Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.
The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.
The Cardiac Monitor Tech is responsible for the observation of cardiac monitors with the ability to recognize disturbances in cardiac rhythm and act appropriately. Also responsible for general Ward Clerk duties and assists critical care nursing staff with patient care consistent with duties performed by a nursing assistant.
Essential Position Functions:
- Gathers appropriate data and follows through as indicated – either by documentation of such data or reporting of data;
- Documents telemetry information as well as other pertinent information that he/she has been trained to do;
- Obtain vital signs and weights;
- Answer patient-call signals – route messages;
- Collect and label specimens;
- Assist with lifting, moving, and transporting of patients;
- Performance of basic patient care in order to maintain personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, activity, rest and elimination under the direction of the Charge Nurse;
- Implementation of safety measures in accordance with OHC’s standards, policies and procedures under direction of Charge Nurse;
- Provides assistance to patient and family relating to admission/discharge/transfer, hospital policies and routines;
- Follows hospital policies/procedures relating to infection control. Adheres to universal precautions;
- Assists with providing patient and families with psychological and spiritual needs;
- Assumes responsibility for ward clerk and clerical tasks as needed;
- Assists nursing staff with setup and maintenance of equipment and with routine cleaning tasks per schedule;
- Observation of cardiac monitors, documentation of strips at least q 8-hour, maintaining telemetry logbooks, recognition of rhythm changes with appropriate action;
- Participation in CQI activities as appropriate;
- Training in other related duties as requested by Charge RN’s/Nurse Manager;
- Assisting RN with patient educational needs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Completion of orientation to Ward Clerk duties unless already trained in this capacity.
- Completion of orientation to Nursing Assistant duties unless already trained in this capacity.
- Completion of cardiac monitory course.