Video Monitoring Tech -60613
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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE & CODE:
Video Monitoring Tech (60613)
Director / Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides video monitoring function to enhance patient safety and assists in providing high quality, cost-effective care.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
High school diploma or GED required.
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs video monitoring of patients who meet the video monitoring criteria.
Documents patient s activity and interventions in the electronic medical record (EMR) every two hours.
Maintains log indicating: name of nurse and his/her wireless phone extension assigned to each monitored patient.
Informs appropriate caregiver(s) of any activity that places the patient at risk via his/her wireless phone.
Communicates any imminent signs of patient risk to assigned staff via the alarm system and/or wireless phone.
Enters and deletes patients from the video monitoring system upon admission, transfer and discharge.
Assists in indirect patient care by maintaining functional operation of video monitoring equipment.
Monitors equipment and properly notifies service personnel of malfunctioning equipment (i.e. IT, nursing leadership).
Maintains clean work areas according to departmental procedure.
Maintains unit equipment according to departmental procedures.
Assists in routine unit operations to ensure smooth communication and functioning of the unit.
Ensures positive communication with other units/staff and follow-up documentation.
Maintains job specific expectations.
Courteously answers telephone; identifying self and unit at all times.
Relays accurate message to appropriate receiver with follow-up documentation in a timely manner.
Other related duties/projects as assigned by Manager/Director.
Maintains HIPAA and JCAHO Standards.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimal physical activity required.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Vision (corrected)/hearing within normal limits
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to visually monitor several computer screens with multiple patients for sustained periods of time.
Working closely with others.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Computer knowledge and skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Date Reviewed/Revised: August 2016