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Telemetry Monitor Technician Short Stay Full-Time

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full time Shift: Description: GENERAL SUMMARY: The Central Monitor Technician (CMT) will monitor, recognize and report cardiac arrhythmias to the RN caring for the patient. The CMT will also observe a group of patients remotely using continuous tele-visual monitoring to assure patient safety. In addition, the 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 Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Monitors and interprets cardiac rhythms for a group of patients assigned to the Central Monitoring Area. 2. Monitors a group of patients using continuous tele-visual monitoring to assure patient safety including patients at risk for falls, elopement, or other safety issues as identified by the nurse. 3. Documents cardiac rhythms and alarms on the Cardiac Monitor Flow Sheet and patient behaviors/interventions on the Patient Monitoring Log. 4. 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. 5. Delivers rhythm strips and other patient care documentation to the patient care units as needed. 6. Notifies RN of alarms or changes in rhythm, heart rate, respiratory rate, or BP. 7. 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. 8. Collaborates with nursing leadership to prioritize/allocate use of monitoring resources such as telemetry and continuous visual monitoring cameras. 9. Delivers telemetry and/or other monitoring equipment to floor, then nursing staff performs monitor hook up, patient preparation and teaching related to cardiac monitor. 10. Disconnects, cleans and returns monitors and video cameras to the Central Monitoring Area upon completion of use. 11. Troubleshoots equipment, assisting with battery replacement and leads off as needed. 12. Maintains equipment and supplies within the Central Monitoring Area. 13. Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. 14. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. 15. Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Service Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMH. 16. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs other duties as assigned. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Education: * High School Diploma or equivalent.
* Must successfully complete a basic arrhythmia class and receive a passing score within first 30 days of employment. Experience: * Previous experience reading monitors or EKGs preferred. Certification/Licensure: None REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES 1. Must be able to read and write English at a high school level. 2. Ability to perform some arithmetic calculations to calculate cardiac intervals. 3. Must complete an arrhythmia competency test and receive a passing score during the annual CMT Blitz education. 4. Must be able to work under stressful situations, remain calm, work at a fast pace while maintaining accuracy in work. 5. Must be able to sit for long periods of time, watching computer screens and also be able to walk long distances. 6. Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various health care team member This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Ann Arbor , Telemetry Monitor Technician Short Stay Full-Time, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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