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Telemetry Tech I (Casual)

  • Job ID: 125029582
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Telemetry Operations Ctr
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.80 to $20.75 / hour

Description

UPMC Hamot, a Magnet designated facility located in Erie, PA, is currently hiring a Casual Telemetry Tech.

Purpose:
To provide continuous cardiac monitoring for patients on telemetry.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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