SAR Corp is seeking a Cardiac Monitoring Telemetry Technician to work on one of our multi-year contracts at a government miltary treatment facility in Dayton, OH.
SUMMARY: Monitors patient heart rhythm, and informs nurses of important physiological changes. Responsibilities include patient preparation, monitoring physiological parameters of patients, care and maintenance of cardiac equipment and communication with nursing staff, physicians, and referring physicians.
1.1 Education. High school diploma or a certificate of equivalent program.
1.2 Completion of a basic dysrhythmia course or equivalent program.
1.3 Must have a working knowledge in medical terminology; professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform cardiac monitoring technician assignments of moderate difficulty and experience in assessing pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients, as appropriate; a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions, medical disorders and conditions, as appropriate; preventive health schedules, procedures, processes, and education methods; pharmacological agents used in family practice treatment regimens to include their desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use; also, the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow-up care; and computer operations in use of word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, patient records, appointments, referrals and other similar software
1.4 Experience. Must have a minimum of six (6) months recent clinical experience in cardiac monitoring within the last three years.
2 TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
2.1 Monitors, analyzes, evaluates, interprets, documents, and reports cardiac rhythms, alarm parameters, waveforms, and trends on a central telemetry monitoring system. Immediately and accurately identifies cardiac dysrhythmias and aberrancies, and immediately reports events to the registered nurse or officer in charge and documents notification.
2.2 Independently makes DSTAT judgment and decisions calls in regards to patients experiencing life-threatening or potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias and immediately notifies the registered nurse or officer in charge. With each dysrhythmia, prints a strip, discretely analyzes it (measures and calculates waveforms), evaluates it, identifies the dysrhythmia, and reports it to the appropriate nursing unit registered nurse or officer in charge.
2.3 Analyzes temporary pacemaker function for failure to sense, failure to pace, and failure to capture and immediately reports these life-threatening incidents to the registered nurse or officer in charge. In the absence of definitive instructions or directly related precedents, recognizes, and immediately reports and documents any abnormal cardiac readings on the unit central patient monitoring system.
2.4 Coordinates patient care through a continuum, and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality, and cost effectiveness.
2.5 Performs full and independent working operation of monitoring system. Performs patient admission, transfer, discharge, and computer processing.
2.6 Manages emergencies and functions calmly and efficiently. Initiates emergency procedures in case of cardiopulmonary arrest or acute respiratory distress.
2.7 Obtains base line rhythm strips on monitored telemetry patients on each admission and at a predetermined time in accordance with instruction from supervisor and registered nurse or officer in charge.
2.8 Ensures proper use of medical terminology for instructing patients and family members.
2.9 Practices general hospital safety, infection control, aseptic and sterile techniques for safely handling sharps, electrical equipment, and blood or blood by-products.
2.10 Independently operates and troubleshoots equipment problems. Decides and then contacts registered nurse or officer in charge to contact medical equipment repair. Assists staff with troubleshooting bedside and telemetry pack equipment problems. Recognizes problems requiring immediate repair by medical equipment repair personnel.
2.11 Reports to the oncoming shift any significant dysrhythmias or abnormal numerical values occurring within the last 24-hour period.
2.12 Completes documentation every 4 hours or as determined by the registered nurse or officer in charge. Annotates time of alarm limit changes and precisely records all telephone communications. Accurately identifies file documentation data.
2.13 Ensures MTF equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensure preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed.
2.14 Ensures a safe work environment and safe employee work habits.
2.15 Performs procedures compatible with the medical facilitys operating capacity and equipment.
2.16 Respects and maintains the basic right of patients, demonstrating concern for personal dignity and human relationships.
2.17 Maintains open and professional communication with members of the MTF staff.
2.18 Prepares all patient encounter documentation prior to end of duty shift.
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