Improving the health of our community in all we do
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit community health system on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega - with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGHS also encompasses Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 65 locations, and The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a cardiology practice with more than 15 locations.
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This Monitor Tech position PRN Shift Varies.
Schedule: 12 hour shifts, Days of the week vary.
Location: NGMC Gainesville Telemetry
The Central Monitoring Unit (CMU) provides continuous monitoring of a patient's cardiac and respiratory rhythm, and/oxygen saturation using cardiac monitors and pulse oximetry.
Located on the Gainesville campus, CMU has 11 central monitoring stations, with each station having the capacity to monitor 48 patients. CMU monitors Gainesville, Lumpkin, Barrow and Braselton critical care patients and acute care patients with provider orders.
CMU is responsible for notifying the patient's primary shift RN with changes in, or alarms related to: oxygen saturation, respirations, cardiac rate and rhythms, ST analysis, poor signal, leads off or low battery signals. A dedicated emergency phone line is maintained on each nursing unit for CMU communication of life threatening or potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias.
CMU records and interprets findings in the monitoring system. These records interface into the EMR every 12 hours.
The Monitor Technician is responsible for on-going surveillance and advanced ECG interpretation for critical care and telemetry patients. The Monitor Technician observes cardiac monitors, identifies, calculates, interprets, documents, and communicates information regarding cardiac rhythms to nursing staff and/or clinicians.
Identifies, interprets, documents, and responds to potentially life-threatening rhythm changes. Initiates emergency response by calling on an emergency phone line or initiates a code blue or rapid response if necessary, per policy. This position provides cardiac and pulse oximetry surveillance via telemetry in all age ranges exclusive of neonates.
High School Diploma or GED
Must have Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association
Previous clinical experience preferred but not required
Previous successful completion of EKG Technician course/certification preferred but not required
We're looking for someone who:
Admits mistakes and shortcomings
Adapts to Change
Since first opening its doors in Gainesville in 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has added hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Dahlonega - and become Georgia's most awarded hospital. Some recognitions include being named to these lists:
America's 50 Best Hospitals
100 Top Hospitals
100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs
America's Top Quality Providers
Atlanta's Top 150 Workplaces
Healthcare's Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems
NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia's #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women's care and more.
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