Swedish Medical Center Monitor Technician II - Pediatric Unit in Seattle, Washington

Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Monitor Technician II to work for the Pediatric Unit at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

This is a 0.9 FTE, day shift position.

The Monitor Technician II is responsible for continuously monitoring patients via telemetry of oxygen saturation (Sp02) levels and/or electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm on patients and report changes to the Registered Nurse and/or Charge Nurse. Must successfully pass annual ECG competencies.

In this position you will:

  • Perform general secretarial and clerical duties in the patient care areas

  • Interact with patients, families and physicians and act as a liaison among members of the health care team, patients and families

  • Monitor oxygen saturation, notify the bedside RN of significant changes of the patients trending Sp02, which may include trending of the pulse rate and trending of acoustic respiratory rate (RRA)

  • Monitor, document and report ECG rhythm of pediatric patients and report any significant rhythm changes per unit protocol

  • Be responsible for alarm management in collaboration with nursing: setting heart rate alarms and adjusting arrhythmia detection criteria as appropriate for each pediatric patient, and assuring that alarms are on at all times

  • Document initiation and discontinuation of Sp02, RRA, ECG, as well as reporting quality variances and all safety concerns

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school Diploma or GED

  • Successful completion of Pediatric Arrhythmia Education (80% score or higher) If you have previous monitor technician experience, must pass a challenge exam (80% score or higher)

  • One year of recent ECG monitoring experience

  • Ability to manage a minimum patient load of 35 patients on monitors

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous experience using electronic medical record

About the First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

https://caregiver.ehr.com

Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: EKG and Monitor Techs

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 181549