Job Description

Job Title: Telemetry Tech I
Job ID: 742775
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: Telemetry Operations Ctr
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

UPMC Hamot is currently hiring a Full Time Telemetry Monitor Technician I to help support our Telemetry Operations Department located at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA.

 

The Technician in this position will work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage.


As a Telemetry Monitor Tech, you will perform all activities necessary to the Telemetry Operations Department, including some activities in the entire Cardiology Department. Day to day tasks include:
  • Application of flex monitor
  • Continuous observation of heart rate rhythm, pulse ox (if applicable)
  • Follow policy of notifying nursing units of patient results outside of present/ordered limits.  
  • Document immediate identification of lethal and significant arrhythmias and activation of conditions. 
  • Evaluate and document rhythms on holter recordings.  
  • Clerical duties as assigned.
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Purpose:

To provide continuous cardiac monitoring for patients on telemetry.

Responsibilities:
  • COMMUNICATION Maintains effective inter- and intra-departmental communications, both written and oral. Interacts positively with patients, families, physicians, nursing staff and other disciplines. Identified as positive, approachable and is consistently respectful and team oriented. Identifies and communicates patient information to the next shift and ensures effective handoff. Promotes a positive image by not participating in gossip.
  • EDUCATION Instructs staff on nursing units to troubleshoot with minor problems (i.e., lead placement). Identifies own learning needs and sets personal education goals. Aware of quality improvement issues in the T.O.C. on the unit and contributes appropriately
  • ENVIRONMENT Maintains clean and safe environment by establishing routine schedules for cleaning the TOC area. Provides routine maintenance to the telemetry equipment and troubleshoots minor problems. Identifies problems and seeks resources to resolve problems within their control. Delivers correct telemetry reports to the appropriate nursing units. Files patient documents on the correct charts. Acquires and maintains supplies; stocks and organizes the T.O.C.
  • PRACTICE Interprets cardiac rhythm of patients on in- house telemetry. Identifies normal cardiac rhythms and recognizes basic arrhythmias. Reports changes outside stated parameters to the appropriate nursing unit immediately. Is alert and responsive to urgent and emergency situations acting within established guidelines; informs responsible persons in case of emergencies. Maintains and updates each patient monitor record in a consistent and timely manner. Provides safe patient care. Obtains accurate patient data. Reports patient findings timely with attention to detail. Responds appropriately to delegated duties.
  • SERVICE EXCELLENCE Display awareness of cultural diversity. Values patient's perception regarding care. Meets full range of customer needs. Actions demonstrate Hamot's vision 'to serve- Handles information in a confidential manner. Demonstrates Hamot's commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.

Qualifications

  • High School graduate (or completion of G.E.D.)
  • Completion of Telemetry/Arrhythmia Course or an accredited agency training facility
  • Ability to provide total concentration on a number of monitors over an extended period of time 
  • Ability to interpret cardiac rhythm of patients on in house telemetry
  •  Ability to respond to and communicate emergency situations
  •  Excellent customer service skills 
  • Basic computer skills 
  •  This position typically report to the Nursing Director

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Completion of telemetry/arrhythmia course
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.96 to $17.82

Union Position: No

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