Two Positions available, one day shift & one night shift opening for a guaranteed one day per week.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Clinical leadership team or delegate, provide continuous cardiac rhythm monitoring for selected patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Continuously monitor cardiac rhythms of patients placed on telemetry.

• Provide care for the Adult or Geriatric patient, ages 18 years and older.

• Systematically document cardiac rhythms of patients undergoing cardiac monitoring by telemetry (mount and interpret every 4-hour strips).

• Identify changes in card iac rhythms of monitored patients.

• Report changes in rhythms or compromising dysrhythmias in a timely and appropriate manner to appropriate personnel.

• Enter and remove patient(s) from telemetry log hook.

• Answer telephone and intercom, take messages, and communicate messages to the appropriate person as available.

• Notify floor of disconnects; troubleshoot as needed.

• Set alarm limits/arrhythmia program on monitors.

• Discontinue telemetry on patients based on 24-hour, 48-hour,72-hour standing order. Maintain transmitters.

• Provide additional patient coverage (CNAs only)/unit clerk duties as available.

• Attend annual hospital mandatory in-services.

• Maintain CPR certification.

• Assist patients and visitors in nursing unit as needed.

• Order telemetry supplies and equipment; receive and place items in their proper storage area.

• Assist in orientation of new telemetry monitor technicians to the unit.

• Participate in the Hazardous Material Program. Hazards include exposure to blood and body fluids, possible communicable diseases, sharp objects and instruments, assorted chemicals and gasses as listed in the Hazardous Materials Program Manual.

• Comply with measures for preventing exposure to blood home pathogens.

• Demonstrate professional conduct and comply with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

• Comply with established Safety and Patient Safety Program practices.

• Develop an understanding of responsibilities for recognizing abuse and follow policy for making appropriate referrals/interventions.

• Develop an understanding of responsibilities for participation in Performance Improvement activities.

• Adhere to all components of the Hospital’s Compliance Plan in performing job duties and report any suspected violations of the Plan.

• Perform other incidental and related duties, as required and/or assigned.

• Limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job, and share such information only on a need-to-know basis for work purposes.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND EDUCATION)

• High school diploma or GED.

• Knowledge of medical terminology.

• Current CPR certification by end of orientation period.

• Completion of an approved dysrhythmia recognition course.

• Successful Completion of dysrhythmia recognition exam: must pass overall with an 80% and must not miss any lethal rhythms. Remediation to 100%.

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