About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
At Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, innovative technology and compassionate caring create a unique healing environment. Within our nonprofit, 563-bed acute-care hospital, we offer an array of vital adult and pediatric services to more than 200,000 residents each year, including cardiology, surgery services, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, NICU, neurosurgery and comprehensive women and infants services. We are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix’s Best Hospitals, are certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and feature a 35-bed Level III NICU that provides for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. In addition, the completion of our new patient care tower adds 188 beds to our facilities as we continue to serve as a major referral center for the northwest Phoenix area. From our robotic surgery and iCARE intensive care technology to our recently enhanced emergency department, we’re committed to putting the most sophisticated clinical tools in the hands of the most dedicated healthcare professionals. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is a comprehensive, award-winning health system that includes 23 hospitals in seven western states (twelve in Arizona), primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. We offer a choice of nursing career paths where you can leverage your abilities to make a real difference for your patients – and real change in the health care industry!
This position is responsible for continuous observation of patients’ monitors, leads and/or activity and behaviors, and for reporting pertinent changes and abnormalities to the appropriate clinical staff. This position is also responsible for maintaining logs of activity and changes or behaviors in accordance with facility standards.
- Provides continuous observation of monitors, leads and/or activity and behaviors for assigned patients. Must be aware of pertinent medical history, medications and code status for each of their assigned patients. Alerts appropriate clinical staff of any changes and abnormalities.
- Obtains calibrated rhythm strips per policy and maintains documentation in accordance with facility standards. Documents changes in clinical and/or behavioral activity.
- Provides information and summaries to physicians and staff.
- Monitors and assists in the maintenance of monitoring equipment.
- May provide general support to the department, including greeting and assisting patients, visitors, physicians, and ancillary personnel.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Current BLS certification may be required in certain departments.
Depending on department assignment, completion of unit approved basic electrocardiogram -OR- electroencephalographic interpretation course or on the job training – and - a minimum passing score of 85% on ECG -OR- EEG test, with accurate identification of all lethal cardiac dysrhythmias - OR - epileptiform activity. Must possess a working knowledge of medical terminology. Requires effective interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Banner Health - 16 months ago