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Telem Tech - Nights- 24 Hrs/Wk - Centralized Telemetry

at Nebraska Methodist College

Posted: 5/21/2019
Job Reference #: 231126
Keywords: patient

Job Description

Req Number:

Methodist Hospital

Located at:
Omaha, NE

Work at :
0001 - Methodist Hospital 8303 Dodge St - Omaha NE 68114

Centralized Telemetry

Full Time

Night Shift


Hours Per Week:

Starting Hourly Rate:

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Demi Burroughs

Job Details:
  • High School Degree or GED required
    • Purpose of Job
      • Provide continuous monitoring and analysis of patient cardiac rhythms for the purpose of reporting to medical staff. Perform EKGs and apply event/holter monitors as necessary.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required
        • Completion of science/medical related classes preferred.
        • Basic understanding of cardiac rhythms preferred but not required.
        • Completionof cardiac rhythm interpretation class and station competency test upon hire or within 90 days of hire required.

      • Experience
        • Prior science/medical related experience preferred but not required.

      • License/Certifications
        • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

      • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
        • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations.
        • Ability to perform physical measurements.
        • Must have good communication and documentation skills.
        • Ability to orient/train others in work procedures and processes.
        • Knowledge of telemetry applications and equipment.
    • Physical Requirements
      • Weight Demands
        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

      • Physical Activity
        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
          • Climbing
          • Crawling
          • Kneeling
          • Sitting
        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
          • Balancing
          • Carrying
          • Crouching
          • Distinguish colors
          • Keyboarding/typing
          • Lifting
          • Pulling/Pushing
          • Repetitive Motions
          • Standing
          • Stooping/bending
          • Twisting
          • Walking
        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
          • Fingering/Touching
          • Grasping
          • Hearing
          • Reaching
          • Seeing/Visual
          • Speaking/talking

      • Job Hazards
        • Not Related:
          • Explosives (pressurized gas)
          • Electrical Shock/Static
          • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
          • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Rare (1-33%):
          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
          • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
        • Occasionally (34%-66%):
          • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
          • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
          • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
    • Essential Job Functions
      • Essential Functions I

        • Cardiac Rhythms and Vital Signs
          • Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac rhythms outlined in departmental competency requirements.
          • Demonstrates knowledge of vital signs outlined in departmental competency requirements.
          • Displays the ability to prioritize cardiac arrhythmias and vital signs based on severity.

        • Policy and Procedure
          • Demonstrates knowledge of department policies and procedures.
          • Demonstrates the ability to follow department policies and procedures.

        • Patient Safety
          • Monitors patients continuously and report changes as appropriate.
          • Ensures patient rhythms are easily visible on the work station.
          • Verifies ST setup is accurate and ST alarms are appropriate.
          • Refrains from using electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, etc.
          • Accurately enters patient information
          • Frequently checks patient status when telemetry leads are off or having procedure.

        • Alarm Management
          • Ensures station alarm settings are appropriate for each patient.
          • Obtains guidelines from nursing before making changes to alarm settings.
          • Validates all alarms.
          • Cleans out alarm history, keeping all relevant alarms.

        • Documentation
          • Documents all relevant communication on the communication log.
          • Keeps patient/nurse assignment sheet up to date and easily accessible at work station.
          • Documents patient guidelines from nursing where they can be easily seen by coworkers.
          • Labels rhythm strips appropriately.
          • Transfers all relevant rhythm strips into the patient chart.
          • Documents changes in rhythm status on patient log.

        • Communication
          • Notifies RN about rhythm changes and events in accordance with policy.
          • Notifies appropriate staff about leads off, loss of signal, or low/dead batteries.
          • Communicates to coworkers all relevant information in report during station hand-off.
          • Sends all-page email when low on Telemetry boxes as per policy.
          • Keeps coworkers informed about important patient issues on their station.

        • Maintains work environment
          • Keeps work area clean and organized.
          • Cleans equipment when necessary.
          • Performs equipment inventory daily.
          • Reports equipment issues to Biomed and supervisor.

        • Scheduling
          • Performs self-scheduling in accordance with scheduling policy.
          • Willingness to provide coverage and be flexible when necessary.

        • Other duties as assigned
          • Performs EKGs when necessary.
          • Applies Event Monitors to patients as needed.

      • Essential Functions II

        • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

        • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

        • Other duties as assigned.