UPMC Telemetry Tech (Community Osteopathic) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
To provide continuous cardiac monitoring for patients on telemetry.
EDUCATIONInstructs 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
COMMUNICATIONMaintains 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.
ENVIRONMENTMaintains 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.
SERVICE EXCELLENCEDisplay 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.
PRACTICEInterprets 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.
High School graduate (or completion of G.E.D.)Completion of Telemetry/Arrhythmia Course or an accredited agency training facilityAbility to provide total concentration on a number of monitors over an extended period of timeAbility to interpret cardiac rhythm of patients on in house telemetryAbility to respond to and communicate emergency situationsExcellent customer service skillsBasic computer skillsThis position typically report to the Nursing Director
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Completion of telemetry/arrhythmia course
Clearances must be dated within 90 days
Act 34 with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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