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Nursing Tech/Card Monitor Tech

Req #:  120844
Facility:  BroMenn Medical Center
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Bloomington and Normal
Posting Budget Status:  Night
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, a 221-bed full-service, not-for-profit hospital located in Normal, is one of the most advanced acute care facilities in central Illinois. From its beautiful atrium lobby to its state-of-the-art tower for critical care and obstetrics patients, the medical center's services encompass a wide range of acute, outpatient, rehabilitative and preventative health care.

Nurse Tech/Monitor Tech

Full time nights, 7p-7a and every 3rd weekend

Advocate BroMenn/Normal IL

 

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent
plus
previous tech experience in the health care field

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or student nurse completing a clinical rotation Willingness to learn interpretation of ECG strips

Successful completion of on the job training to achieve a competent level

Ability to remain calm and communicate effectively under stressful situations

Keyboarding/computer skills preferred

Good communication skills

Professional interpersonal skills

The minimum level is an incumbent who has a different degree, experience level, etc., or who will need development/monitoring prior to achieving a competent level.

Successful completion of ECG course within 4 weeks of hire.

CNA

Current BLS certification Ability to move patients up to 250 lbs on carts/beds and lift 50 pounds
May be exposed to infectious diseases, violent patient behavior, radiation, chemicals, caustic materials, electrical equipment and hazards associated with their use
Must be flexible in order to meet staffing requirements
Must works alternate weekends and holidays as scheduled, 8 or 12 hours
Must have adequate visual acuity (with correction) needed to see ECG rhythms, measure intake and output, enter data into the electronic medical record
Must be able to communicate verbally
Must be able to hear alarms


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
Assists the registered nurse with delegated patient care and routine unit duties.

Performs the functions necessary for constant observation of cardiac monitors for telemetry patients including: observation, interpretation, and documentation of cardiac rhythms and notification of changes to the appropriate nursing staff .

Accountabilities:
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, physicians, and associates in other departments.
Participates in ongoing professional education and development and performance improvement initiatives
Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care duties. Assists the nurse with delegated tasks effectively, efficiently and in a thorough manner.
Demonstrates clinical competency in cardiac monitoring and interpretation of rhythms and effectively communicates changes in rhythm to the appropriate staff. Performs job responsibilities per designated telemetry protocols and guidelines.
Adheres to telemetry specific safety guidelines
Maintains a safe, organized and efficient work environment

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal