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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA CT84 - VIRTUAL MONITORING TECHNICIAN in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 36

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 7A-7P, 7P-7A

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose : The Virtual Monitoring Technician reports to the Tele-ICU and Remote Monitoring Nurse Manager. Under general supervision and leadership of the Telehealth Medical Director, the Virtual Monitoring Technician provides continuous monitoring of patients in clinical settings across the enterprise and beyond via multiple camera feeds. This position collaborates with administrative, technical, and clinical staff at MUSC and outlying facilities to promote safety in the inpatient environment, especially for those patients at risk of harm including suicidal patients as part of an observation spectrum. The Virtual Monitoring Technician is responsible for real time assessment of safety risks and intervention via a predetermined escalation algorithm.

Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor’s degree; or an associate’s degree in a health-care or human services field; or high school diploma and completion of a recognized allied health care course or high school diploma and one-year experience in a patient care setting; or EMT or Paramedic certification; or a Nursing student enrolled in an accredited institution with the completion of one Adult Medical/Surgical course with hands on clinical experience. Successful completion of the Video Monitoring Technician training program during the first month of employment and prior to beginning VMT shifts is required. If health-related courses are to be considered to qualify for employment, transcripts may be required with application. May require working irregular hours under stressful conditions, rotating shifts, and weekends. Employee must possess: considerable knowledge of basic medical terminology and human anatomy; ability to understand and implement a variety of detailed instructions in the execution of complex procedures; and ability to make accurate physical observations of patients. Critical thinking skills and a customer service oriented demeanor essential.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Certification in Basic Life Support required prior to completion of general orientation. Thereafter, must maintain Current Basic Life Support (BLS), either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)