ENTRY REQUIREMENTS High School Graduate Prior experience with electrocardiograms or in some related medical field required Applicant must have certification as telemetry technician or equivalent Applicant must successfully complete basic EKG class or pass the hospital's EKG exam Demonstrates effective verbal and communication skills Works within the policy and procedures of nursing services and the hospital Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.
SPECIFIC DUTIES Maintains professional working relationship with patients, physicians, and nursing staff. Works within the guidelines of nursing and the CVSL / hospital standards of practice. Under general supervision of the Unit Manager, and unit charge nurse. Must recognize work priorities and function within those priorities. Continuous monitoring and evaluation of patients' telemetry tracings to determine changes in timing intervals, artifact, dysrhythmia and/or ST segment changes and brings it to the attention of the charge nurse. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate lead placement. Performs routine telemetry duties including: - Admitting, transferring and discharging patients - Obtains, records and interprets admission rhythm strip | - Obtaining routine rhythm strips - Monitors appropriate alarms - Maintains patients rhythm / alarm documentation - Observe report and record patient rhythm changes - Set up and maintains appropriate monitoring of all patients - Maintains appropriate supplies to telemetry area - Maintains unit quality control checks for unit as assigned Maintains a general knowledge and awareness of cardiac procedures and medications specific to the department. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.