at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

General Summary Responsible for monitoring patient cardiac rhythms via telemetry monitoring system; documenting and identifying patient rhythms and notifying appropriate nursing personnel of changes in patient’s cardiac rhythm. Maintain telemetry equipment and supplies. Take directive from Senior Monitor Technician during code situations. Essential Functions & Accountabilities 1. Observes cardiac rhythms in all patients. Differentiates irregular rhythms from regular rhythms. Differentiates premature beats from escape beats. 2. Documents rhythm strips every 8 hours, or whenever rhythm changes occur. Calculates heart rate measures cardiac cycle intervals (PR, QRS, QT), and interprets rhythm. Recognizes life-threatening dysrhythmias and verifies monitor alarm, reporting changes in rhythm to responsible RN. 4. Identifies correct functioning of pacemakers and notifies RN whenever malfunctions occur, following established guidelines. Notifies appropriate individuals of telemetry supply stock levels and when supplies need to be ordered. Operates complex cardiac monitoring systems, including ECG rhythm screens, computerized dysrhythmia detection system, and rhythm strip printers. Maintains accurate neat account of patient’s cardiac monitoring status during episode of care. Responsible for recording information in patient log. Notifies appropriate nursing staff of pertinent data, identifies information including, but not limited to, patient’s name, room number, cardiac rhythm, dysrhythmia, and or life-threatening situations. Trouble-shoots monitoring equipment for immediately correctable problems such as: a. printer paper changes; b. low battery/out of range occurrences; c. lead wire/electrode placement; d. monitor transmitter malfunctions; e. loss of transmission due to power outage and/or telephone disconnection. Contacts biomedical engineering when appropriate for monitor equipment malfunctions. Gives and receives report on pertinent patient/monitor data to/from oncoming/offgoing shift personnel and/or remote monitoring facilities. Responsible for the general cleaning, storing, and maintaining unit equipment, set up, and care of monitoring equipment. Participates in educational programs to maintain or increase job skills. Participates in quality improvement activities as needed. May change batteries and lead wires on telemetry transmitters. All other duties as assigned within the scope and range of job responsibilities Item #8 – To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item Item #8 – To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item Minimum Education and Experience Minimum Preferred Education: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent certification. Successful completion of a Basic Cardiac Rhythm Recognition Course offered through Education Dept. Successful completion of a medical assistant program; nursing assistant program or EKG training program. Successful completion of medical terminology class or shows evidence thereof. Experience: No previous experience required with cardiac monitoring; however, within 90 days must demonstrate proficiency in cardiac monitoring and successful completion of the tutorial and skill validation checklist 6 months experience with cardiac monitoring Computer/Software Knowledge: Basic computer literacy Experience with STAR order entry system. Licensure/Certification BLS

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Job Posting: JC189276038

Posted On: Aug 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 28, 2021