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Telemetry Monitoring Technician

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provide continuous monitoring and analysis of patient cardiac rhythms for the purpose of reporting to medical staff. Perform EKGs and apply event/holter monitors as necessary.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.
        • Completion of science/medical related classes preferred.
        • Basic understanding of cardiac rhythms preferred but not required.
        • Completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation class and station competency test upon hire or within 90 days of hire required.
        • Experience
          • Prior science/medical related experience preferred but not required.
          • License/Certifications
            • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations.
              • Ability to perform physical measurements.
              • Must have good communication and documentation skills.
              • Ability to orient/train others in work procedures and processes.
              • Knowledge of telemetry applications and equipment.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Standing
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Walking
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Grasping
                          • Hearing
                          • Reaching
                          • Seeing/Visual
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Rare (1-33%):
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Essential Job Functions
                                    • Essential Functions I
                                      • Cardiac Rhythms and Vital Signs
                                        • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac rhythms outlines in departmental competency requirements.
                                        • Demonstrates knowledge of vital signs outlined in departmental competency requirements.
                                        • Displays the ability to prioritize cardiac arrhythmias and vital signs based on severity.
                                        • Policy and Procedure
                                          • Demonstrates knowledge of department policies and procedures.
                                          • Demonstrates the ability to follow department policies and procedures.
                                          • Patient Safety
                                            • Monitors patients continuously and report changes as appropriate.
                                            • Ensures patient rhythms are easily visible on the work station.
                                            • Verifies ST setup is accurate and ST alarms are appropriate.
                                            • Refrains from using electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, etc..
                                            • Accurately enters patient information.
                                            • Frequently checks patient status when telemetry leads are off or having procedure.
                                            • Alarm Management
                                              • Ensures station alarm settings are appropriate for each patient.
                                              • Obtains guidelines from nursing before making changes to alarm settings.
                                              • Validates all alarms.
                                              • Cleans out alarm history, keeping all relevant alarms.
                                              • Documentation
                                                • Documents all relevant communication on the communication log.
                                                • Keeps patient/nurse assignment sheet up to date and easily accessible at work station.
                                                • Documents patient guidelines from nursing where they can be easily seen by coworkers.
                                                • Labels rhythm strips appropriately.
                                                • Transfers all relevant rhythm strips into the patient chart.
                                                • Documents changes in rhythm status on patient log.
                                                • Communicaiton
                                                  • Notifies RN about rhythm changes and events in accordance with policy.
                                                  • Notifies appropriate staff about leads off, loss of signal, or low/dead batteries.
                                                  • Communicates to coworkers all relevant information in report during station hand-off.
                                                  • Sends all-page email when low on Telemetry boxes as per policy.
                                                  • Keeps coworkers informed about important patient issues on their station.
                                                  • Maintains Work Environment
                                                    • Keeps work area clean and organized.
                                                    • Cleans equipment when necessary.
                                                    • Performs equipment inventory daily.
                                                    • Reports equipment issues to Biomed and supervisor.
                                                    • Scheduling
                                                      • Performs self-scheduling in accordance with scheduling policy.
                                                      • Willingness to provide coverage and be flexible when necessary.
                                                      • Other Duties as Assigned
                                                        • Performs EKGs when necessary.
                                                        • Applies Event Monitors to patients as needed.
                                                        • Essential Functions II
                                                          • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                          • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
                                                          • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Telemetry Monitoring Technician, Professions , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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