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Monitor Tech-Central Telemetry - .9 7p-7a

Req #:  190701
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

As part of Advocate Aurora Health, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.

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

 

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.