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Telemonitor Technician - Medical/Surgical

Agnesian HealthCare

Location Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Department Patient Care Support
Posted 13 days ago -
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Reference ID: R4991


At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. You’ve chosen a career where residents matter—a lot. Our mission and values put the resident first and place you in a position to improve each day. At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you.In return, you can expect a work environment where:You feel valued, respected and free to express yourself.Each employee finds meaning in work, leveraging skills and talents toward a greater purpose.Teamwork and collaboration is encouraged, while management is supportive.If you’re a patient advocate first…If you listen and respond with great care…If the needs, wants, and goals of each patient matter to you…Then we’d love to learn more! Please fill out your application today. Join a network of nurses just as kind and powerful as you.Ensures continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythms by observing cardiac monitors; maintains all records and reports of rhythm strips in accordance with the established nursing standards and procedures.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESRuns strip at time of admission, every 4 hours, and with any rhythm change.Measures PR, QRS, and QT and interprets rhythm accurately when a strip is run.Each strip is signed with first initial, full last name and position.Tubes completed rhythm verification form to appropriate unit in a timely manner. Posts strips on telemetry log for all units.Notifies appropriate unit and staff for any changes in baseline rhythm, including heart rate, or potentially lethal rhythms in adults or children according to protocol.Ensures that alarms are on at all times and set at appropriate limits for adults and children according to protocol.Notifies appropriate staff when electrodes or batteries need to be checked, replaced or changed.Demonstrates awareness of the effect certain procedures or medications have on a patient’s rhythm.Runs continuous strip for sustained VT, V-fib, asystole and bradycardia less than 40 per minute until code team arrives or otherwise notified.Maintains telemetry logs, current patient information, does transmitter/SPO2 inventory per shift, and telemetry charges.Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATIONHigh school diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCEOne year experience