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Employment Type:
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Posted:
8/14/2017
Job Category:
Nursing
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 38130

Location: Presence St Francis Hosp

Location Address:
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL  60202 United States (US)

 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Evening
FLSA: N

 

 

SUMMARY

Observes cardiac monitors to identify abnormal heart rhythms under the supervision of a professional nurse.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·      Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service.

·      Continually observes cardiac monitors and reports any significant or life threatening changes in the cardiac rhythm to nursing personnel.

·      Obtains and analyzes an initial rhythm strip on all admissions and on each patient at the beginning of shift.

·      Mounts strip on designated form documenting the rate, rhythm, PR interval, and QRS interval accurately and timely per established procedure.

·      Follows emergency procedures per established procedure.

·      Enters data into telemetry monitoring system accurately and timely. Maintain alarm limits according to established practice standard.

·      Immediate review of all alarms and validated.

·      Ensures proper lead placement, signal quality and appropriateness of alarm limits.

·      Maintains record of telemetry monitor location.

·      Retains name of patient in telemetry system until telemetry monitor is returned to the surveillance center.

·      Tracks patient’s admission and discharge from telemetry.

·      Answers telephones, routes callers, takes messages and provides routine information to callers

·      Maintains adequate supplies according to established par level.

·      Reports mechanical difficulty with cardiac monitoring equipment to bio-med and Clinical Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse.

                                                           

 

Other Functions and Responsibilities:

·      Continuously updates knowledge and skills.

·      Completes mandatory education on an annual basis.

·      Contributes to the training and development of new staff in surveillance functions.

·      Participates in a minimum of eight unit/department meetings annually.

·      Actively identifies areas of opportunity in own knowledge and skills, taking an active role in obtaining education and training to meet personal goals.

·      Maintains continuing education requirements and records as necessary for the position.

·      Provides self-improvement opportunities to enhance current practice and customer service.

·      Establishes and maintains open relationships with all members of the health care team and demonstrates appropriate communication skills.

·      Maintains and follows established department policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement initiatives, safety, environmental and infectious control standards·

 

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

Education and/or Experience                                                              

High School diploma required. Experience, training, and/or education in cardiac rhythm interpretation preferred. Prefer experience in healthcare as a C.N.A or equivalent.

Must Complete and pass Telemetry Monitoring Course.  Continuing competency required.

 

Computer Skills                                                          

Basic computer skills required.

*CJ

 

 

 

 

Business Unit: Presence St Francis Hospital

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

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