Cardiac Telemetry Technician (FT), Inpatient Teleservices - Day/Night Rotating Shifts

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LNA/MA
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190002EQ Requisition #

Maintains the integrity of continuous cardiac monitoring for the patients in their section. Observes, interprets, and records cardiac rhythms and complex rhythm disturbances on monitored patients, reporting rhythm changes and arrhythmias to the nurse caring for the patient.

 

1. Performs initial equipment set-up and entry of patient data into arrhythmia computer system.
2. Ensures proper placement of monitoring leads for optimal signal.
3. Recognizes, identifies, analyzes, and documents arrhythmias, abnormal cardiac rhythms, rhythm changes and promptly reports pertinent findings or changes to the clinical nurse.
4. Responds to all alarms in a timely manner.
5. Sets alarm limits according to alarm parameter guidelines.
6. Troubleshoots central station, monitors, transmitters, and patient cables.
7. Cleans and disinfects telemetry transmitter after each patient use.
8. Performs shift checks of printer and strip recorder and other associated equipment.
9. Ensures all equipment is adequately maintained.
10. Maintains equipment logs and arranges repairs.
11. Performs the role of LNA as applicable.
12. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

ü  High school graduate required.

ü  National Telemetry Certification through the National Telemetry Association strongly preferred. 

ü  Must demonstrate keyboarding skills and be familiar with computer use. 

ü  Previous hospital experience preferred.

ü  Completion of approved course in basic arrhythmia interpretation required.

ü  Knowledge of medical terminology and the anatomy and physiology of the heart required.

 

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

ü  Licensed Nursing Assistant in the State of NH required.

ü  Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.

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