Monitor Technician - Monitoring Central Telemetry
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital of San Antonio
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Monitor Technician - Monitoring Central Telemetry Job in San Antonio
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.
Provides continual surveillance of electronic monitors for one or more patients in a centralized telemetry monitoring station, with the ability to recognize normal and abnormal rhythms. Documents changes in rhythm and reports these changes timely and according to established protocol. Requires thorough knowledge of arrhythmia recognition. Responsible for assuring monitoring equipment and supplies are available and ready for use. May also provide pulse oximetry monitoring and reporting.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Must possess good written and oral communication skills
EKG/arrhythmia interpretation background highly preferred
Basic knowledge of medical terminology preferred
Successful completion of an EKG class required within 90 days of hire/transfer date
BLS certification preferred (AHA)