patient's rhythm per the unit policy and places in the appropriate section of the chart.
  • Admits, discharges and transfers patients on the monitoring equipment appropriately.
  • Collaborates with Biomedical Department regarding proper maintenance and functioning of equipment.
  • Cleans and stores telemetry equipment when not in use.
  • Performs as an effective Team Member:
  • Presents a positive attitude and demeanor
  • Uses effective and appropriate communication skills.
  • Works harmoniously with other licensed and non-licensed staff
  • Assists with orientation of new unit clerks
  • Demonstrates professional development and accountability:
  • Reports to work at scheduled starting time
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates a positive self-image
  • Follows legal and ethical guidelines in handling patient information
  • Completes annual education
  • Attends unit in-services, staffing meetings and required hospital in-services

Keywords: Halifax Health, Daytona Beach , Unit Clerk/Monitor Tech, Other , Daytona Beach, Florida

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