Baystate Health Cardiac Monitor Tech/CNA in Greenfield, Massachusetts
Cardiac Monitor Tech/CNA
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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We are Baystate Health- one of the largest health care systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals and over 60 medical practices! Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. With roots dating to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing skilled and compassionate health care in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years.
Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. Baystate Health has been named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network for ten consecutive years by Verispan, a national research company. For the second time, Baystate Medical Center has been named a Magnet™ hospital for excellence in nursing services and has been recognized as a Top 15 Health System in the US by Truven® Healthcare Analytics.
As a comprehensive health care system, we have been nationally recognized for our quality care and a great place to work. Baystate Medical Center has been designated as a Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and was named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. We are growing, offering room for a progressive career.
Responsibilities include direct patient care; assisting with activities of daily living; working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to meet patient needs. In the Monitor Tech role the responsibilities include initiating and discontinuing the monitor equipment upon admission, discharge, and transfer; high-level surveillance of cardiac monitors; analyzing of rhythms and notification of changes to RN; placement of rhythm strips in patient's medical record. Must demonstrate the organizations operating principles of communication, respect, integrity, trust, & collaboration.
Initiates and discontinues monitor equipment on admission, discharge, and transfer. Assigns monitor to patient upon admission and enters patients information into telemetry system. Maintains log of location of all monitors each shift. Cleans monitors when discontinued. Discontinues patient in the system when telemetry is discontinued.
High level surveillance of cardiac monitors. Monitors all telemetry patient's rhythms on inpatient units. Individualizes patient alarms and ensures all alarms are active. Analyzes rhythms and reports changes immediately to the RN. Prints patient strips, documents rhythm on print out and places strip in patient's chart.
Must have successfully completed Baystate Health's dysrhythmia course prior to completion of orientation. Maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.
Maintains patient safety as number one priority. Promptly responds to all patient call bells and fall alarms. Ensures appropriate interventions are in place to prevent patient falls. Participates in bedside report to ensure falls interventions are in place and communicate necessary information needed to care for patient.
Monitors basic physiological parameters. Takes and records routine vital signs in patient electronic medical record. Obtains and documents weights, documents I & O, obtains and reports patients blood glucose as ordered. Consistently reports any significant deviations in vital signs or other patient findings immediately. Accurately labels and sends specimens of urine, feces and sputum to the lab.
Establishes and maintains therapeutic and collaborative relationships with members of the health care team. Communicates effectively with team and patients. Interacts with patients in a respectful and informative manner. Clearly communicates information related to patient care to the team. Communicates an attitude of positive patient focused interactions at all times.
Is knowledgeable of and initiates emergency procedures.
Responds effectively in emergency situations.
Participates in unit and educational progress to develop/refine skills.
High School/GED Required
CNA Certification Required
Prior experience as a Monitor Tech or CNA in a hospital setting preferred
CPR- Health Care Provider, American Heart Association
This is a 24 hours per week, 7am-330pm position located in Greenfield, MA. Candidate must be able to attend day time orientation in Holyoke and Springfield, MA.