Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiac Telemetry Spec
ID
3572359
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
TELEMETRY CONTROL

Overview

Regional 

 

Cardiac Telemetry Specialist, Telemetry Control

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift (Every Other Weekend, Some Minor and Major Holidays)

 

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

2N is a 23 bed cardiac floor. We take patients that have heart catheterizations, pacemakers, and ablations. We take critical drips that only 2N and ICU can take. 2N is great stepping stone for nurses that want to get into ICU or the ER, but would like acute care experience first.

 

The Cardiology unit works as team to provide excellent care to our patients, their families, and each other. If you are ready to learn about the heart, our Cardiology unit is the place to be! Our Cardiologists will even patiently answer any questions you may have. We are a family at work and outside of work and would love to have you join our team.

 

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.

 

Please contact Michelle for more information on this job or others you may be interested in! 865-374-5363 or mball6@covhlth.com

Responsibilities

  • Assigns and distributes cardiac telemetry equipment to designated hospital staff.
  • Retrieves cardiac telemetry equipment from nursing units as directed.
  • Admits and discharges patients from the telemetry monitoring service.
  • Maintains cardiac related equipment in a state of readiness in coordination with Bio Medical Engineering staff.
  • Utilizes computer monitoring equipment to track and record electrocardiogram for patients admitted to the hospital.
  • Troubleshoots cardiac related computer equipment in coordination with Bio Medical Engineering and manufacturers guidelines.
  • Interprets and documents cardiac rhythms according to internal and external standards.
  • Identifies life threatening cardiac rhythms and institutes proper emergency procedures.
  • Maintains patient related documentation.
  • Performs quality assurance activities as related to cardiac telemetry services.
  • Communicates, as directed by standing order and protocol, and by specific authorization, EKG rhythm status, rhythm changes, abnormal rhythm disturbances, and other EKG anomalies, to the proper nursing and supervisory staff.
  • Utilizes telephone, computer, pagers, and other communication systems.
  • Performs decontamination and disinfection of patient related equipment as directed by policy.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate. Enter charges into computer when appropriate. Retrieve lab work.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

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. Telemetry experience preferred.

 

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

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