St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital

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Telemetry Technician - Nights

at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital

Job Description

Role Purpose:

Under the direction of the Director, the Monitor Technician is responsible for the on-going surveillance of patient cardiac monitors and provides the Registered Nurse or other clinicians with immediate notification of any changes in cardiac rhythms.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:       

  • Fosters, participates and is knowledgeable in Shared Governance as defined at St. Mary's Hospital using the conceptual framework for nursing practice as a guide.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for own practice, continuing education and competency (i.e., mandatory in-services, CPR, staff meetings).
  • Shares expertise and knowledge with coworkers and peers. Assists in orientation of new nursing personnel. Supports the activities, decisions and initiative of colleagues.
  • Respects the confidentiality and dignity of patients. Communicates effectively with customers
  • Punctual for reports/breaks. Uses supplies effectively. Completes work within required shift, i.e., end of shift; OT minimal or nonexistent.
  • Initiates patient monitoring on admission if ordered by the physician and discontinues patient monitoring on discharge, transfer or as ordered by the physician.
  • Maintains surveillance of patient's on telemetry monitoring and provides the appropriate registered nurse and other clinicians with immediate notification of any heart rate or rhythm changes.
  • Provides nursing and other clinicians with an analysis of patient rhythms including; P-R intervals, QRS intervals, Q-T intervals, heart rate, rhythm or presence of ectopy.
  • Prints a telemetry strip on each patient at least every 8 hours, completes analysis, mounts and properly stores each strip in the appropriate patient's medical record.
  • When continuous pulse oximetry monitoring is ordered document reading every hour and notify the Registered Nurse if not within ordered parameters or the reading falls below 90%.
  • Maintains and stocks all designated equipment, replaces defective equipment and reports failures to Clinical Engineering. Performs other duties as requested.


Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to pass St. Mary's Janesville EKG/Dysrythmia exam
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
  • At least one year experience monitoring or working with telemetry patients
  • Knowledge of the basic anatomy/physiology of the heart, ability to accurately interpret cardiac rhythms and provide an appropriate analysis

 

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

 

Department Specific:

Demonstrates basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy/physiology and provides accurate analysis and interpretation of cardiac rhythms. Demonstrate the ability to deal in a courteous and respectful manner with all people. General familiarity with hospital routines, medical terminology, and data entry. Champion of patient safety in partnership with all unit employees. Appropriately seeks out clarification of job duties.



St. Mary's Janesville Hospital –

 

Our $150 million community medical campus opened in 2012 to provide a full range of health services for Janesville and the surrounding communities in Rock County. The campus includes a 50-bed hospital — St. Mary's Janesville Hospital — and our adjacent Dean Clinic — Janesville East location, which offers exceptional primary and specialty care on one central complex. Our 165,000-square-foot hospital has all private rooms, a healing garden and award-winning emergency and obstetrics departments.