Nurse Asst / Monitor Tech - Starke Med / Surg - Part Time, Nights
Opportunities
 Knox, IN

Requisition Number: NURSE91990

The Nurse Asst / Monitor Tech assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care. They will complete their tasks/duties under the supervision & direction of an assigned Registered Nurse (RN) and/or the Charge RN. The Monitor Tech / Nurse Asst works with and supports the nursing team in providing services, which meets the patient's & unit needs.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Licensure:

  • BLS certification or must obtain within the first month of orientation
  • Certified Nursing Assistant preferred
  • Complete basic ECG interpretation course within 90 days of hire

General Responsibilities:

  1. The duties and responsibilities as a Monitor Tech can include:

  • Place telemetry leads/monitors on ordered patients correctly
  • Admit/discharge patients from telemetry as ordered
  • Respond and react and react immediately to ECG rhythm changes with unimpeded auditory perception of verbal/vocal instructions.
  • Respond and react immediately to visual observation of ECG rhythms.
  • Interpret correctly ECG rhythms
  • Perform proficiently computer applications related to department operations.
  • Document staff notifications appropriately as specified per the hospital policy
  • Maintain telemetry equipment as directed by the hospital policy.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely changes in the ECG rhythm or related telemetry concerns with everyone they come into contact with.
  • Actively participates in department meetings with a focus on providing input to improve the quality of services and patient care delivered.

  1. Specific Nurse Assistant duties and responsibilities can include:

  • Comfort Measures
    1. Passing and filling water pitchers
    2. Daily Linen change
    3. Post mortem care (as assigned)
    4. Catheter care
    5. Warm and Cold compresses
    6. Repositioning/Turning patients
  • Nutritional needs
    1. Prep meal trays
    2. Snacks and Fluids as directed by RN
    3. Tracking intake and output
    4. Feeding /Tray set up
    5. Obtaining weights
  • Personal Hygiene Needs including but not limited to
    1. Oral/mouth care
    2. Routine skin care
    3. Bed bath
    4. Shower
    5. AM/PM care
    6. Peri care
  • Purposeful Hourly rounding
  • Vital Signs monitoring
  • Glucose checks
  • Documentation in electronic medical record
  • Patient Transport
  • Patient equipment application per RN and physician order
  • Participate in Falls prevention program
  • Utilizes appropriate verbal & nonverbal skills which demonstrate respect for patients, patient'sproperty and colleagues
  • Notifies RN of patient need for modification devices for decreased sensory or cognitive function (glasses, hearing aid, TDD, closed caption TV).
  • Intake of patient belongings
  • Participate in workplace safety program including but not limited to
    1. Safety alarms
    2. Lift equipment
    3. Bed rails
    4. Bed levels
    5. Isolation precautions
    6. Patient surveillance assignment
    7. Restraint observation and documentation