Telemetry Monitor Technician - PCU/CCU

Mid Michigan Health Alma, MI
Position Information

FTE: 0.900000 Full time

Exempt: No

Night Shift: Hours per schedule

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Pay Grade: 5

Position Summary

Summary:

This position assumes daily tasks of observing, operating, and maintaining cardiac monitors. Identifies cardiac arrhythmias and seeks appropriate intervention. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL:

Responsibilities:

(30%)* Assumes daily tasks of observing, operating, and maintaining the cardiac monitors, both individual telemetry units on patients, and the main telemetry monitors located at the nurse's station.

(30%)* Must diligently observe cardiac monitors, interpret heart rate and rhythm with accuracy, obtain baseline strips, recognize and report arrhythmias, record additional strips throughout shift as needed.

(25%)* Identifies any changes in a cardiac pattern and any life-threatening dysrhythmias and notifies the appropriate R.N. within an appropriate time frame.

(15%)* Maintain the telemetry equipment. This includes replacing batteries, wires, and/or electrode pads, and cleaning equipment.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports the mission, goals, policies and standards of nursing. Hospital and unit policies and work rules are recognized, supported and implemented.

Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures.

Emergency care/safety: Performs according to procedure in all hospital emergency situations. Provides and ensures safe and secure environment for the patient.

Provides excellent customer service: Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy at all times.

Obtains rhythm strips as directed by nurse or physician in conjunction with change of patient condition, administration of medication, etc.

In the performance of the regular job duties, it is appropriate for this job code to have access to the medication room and supply room for the purpose of stocking.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

Essential:

* High School Diploma or GED

in Education specialization:

Essential:

* General Studies

Education equivalent experience:

Essential:

* Knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Documented successful completion of dysrhythmia course or equivalent (such as a bachelor's degree in cardiac rehab) in addition to successful pre-employment testing preferred

Credential :

Essential:

* BLS certification within 30 days of hire or transfer.

* Telemetry Competency through testing or Telemetry Monitoring & Management class with passing score within one month of hire/transfer and annual competency dysrhythmia testing.

Other information:

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS

Knowledge of medical terminology.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.