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Centralized Telemetry Monitor Technician I - FT Night Shift Only

Job Description


Job ID: 1201741
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Centralized Telemetry, a department in which trained monitor technicians observe and analyze various heart rhythms of patients who are admitted to the Centralized Telemetry Monitoring system. Technicians monitor patients within BJH North and South, as well as, BJ West County. Constant communication with nursing staff regarding changes in rhythm status is key to patient care. Technicians will call CODES if lethal rhythms are detected for patient safety and positive outcome of patient condition


Overview


Role Purpose

Provides customer-focused telemetry monitoring and interpretation of cardiac rhythms with an average of 48 patients per shift to ensure the prompt and accurate delivery of care vital to patients with cardiac arrhythmias, suspected arrhythmias, drug intervention per floor with need for observation, and potential of life-threatening cardiac events. Initiates code and rapid response teams for patients at risk of death or serious harm. Collaborates with health care providers to initiate, monitor and communicate findings during video monitoring of patients at risk of harm due to medical conditions. Assists with delivery and maintenance of inventory, including inventory storage, cleaning and troubleshooting.


Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of ECG rhythms, spo2 waveforms, and other vital signs as set by physician order that are used to monitor a patient’s overall medical condition. Conducts ongoing reviews of patient ECG rhythm, and depending on level of acuity may include blood pressure, spo2 level, respiratory rate, and Co2 level to develop a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s condition and to communicate that knowledge to nursing staff. Conducts accurate analysis and interpretation of ECG rhythms, preserving a record within the cardiac monitoring system for access by treatment team. Maintains a shift log of all phone calls made. Acts as preceptor and mentor to new monitor technicians. Provides brief, focused education to nursing staff to promote an understanding of cardiac rhythms.
  • Establishes and maintains proficiency in operating the ECG and video monitoring system.
  • Initiates telemetry monitoring via delivery and attachment of telemetry monitoring equipment. Maintains inventory, including storage, ordering, troubleshooting of faulty equipment, and disinfection procedures.
  • Assists in all daily operations in a manner that facilitates the achievement of a high level of customer satisfaction and experience.
  • Establishes and maintains the ability to float to multiple stations located within Centralized Telemetry Monitoring, including the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Telemetry distribution center.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Associate or Trade School Equi
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    Experience

  • <2 years
  • No Experience
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer