Telemetry Monitor Technician

Mid Michigan Health Midland, MI
Position Information

FTE: 0.900000

Exempt: No

Day Shift: 36 Hrs/Wk; 72 Hrs/Pay

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Pay Grade: 5

Position 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 Registered Nurse 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:

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 miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

Essential:

* High School Diploma or GED

* General Studies

Credentials:

Essential:

* Basic Life Support

Credential equivalent experience:

Essential:

* BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer date.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical, and computer 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.

Must successfully pass dysrhythmia testing with an 80% score or higher during pre-employment process.

Must successfully past annual competency dysrhythmia testing. Successful completion of annual competency requirement (s), including mandatory net-learning modules.

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

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.

Physical/Mental Requirements and 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.

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