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Monitor Tech-Central Telemetry

Req #:  131043
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent plus
EMT~P or paramedic
Functioned as MT or EMT~P
Ability to interpret basic EKG rhythm.
12 months of arrhythmia interpretation (preferred).
CPR Certification
Successful completion of Basic EKG exam prior to hire.
Must be flexible in order to meet staffing requirements
Must work alternate weekends and holidays as scheduled, 8 or 12 hours.
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.


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:
To observe, interpret, and document cardiac rhythms as seen on the centralized 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 arrhythmia RN.

Accountabilities:
Continuously monitor and interpret EKGs of patients on telemetry
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
Maintain equipment and supplies
Maintain equipment and supplies


Nearest Major Market: Chicago