Cardiac Telemetry Specialist - Telemetry Control
PRN/OCC, Night Shift
Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.
The Cardiology unit, 3 Riverstone, which includes Pulmonary and Nephrology is part of the three Nursing Units of the Internal Medicine Department which comprises approximately a third of inpatient beds at Parkwest Medical Center. This is a 33 bed unit that specializes in peritoneal dialysis and intensive acuity patients with tracheostomies .The Riverstone Tower gives Registered Nurses an opportunity to see a variety of patients with a myriad of medical diagnoses. This exposure builds a solid foundation for our nurses in all aspects of adult health. Additionally, with each unit there is an opportunity to learn a specialization. The experience gained by our Internal Medicine Nurses fosters technical competence and a professional confidence that allows you to perform at the highest levels of your profession. Our Healthcare team, from RNs to CNAs, operate with optimal staffing ratios based on a Standardized Productivity Model. So if you want to be that nurse that embodies strong clinical diversity with areas of specialization then the Riverstone Towers at Parkwest Medical Center is the place for you!
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: None
Licensure Requirement: LPN, Paramedic, or Equivalent training/experience may be accepted in lieu of EKG Technician Certification. CPR required.
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