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Nebraska Methodist Health System Telem Monitoring Tech in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Provide continuous monitoring and analysis of patient cardiac rhythms for the purpose of reporting to medical staff. Perform EKGs and apply event/holter monitors as necessary.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.

  • Completion of science/medical related classes preferred.

  • Basic understanding of cardiac rhythms preferred but not required.

  • Completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation class and station competency test upon hire or within 90 days of hire required.

  • Experience

  • Prior science/medical related experience preferred but not required.

  • License/Certifications

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to perform physical measurements.

  • Must have good communication and documentation skills.

  • Ability to orient/train others in work procedures and processes.

  • Knowledge of telemetry applications and equipment.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Cardiac Rhythms and Vital Signs

  • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac rhythms outlines in departmental competency requirements.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of vital signs outlined in departmental competency requirements.

  • Displays the ability to prioritize cardiac arrhythmias and vital signs based on severity.

  • Policy and Procedure

  • Demonstrates knowledge of department policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow department policies and procedures.

  • Patient Safety

  • Monitors patients continuously and report changes as appropriate.

  • Ensures patient rhythms are easily visible on the work station.

  • Verifies ST setup is accurate and ST alarms are appropriate.

  • Refrains from using electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, etc..

  • Accurately enters patient information.

  • Frequently checks patient status when telemetry leads are off or having procedure.

  • Alarm Management

  • Ensures station alarm settings are appropriate for each patient.

  • Obtains guidelines from nursing before making changes to alarm settings.

  • Validates all alarms.

  • Cleans out alarm history, keeping all relevant alarms.

  • Documentation

  • Documents all relevant communication on the communication log.

  • Keeps patient/nurse assignment sheet up to date and easily accessible at work station.

  • Documents patient guidelines from nursing where they can be easily seen by coworkers.

  • Labels rhythm strips appropriately.

  • Transfers all relevant rhythm strips into the patient chart.

  • Documents changes in rhythm status on patient log.

  • Communicaiton

  • Notifies RN about rhythm changes and events in accordance with policy.

  • Notifies appropriate staff about leads off, loss of signal, or low/dead batteries.

  • Communicates to coworkers all relevant information in report during station hand-off.

  • Sends all-page email when low on Telemetry boxes as per policy.

  • Keeps coworkers informed about important patient issues on their station.

  • Maintains Work Environment

  • Keeps work area clean and organized.

  • Cleans equipment when necessary.

  • Performs equipment inventory daily.

  • Reports equipment issues to Biomed and supervisor.

  • Scheduling

  • Performs self-scheduling in accordance with scheduling policy.

  • Willingness to provide coverage and be flexible when necessary.

  • Other Duties as Assigned

  • Performs EKGs when necessary.

  • Applies Event Monitors to patients as needed.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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