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OK-SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital - Oklahoma City
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:
- 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.
- High school diploma or equivalent
Licenses / Certifications:
- 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.
BLS HCP Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider - American Heart Association (AHA) - American Heart Association (AHA)
Day Shift (United States of America)
30150040 Central Monitor Station
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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