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Telemetry Technician

Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): PRN
Shift: Night shift
Req ID: 55702

Description

Shift: Nights
Job Summary

The Telemetry Technician assists nursing departments by monitoring cardiac rhythms and alarms for groups of patients and promptly reporting and documenting cardiac rhythm disturbances to the nursing team. Knowledge of cardiac physiology, proficiency with learning new technology, and ability to manage distractions in a fast-paced environment are necessary.
Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent
Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required within 90 days of hire
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Prior experience with electrocardiograms or in some related medical field required.
• Applicant must successfully complete basic EKG class or pass the hospital’s EKG exam.
• Works within the policy and procedure of nursing services and the hospital.
Key Competencies and Skills
• Demonstrates effective verbal and communication skills.
Essential Duties
• Participates in CVSL staff development programs.
• Individual must recognize his/her own limitation, seek appropriate assistance and demonstrate efforts to increase his/her learning needs.
• Continuous monitoring and evaluation of patients’ telemetry tracings to determine changes in timing intervals, artifact, dysrhythmia and/or ST segment changes and brings it to the attention of the charge nurse.
• Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate lead placement.
• Performs routine telemetry duties including:
• Admitting, transferring and discharging patients
• Obtains, records and interprets admission rhythm strip
• Obtaining routine rhythm strips
• Monitors appropriate alarms
• Maintains patient rhythm/alarm documentation
• Observe report and record patient rhythm changes
• Sets up and maintains appropriate monitoring of all patients
• Maintains appropriate supplies to telemetry area
• Maintains unit quality control checks for unit as assigned
• Maintains a general knowledge and awareness of cardiac procedures and medications specific to the department.
Reports To
Maintains professional working relationship with patients, physicians, and nursing staff. Works within the guidelines of nursing and the CVSL/hospital standards of practice.
Under general supervision of the Unit Manager and unit charge nurse.
Must recognize work priorities and function within those priorities.
There is no supervisory or managerial responsibility with this position, however, it may be necessary to supervise and teach other staff, nursing students and allied health science students.
Organizational Expectations
• Models Munson Healthcare’s Purpose – We Improve Lives
• Embraces and supports the Munson Healthcare Alignment Framework including our Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values, True North Goals, Strategic Vision and Goals, and Operating System.
• Promotes personal and patient safety.
• Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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