Catholic Health Initiatives Telemetry Tech - Med Surg K5 Lufkin (PRN) in LUFKIN, Texas

Telemetry Tech - Med Surg K5 Lufkin (PRN)

Description

Position Summary:

Provides continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry and reports significant information to appropriate nursing personnel; Functions within a designated hospital area to assist nursing personnel in the close observation in the monitoring of patients.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module.

  • Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, on admission and whenever changes occur.

  • Labels strip with patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS interval

  • Trouble shoots telemetry equipment

  • Ensures monitors are functioning properly

  • Ensure telemetry supplies are readily available

  • Accounts for all telemetry transmitters

  • Verifies daily telemetry charges

  • Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes.

  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff

  • Assists in answering telephone

  • Ensures pull down desks are in upright position after posting EKG strips on patient chart

  • Keeps work area neat and clean, no food or drink in work station

  • Ensures transmitters are properly cleaned between patients, electrical cords off floor

  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal growth and development by completing annual mandatory in-services and Code Validation within given time frame, attends unit-based in-services, attends monthly departmental meetings.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in responding to unit/service needs, i.e., floating to other areas

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level

  • High School Diploma/GED

Licensure/Certification

  • BLS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective Communication

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal

  • Basic Computer skills – familiarity with Windows based software programs

Experience

  • Does not require prior experience

  • One (1) year of experience as a Monitor Techpreferred

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1800000623

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.