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Telemetry Tech/CNA - .9 7p-7a

Req #:  195484
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Position Requirements:
High school diploma.
Certified Nurses Assistant Certification (CNA).
Completion of required EKG course within 60 days of hire.
Ability to interpret basic EKG rhythm.
Up to 12 months of arrhythmia interpretation (preferred).

Knowledge of basic computer keyboard functions is preferred.

Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.

Demonstrate responsible and ethical behaviors consistent with the Advocate values (Equality, Compassion, Excellence, Partnership, Stewardship). CPR Certification
Successful completion of Advocate Healthcare Basic EKG exam within 60 days of hire.
CNA certification.
Must be flexible in order to meet staffing requirements
Will work with electrical equipment, cleaning solutions.
May interact with patients who may have infectious disease processes.
Must have good visual acuity necessary to see EKG rhythms.
Must be able to communicate verbally.
Must be able to hear alarms.
This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., understanding child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging.

Prior experience with various age groups preferred.

Ability to work various shifts any day of the week, including holidays to provide coverage.
Exposure to various contagious disease, radiation, chemicals, caustic materials, electrical equipment and hazards associated with their use.
Ability to lift 50lbs. or more may be required.

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.

The Telemetry Associate works in collaboration with the RN as a partner in the care, treatment and education of patients. The Telemetry Associate strives for patient centered care which assures the patient is treated holistically with dignity and respect. Observes, interprets, and documents cardiac rhythms as seen on the telemetry EKG monitors and to ensure prompt interpretation and notification of changes in heart rhythm to the appropriate staff, under the direct supervision of the RN.

Maintain equipment and supplies.
Orient new personnel to operation of the monitoring/arrhythmia system, as well as review interpretation of rhythm strips.
Participation in performance improvement initiatives as requested.
Performs tasks related to the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations.
Participates in the Admission,Discharge, and Transfer process of all patients under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, or designee.
Performs tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient.
Contributes to the patient plan of care through the documentation and/or communication of patient needs, problems and outcomes to other health care providers.
Continuously monitor and interpret EKGs of patients on telemetry.
Provides general patient care duties that are specific to the patient population served, under the direction of the Registered Nurse.