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Telemonitor-Technician

SSM Health


Location:
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Date:
09/25/2020
2020-09-252020-12-26
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Job Details

Divison:

This is a full-time night shift position at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 7 pm to 7 am with some rotating weekends/holidays. High School Diploma or equivalent and 1 year of experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

+ Runs strip at time of admission, every 4 hours, and with any rhythm change.

+ Measures PR, QRS, and QT and interprets rhythm accurately when a strip is run.

+ Each strip is signed with first initial, full last name and position.

+ Tubes completed rhythm verification form to appropriate unit in a timely manner. Posts strips on telemetry log for all units.

+ Notifies appropriate unit and staff for any changes in baseline rhythm, including heart rate, or potentially lethal rhythms in adults or children according to protocol.

+ Ensures that alarms are on at all times and set at appropriate limits for adults and children according to protocol.

+ Notifies appropriate staff when electrodes or batteries need to be checked, replaced or changed.

+ Demonstrates awareness of the effect certain procedures or medications have on a patients rhythm.

+ Runs continuous strip for sustained VT, V-fib, asystole and bradycardia less than 40 per minute until code team arrives or otherwise notified.

+ Maintains telemetry logs, current patient information, does transmitter/SPO2 inventory per shift, and telemetry charges.

+ Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

+ High school diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE

+ One year experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

+ Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

+ Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

+ Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

+ Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

+ Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

+ Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

+ Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

+ Rare climbing.

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