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Telemetry Technician- Midnight Shift (Competitive pay, benefits and shift premium)

Company: st. josephs mercy health center
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Competitive pay and shift premiums!! The Central Monitor Technician (CMT) will monitor, recognize and report cardiac arrhythmias to the RN caring for the patient. CMT will perform other various duties related to patient monitoring and equipment maintenance in the central station and on the patient care units. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Monitors and interprets cardiac rhythms for a group of patients assigned to the Central Monitoring Area Documents cardiac rhythms and alarms on the Cardiac Monitor Flow Sheet Analyzes cardiac rhythm strips and calculates P-R, QRS, and QT intervals once a shift and as needed or utilizes E-calipers and documents on Cardiac Monitoring Flow Sheet Delivers rhythm strips and other patient care documentation to the patient care units as needed Notifies RN of alarms or changes in rhythm, heart rate, respiratory rate, or BP Verbally redirects patients to promote patient safety including reminding patient to stay in bed, not pull at tubes, etc. When patient does not respond to verbal redirection, communicates with assigned unit caregivers to provide patient assistance Collaborates with nursing leadership to prioritize/allocate use of monitoring resources such as telemetry and continuous visual monitoring cameras Delivers telemetry and/or other monitoring equipment to floor, then nursing staff performs monitor hook up, patient preparation and teaching related to cardiac monitor Disconnects, cleans and returns monitors and video cameras to the Central Monitoring Area upon completion of use Troubleshoots equipment, assisting with battery replacement and leads off as needed Maintains equipment and supplies within the Central Monitoring Area REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE High School Diploma or equivalent. Must successfully complete a basic arrhythmia class and receive a passing score within first 30 days of employment. Previous experience reading monitors or EKGs required. REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Must be able to read and write English at a high school level. Ability to perform some arithmetic calculations to calculate cardiac intervals. Must complete an arrhythmia competency test and receive a passing score during the annual CMT Blitz education. Must be able to work under stressful situations, remain calm, work at a fast pace while maintaining accuracy in work. Must be able to sit for long periods of time, watching computer screens and also be able to walk long distances. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various health care team member

Keywords: st. josephs mercy health center, Ann Arbor , Telemetry Technician- Midnight Shift (Competitive pay, benefits and shift premium), Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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