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Sep 6 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Position: St. John Providence Hospital

Southfield, MI

Telemetry Technician/ Providence Hospital – Monitor Room/ Part-Time Nights 204421

 

 

Job Description

Job Summary:

Telemetry Technician performs various activities regarding telemetry monitoring on patients requiring continual cardiac monitoring.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains telemetry documentation of reported information.
  • Maintains telemetry monitoring equipment and supply inventory.
  • Makes note of irregular rhythms and monitors changes in heartbeat.
  • Forwards changes to nurse and/or attending physician for analysis and interpretation.
  • Functions as the call center for emergency calls including code blue, rapid response, stroke management, and airway emergencies. Provides messaging using the Emergin technology utilizing consistent practice to disseminate information.
  • Implements alarm management by validating alarms and intervenes to prevent alarms from reaching the caregiver when it is determined to be a nuisance alarm or artifact. With direction from the nurse, alarm limits will be customized to the patient to minimize nuisance alarms.
  • Performs routine troubleshooting activities related to equipment maintenance, battery changes, equipment checks, and reports any malfunctions to appropriate personnel. Clarifies nurses concerns related to equipment and routine battery changes. Implements downtime procedures when necessary.
  • Provides precise continuous surveillance and analysis of cardiac rhythms and arrhythmia for patients placed on telemetry monitoring and/or pulse oximetry. Provides trending and tracking of integrated physiologic and telemetry monitoring component of the patient and communicates this to the clinical health care providers.

Qualifications

  • Required Credential(s):
    • One or more of the following:
      • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.

Education:

  • HS or Equivalent
    • High school diploma or equivalent required Completion of a telemetry training course required

 

Work Experience:

  • 6 months of clinical experience preferred.

 

How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining the St. John Providence Health System team, please apply by completing an online application at stjohnprovidence.org.