Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Arlington, TX

Description

Education & Training: High school diploma/GED equivalent. 

Required Licenses/Certifications: BLS certification required.  EKG Certification is preferred.

Work Experience:  1 – 3 years Telemetry experience preferred or experience as a PCT, CNA, EMT or Medical Assistant within a hospital setting preferred. 

Physical Demands & Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, see, speak, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, climb, or balance. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds and rarely lift more than 25 pounds.

Special Requirements:  Verbal and writing ability required to communicate effectively in informing employees of activities and policies.  Numerical ability required. Ability to receive, comprehend, and carry out instructions; ability to work safely with equipment, supplies, and materials; ability to comply with attendance requirements; ability to comply with Human Resource policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors heart rhythm pattern of patients in telemetry status of the hospital to detect abnormal pattern variances, using telemetry equipment.
  • Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.
  • Observes screen of cardiac monitor and listens for alarm to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm.
  • Informs patients nurse, charge nurse, or house supervisor of variances to initiate examination of patient.
  • Measures length and height of patient’s heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout using calipers, and posts information on patients records every four hours and with any variances.
  • Answers calls for nursing staff and completes order entry in Meditech, and all other assigned duties as determined by Supervisor, Charge RN, House Supervisor, or Manager as needed.
  • May perform EKG’s as directed by nursing staff.
  • Observe and report patient’s needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.