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Monitor Technician I - $1,500.000 Sign-on Bonus

LMC Careers 

All Shifts Available

Sign On Bonus: 1,500.00 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 508-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Directly monitors patient cardiac rhythm and oxygen saturation via remote monitoring system. Enters patient's data into the monitoring system, responds to alarms, identifies changes in patients status and reports to the appropriate RN in timely manner. Serves as preceptor for other MT I staff and assists staff in critically thinking and problem solving issues in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: None.
Required Training: Successful completion of outside basic arrhythmia class or successful completion of LMC's Basic Arrhythmia Course within new hire probationary period. Candidates with Monitor Tech experience who successfully pass LMC's Basic Arrhythmia exam can be considered as having met this requirement.

Essential Functions
  • Works in a cooperative manner, which fosters relations between employees and patients, patients’ families, visitors, fellow employees, and the medical staff. Accepts chain of command, supervision, and constructive criticism.
  • Exhibits commitment and pride through personal example by speaking positively about LMC, the department employees, and guests.
  • Contributes to teamwork and creates harmonious, effective and positive working relationships with others by:      
    • Responding to requests in a cooperative and responsive manner.    
    • Speaking respectfully of/to other employees and guests by minimizing criticism and adversarial behaviors.       
    • Assuming responsibility without making excuses, offering assistance whenever possible without being asked.
  • Respects, understands, and responds with sensitivity to employees and guests by treating others as one would wish to be treated.
  • Resolves conflicts and problem-solves by:         
    • Remaining calm when confronted.         
    • Listening carefully.           
    • Acknowledging that the problem is valid to the other person’s perception.   
    • Attempting to identify solutions and/or referring person to the appropriate authority.  
    • Attempting to deliver more than is expected.     
  • Exhibits telephone courtesy by:           
    • Answering promptly with proper name and department.      
    • Speaking with a pleasant tone while focusing attention to caller.     
    • Transferring calls correctly and promptly.        
    • Attending to calls on hold in a timely manner.     
  • Maintains confidentiality by:           
    • Discouraging gossip.           
    • Using discretion when discussing patient, work or LMC related information with others.
  • Assists in the provision of quality patient care through monitoring of clinical data. 
  • Receives orders and enters patient data into monitoring system and assigns transmitter for remote telemetry.
  • Enters orders and other pertinent information into the computerized Patient Care System.
  • Demonstrates ability to use and troubleshoot the monitoring system effectively.
  • Demonstrates competence in recognizing cardiac rhythms and changes in patient status, and follows through with appropriate action.
  • Provides rhythm strips for charts by uploading into correct patient record in a timely manner according to policy and documents information on them as required (interpretation, heart rate, PQRS measurements and O2 saturation).
  • Will demonstrate those behaviors, philosophies and values, which serve to uphold the ideals and enhance the image of Lexington Medical Center.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships and promotes effective teamwork within monitor tech department and with clinical patient care staff.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of unit and organizational initiatives by attending or reading minutes of staff meetings and/or process improvement meetings.
  • Abides by LMC’s Code of Conduct and respects the Patient Bill of Rights.
  • Maintains professional appearance by adhering to dress code.
  • Accepts work assignments readily.
  • Participates actively in change process by adopting new methods.
  • Participates in performance improvement/patient safety initiatives.
  • Presents positive image to enhance recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Shares knowledge/expertise with co-workers.
  • The Manager promotes the effective and efficient allocation, distribution and use of unit and organizational resources for the delivery of safe, cost-effective patient care services.
  • Assist with orientation of new monitor techs.
  • Efficient use of supplies.
  • Assists as needed with tracking equipment.
  • Uses proper procedure for securing supplies from other areas.
  • Prioritizes work load to best meet both patient and unit needs.
  • Effectively uses electronic, verbal, non-verbal, written, and interpersonal  communication skills in a clear and concise manner to ensure appropriate understanding and response.
  • Able to clearly express self orally and legibly.
  • Demonstrates direct open communication with co-workers by resolving issues on a peer to peer basis.
  • Appropriately utilizes electronic communication and other system supports for conveying information.
  • Keeps leaders informed of reports/activities and stat results as available.
  • Meets all requirements as defined by Human Resources Policies.
  • Completes yearly safety training and other mandatory classes.
  • Completes employee health workup.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, meeting organizational attendance and tardiness requirements.
  • Successfully pass the annual Basic Arrythmia exam.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Eligible employees may also enroll in LMC's retirement plans on their date of hire, including the South Carolina State Retirement System (SCRS)
  • Supplemental 401(k)
  • 457(b) retirement plans
  •  Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • 401(K) Match – LMC matches dollar for dollar up to 6% 
  • LMC provides its full-time employees short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • 529 College Savings
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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