Medical Technician/Technologist Job In Belle Glade, Florida
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General Statement of Job
This position maintains unit files as well as assists doctors with their daily tasks. Employees are responsible for the monitoring and reporting of the cardiac (telemetry) monitors.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Records and updates information obtained from patient monitors as data is received.
Performs data entry of all lab orders, radiological procedure, respiratory orders, dietary and social service consults, as well as all physicians’ orders into the unit’s computer system in a timely and accurate manner.
Reviews office supply inventory for unit and orders office supplies as needed.
Organizes patient charts as necessary.
Monitors patient EKGs for potential problems, and notifies appropriate patient care provider if issue is identified.
Performs PICC line and dialysis charges on patients in preparation for patient procedures done on the unit as required.
Responds to both written and telephone concerns and inquiries from the public, other personnel, and outside agencies; resolves the concern or directs to appropriate entities. Places telephone calls to physicians and ancillary department employees to coordinate patient care.
Performs duties with an understanding of Lakeside Medical Center policies and procedures and unit standards for performing care. Adjusts care to meet the needs of the patient population served as qualified; i.e., infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
Recognizes cultural differences with patients and adjusts care and approaches to patients to make them feel safe and valued.
Follows infection control standards in the performance of all patient procedures; demonstrating adherence to hand washing policy.
Demonstrates understanding of JCAHO Safety Goals and delivers care with patient safety as a goal. Ensures all patients have identification band on at all times.
Communicates effectively with other patient care providers and team members to coordinate patient procedures, as well as, for efficiencies and safety of patient care.
Answers call lights quickly and provides assistance to patients as needed by notifying the primary nurse in a prompt manner.
Reports any unusual occurrences or untoward signs and symptoms to the charge nurse quickly, including timely reporting of vital signs out of EKG changes.
Initiates CPR and Code Blue procedures immediately as required.
Keeps patients, bed and bed space clean and uncluttered.
Assists with securing patient valuables by labeling personal items and storing dentures, glasses, etc., in a safe place and assuring that valuables stay with patient when transferred/discharged. Encourages family members to take valuables/belongings home that are not necessary for the patient while in the hospital.
Utilizes supplies efficiently, following infection control procedures, avoiding waste and follows patient charging procedures.
Ensures the unit’s pantry, supply rooms, linen shelves, equipment, and nurses stations are clean and orderly.
Utilizes equipment safely and as directed by policies and instruction. Reports any identified equipment breakdown or malfunction by hospital policy. Maintains cleanliness of equipment after use.
Assists in preparing patients for tests and procedures, including ensuring NPO status.
Performs duties as a team member - communicating effectively and assisting co-workers as possible to ensure efficient and safe care.
Assists in the orientation of new staff members recognizing importance of bringing new staff into a friendly and supportive work environment.
Works with manager and other staff members to maintain competence and skills for procedures assigned.
Attends annual in-services and unit staff meetings and/or educational offerings.
Participates with team members and manager to identify opportunities for improvement in patient care processes and has enthusiasm for needed changes in processes or systems.
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the hospital mission, philosophy, standards, policies and procedures. Recognizes all staff, physicians and visitors, as well as, patients as customers and provides courteous and respectful service.
Documents and reports any complaints from patients/visitors/physicians to supervisor.
Participates in the cleanliness of the work environment.
Maintains records and communications in respect of patient’s privacy.
Assists team members and manager in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care processes.
Demonstrates an understanding of responsibility in emergency plans and is available for patient care as needed or scheduled when hospital emergency preparedness plans are activated.
Participates in hospital community activities and promotes the hospital within the community.
Serves as a change leader, positively promoting new systems and changes implemented which improves the hospital and the service provided to its patients.
Participates in the hospital goals for growth by being an example of good service to patients in our community and in assisting physicians and other team members.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Minimum six (6) months to one (1) year monitor tech experience preferred.
Basic EKG interpretation Completion certificate required. CPR certification required
The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.
Dedicated to the Health of the Community The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma System, adult and pediatric services at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and its acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, in rural western Palm Beach County.