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Documentation to each patient's chart that is being monitored, the trend of the EKG pattern (rate & rhythm).
1.1 Post to each patient's chart EKG strips indicating the patient's basic cardiac rhythm and the type and frequency of dysrhythmia's.
1.2 Records the Trend of each patient's EKG.
1.3 Post to the patient's chart, as soon as possible, any and all Life-threatening dysrhythmia's.
Admission of patient's to the EKG Monitoring Services.
2.1 Applies the monitoring electrodes to the patient's chest following Mercy Health Center's protocol.
2.2 Verifies the EKG pattern in both Lead II and MCL 1 with the Monitor Room.
2.3 Documents the instruction given to the patient, the cardiac rhythm and heart rate at the time of admission.
2.4 Obtains and documents the EKG strip as Admission Strip within ten minutes of admission to telemetry.
Dismissal of patient's from EKG Monitoring Services.
3.1 When notified of dismissal, obtains from arrhythmia recall, any dysrhythmia's that have not been previously documented and posts them to the medical record.
3.2 Eliminates all information on that patient from the Central Monitor.
3.3 Returns the transmitter to the Monitor Room, cleans and stores the EKG wire set and transmitter.
Maintains effective and accurate communications.
4.1 Maintains open communications with the nursing staff to insure a cooperative effort in patient care.
4.2 Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with physicians and hospital employees.
4.3 Pertinent information is precisely, concisely, and legibly written.
4.4 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs.
Responsible for maintaining Electrocardiographic Monitoring equipment in optimum working order.
5.1 Is qualified in the efficient use of all features of the Telemetry Monitoring Systems.
5.2 Reports to Clinical Engineering any equipment malfunction.
5.3 Is aware and knowledgeable of the Procedure when the telemetry transmitter is used on a patient in ISOLATION.
Maintains records of the Monitoring Census for statistics related to EKG Monitoring Services.
6.1 Insures that every patient put on the monitor for the shift is entered into the Midnight Census Book with their full name, the name of the physician, the dates the telemetry was started name of the physician, the dates the telemetry was started and when the order is to be renewed.
6.2 Enters shift report for the appropriate notebook.
Provides Documentation by M.I.S. for all telemetry monitored units.
7.1 Provides a complete shift report, in room order, regarding the cardiac rhythm of each patient being monitored by telemetry a minimum of one and on-half hour before the end of the shift.
7.2 Provides the documentation of strips to the nursing staff assigned to the monitored patient.
7.3 Provides a copy of the telemetry shift report for the oncoming Monitor Room staff.
Demonstrates participation in organizational activities.
8.1 Participates in at least 75% of Monitor Tech meetings.
8.2 Actively and productively shows involvement in Orientation of new co-workers.
8.3 Participates in performance improvement activities.
Complies with Organizational Policies and Procedures.
9.1 Maintains current certification in CPR. (BLS-C).
9.2 Demonstrates involvement in continuing education.
9.3 Attends all mandatory inservices.
9.4 Adheres to OSHA Standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures.
9.5 Completes Annual Monitor Technician Skills Checklist.
Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: Must have completed a high school education. Completed a Basic Introduction to Electrocardiography course.
Certifications: Maintain Current BLS certification.
Other: Must be computer literate. Medical terminology strongly encouraged. Demonstrates competence by completion of Unit Specific Skills Check List with first three months of employment and updated annually.
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Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.