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Telemetry Tech-PRN in Galax, VA at Twin County Regional Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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Job Description

Twin County Regional Healthcare

The telemetry technician is responsible for the telemetry observation and reading the electrical activity on the heart monitor screen and to ensure no change goes unnoticed.
Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic training/experience, CNA with telemetry training/critical care experience, EMT Basic/Intermediate or certificate of completion of telemetry training required.
Demonstrated experience / education in telemetry interpretation preferred.
Communicates effectively verbally and in written form.  Is aware of non-verbal communication and makes appropriate use of it.
Familiarity with organization and function of each hospital department.
Self-motivation, integrity, and initiative.
Ability to maintain positive relationships with nursing personnel, medical staff, hospital administration, and other hospital departments.
Preferred:  A certificate course covering the anatomy and physiology of the heart, recognition of normal and abnormal heart rhythms, infection control procedures and technical skills.
BLS certification
Responsibilities:
To monitor and record heart rhythms for patients receiving telemetry cardiac monitoring.
Recognizes all changes in the heart’s rate, rhythm or pattern, record the changes, and if necessary, contact a nurse or physician.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment and recognize false alarms.
Responsible for issuing, logging and tracking telemetry devices.
Must have good technical skills in identifying heart rhythm patterns that may be complex.
The telemetry technician must be accurate in her/his readings to prevent errors in treatment.
Demonstrates good communication skills, with attention to detail and must be able to communicate with medical professionals at all levels.
Maintains EOC standards by knowing and following procedures in emergency management, hazardous material management, life safety, fire safety, infection control and security.
Complies with regulatory requirements and Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
Works as scheduled, without unplanned absences.
Arrives on time and ready to work.
Consistently communicates to co-workers, medical staff, ancillary departments and customers to promote a collaborative and cooperative environment.
Completes/attends all required in-services and unit staff meetings.
Ability to problem-solve effectively to provide quality patient care.
Ability to work with all age groups including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.
Competently works with Paragon applications (computer system).
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Standing, sitting, walking and bending (45-90 degree angles) are required.
May require stair climbing.
Reading and writing are required to fulfill job description.
May require lifting and turning patients up to 300+ pounds (with assistance), and assisting actively in patient care on occasion.
Speech, hearing and visual acuity necessary in order to perform job requirements.
Exposure to blood, body fluid, and hazardous wastes is moderate to frequent and must carry out universal precautions according to hospital policy.
May be exposed to injury by irrational or disturbed patients, patients with communicable diseases and/or potentially dangerous equipment.
Work involves mental activity. 

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