Covenant Health

  • Cardiac Telemetry Specialist

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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    Cardiac Telemetry Specialist

    PRN/OCC (Hours vary based on need)


    This is a weekend position with the possibility for additional hours during the week to fill in for vacations etc. On the job training in ekg and computer systems


    Position Summary: 

    Coordinates continuous cardiac and related monitoring and communication functions for the centralized telemetry control unit.  Functions as the primary interface for identification of cardiac rhythms, identification of abnormal and life-threatening rhythms and conditions, and communication of pertinent medical information to the appropriate patient care staff.  Responsible for assignment of cardiac telemetry equipment, cardiac rhythm interpretation and related documentation, activation of emergent response, and daily medical record updates.  Coordinates specific equipment maintenance and infection control practices for telemetry equipment. Maintains telemetry documentation for each patient on service, and assures ready access to information by nurses and physicians.  Responsible for maintaining EKG documentation on nursing units.


    Minimum Education:           

    None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.


    Minimum Experience:     

    One (1) year of patient care experience and/or previous experience interpretation of EKG rhythms preferred. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.


    Licensure Requirement:

    LPN, Paramedic, or Equivalent training/experience may be accepted in lieu of EKG Technician Certification. CPR required.



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