Telemonitor Technician - Central Monitor Station at SSM Health Care of Oklahoma, Inc.

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma





Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

OK-SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Oklahoma City



Worker Type:

Regular



Job Summary:

Ensures continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythms by observing cardiac monitors; maintains all records and reports of rhythm strips in accordance with the established nursing standards and procedures.



Job Responsibilities and Requirements:



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 patient's 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


  • No experience required



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.




Licenses / Certifications:



BLS HCP Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider - American Heart Association (AHA) - American Heart Association (AHA)



Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)



Job Type:



Employee



Department:

30150040 Central Monitor Station



Scheduled Weekly Hours:

24


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.


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