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Monitor Tech-Central Telemetry

Req #:  200701
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Part-Time, Nights, 7p-7a

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.