Telemetry Tech

Centura Health

Littleton , CO  

2018-03-28 2018-04-27
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.



Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v















*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 122242_*







*_Recruiter Contact:_* Donna Rigdon - donnaridgon@centura.org







*_Clinic/Department:_* *6202 LAH TELEMETRY MONITORING *







*_Hospital:_* *LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *







*_Schedule:_* Part Time







*_Shift:_* Nights; 6p - 6:30a





*_Position Summary_*







Continually monitors patients on telemetry by interpreting and recording ECG rhythms and reporting pertinent changes to appropriate personnel. Responsible for accuracy of reports and error reconciliation. Troubleshoots equipment problems and communicates needs to leader. Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and staff needs. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.







*_Minimum Education Requirements_*









* High School Diploma or GED









*_Minimum Experience Requirements_*









* One year of acute care experience preferred



* Telemetry experience preferred



* Previous nursing unit secretary or medical office experience, preferred



* Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English



* Good verbal and written skills



* Basic clerical, computer data entry and math skills









*_License/Certifications_*









* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association



* Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required



* Preferred Successful completion of ECG exam annually









*_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_*









* Demonstrate working knowledge of telemetry monitoring system. *



* Responsible for observation and documentation of patient’s cardiac rhythm: every shift, when an arrhythmia occurs, and on each new patient as they are placed on telemetry. RN to co-sign patient’s documented rhythm. *



* Recognizes and notifies RN immediately when life threatening arrhythmia occurs. *



* Promptly responds to all monitor alarms according to department/hospital policy. *



* Documents all communication to care givers. *



* Documents rhythms strips according to hospital policy. *



* Maintains patient EKG records in systematic organized fashion. Files EKG reports onto charts as needed. *



* Documents reason when patient is temporarily or permanently removed from telemetry and if/when monitoring resumes. *



* Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *



* Ensures central monitor is never left unattended. *



* Ensures all patients on telemetry are connected to central monitor and alarms are appropriately set. *



* Maintains inventory and replacement of telemetry supplies. Assures that all transmitter inventory is accounted for each shift. *



* Cleans transmitter after each patient use. *



* Helps to maintain equipment in good working order; notifies biomed of malfunctioning equipment. *



* Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient EKG monitoring. *



* Promptly triages and responds to patient lights. *



* Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, i.e., lab results, interdepartmental communications, etc. *



* Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information. *



* Responsible for inputting daily and special charges as requested. *



* Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed. *



* Greets patients/visitors and directs/escorts to the desired location. *



* May be tasked with rounding on patients throughout the shift asking if patients or visitors have any needs. *



* Serves as a patient advocate. *



* Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *



* Demonstrates ethical, legal, and professional behavior. *



* Communicates in a clear, courteous manner with patients, families, visitors, coworkers, physicians and other departments. *



* Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice. *



* Assists in training other nursing support staff, students and other hospital personnel. *



* Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *



* Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *









*_Physical Requirements_*









* Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly















*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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