Hospital Corporation of America
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Telemetry Technician - Full Time Nights
at Hospital Corporation of America
Presbyterian/ St. Luke's Medical Center providesthe most advanced care for patients from across the Rocky Mountains and GreatPlains. PSL has over 80 specialties and 1,000 specialists and primary carephysicians. Three year accreditation with Commendation from Commission onCancer (CoC), and Joint Commission Accreditation. PSL has a Foundation forAccreditation of Cellular Therapy for the Rocky Mountain Blood and MarrowTransplant Program. American College of Surgeons Survey of the Cancer Program,American Society of Bariatric, and Weight Loss Surgery of ExcellenceCertification, American Association of Blood Banks.
Presbyterian/St. Luke'sMedical Center expects our twelve core values to be reflected in the way everyemployee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and withothers in the community. The intent of these values is to assure thatP/SLMC creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and thatpatient care services are of the highest quality.
PositionSummary: Themonitor technician monitors patient's ECG waveforms, ETCO2, and continuouspulse oximetry (spO2) from a centralized monitoring room. The monitor technician supports nursing personnelby continuous observation of ECG, ETCO2, and spO2. The monitor technician provides the abilityfor immediate alert of the RN of alarms and watches for subtle monitor and parameterchanges that may occur prior to critical events. The monitor technician notifies the primaryRN or charge RN when patient parameters and waveforms are outside ofestablished parameters. The tasks and responsibilities include:
· Interprets Rhythms and Arrhythmias
· Reports all changes in heart rate, rhythm,ETCO2 values, and de-saturations to the primary RN or charge RN on the unit.
· Maintains all telemetry supplies.
· Documents patient condition in the computerdocumentation system at required intervals
· Performs all duties with full understanding ofrelated age specific factors
· Orients and Mentors new staff
· Demonstrates full knowledge of all parametervalue limits (critical high and low) and ECG changes that warrant notificationof RN.
· Prints rhythm strips on admission, every shift,and with changes for all ECG monitored patients , interprets, and provides tounits for RN co-signature.
· Demonstrate ability to communicate effectivelyand work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care.
· Demonstrate strong critical thinkingskills.
· Additional duties as assigned
A. Education: High schoolgraduate or GED. Successful completionof a Basic ECG/Arrhythmia course required. Demonstrated ability to interpret cardiacrhythms and arrhythmias, and successful completion of Basic ECG test required(Minimum score: 85% non-lethal rhythmsand 100% lethal rhythms) during clinical orientation, required.
B. Licensure/Certification/Registration:CurrentBLS certification required.
C. Experience: One year healthcare experience required. Unit Secretaryin an acute care setting, Paramedic orEMT experience, and Cardiac monitoring experience preferred.
D. Knowledge,Skills and Abilities: Demonstrates good organizational skills. Sufficient knowledge of medical and technicalterms to accurately transcribe physician orders and complete requisitions. Displays appropriate judgment and problemsolving skills. Communicates positivelyand professionally with all internal and external customers. Competent skills to operate monitor systemsand computer. Demonstrated ability to interpretcardiac rhythms, heart rate, ETCO2, SpO2, and arrhythmias and communicateabnormalities to nurses and physicians. Ability to interpret cardiac rhythms,heart rate, and arrhythmias and communicate abnormalities to nurses andphysicians
Degreeof Supervision Required: Undersupervision of Registered Nurse
OrientationPeriod: Minimumof one week contingent upon experience