York, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 89505

Cardiac Monitor Technician - Inpatient Central Monitoring Services - Days/Evenings

Denise Schappell
Denise Schappell
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
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September 28 In-Person Hiring Events
Various Times
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata
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SEP
2022
In-Person Hiring Events -
Various Locations and Dates

Full Time (72 Hours Biweekly)

Day/Evening Shift (6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Every 3rd weekend, 1 major and 1 minor holiday per year

 

Inpatient Central Monitoring Services (IP CMS) is a system-based, remote surveillance team that monitors ECG/EKGs, pulse oximetry, and other vital signs.  IP CMS also provides tele-sitting (video monitoring) services.  IP CMS is committed to standardizing and improving telemetry and video monitoring services to improve patient outcomes.

 

** Upon hire, candidate will be required to participate in WellSpan's rhythm recognition course.  Employment is contingent upon successfully completing the course and passing the exam within 2 months of hire.

 

Job Description:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Central Monitoring Team Registered Nurse, uses cardiac rhythm patient monitoring software and related electronic health record, monitors patient cardiac rhythms and/or oxygen saturation and escalates issues identified to direct care providers in a timely way, as appropriate. Ensures that there is a direct care provider connection in communication for cardiac rhythms of concern and engagement in requested action. Provides Central Monitoring to other care categories, as required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Monitors patient cardiac rhythms. Responds in a timely way to alarms and communicates/reports dysrhythmias promptly to nursing staff.
  2. Documents patient rhythm strips, and all event associated communications with the highest quality.
  3. Maintains the telemetry log for each shift.
  4. Exercises professional levels of verbal and written communications.
  5. Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer applications designed for functions such as patient management, acuity, composer, etc.
  6. Serves as a knowledgeable resource for multiple applications (e.g., Epic, Epic workbench, etc.).
  7. Keeps current with system/application upgrades. Offers/provides assistance to others in navigating IS applications.
  8. Consults with appropriate clinical/nonclinical personnel to resolve issues.
  9. Communicates the patient electronic health record or other Central Monitoring Team forms in accordance with WSH policy/procedure and the Central Monitoring Team standard work, with reliable and high quality.
  10. Communicate changes in the patient’s condition and other urgent information to the Central Monitoring Team Registered Nurse in a timely manner. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and appropriate departments to the team members and the charge nurse/nurse manager.
  11. Communicates delay/difficulties in providing services or alteration of routine to the Central Monitoring Team Registered Nurse.
  12. Meets volume, timeliness and quality performance goals reliably.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Previous training in rhythm analysis and recognition training preferred
  • 3+ Months experience in cardiac telemetry monitoring or EKG desired
  • Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) desired
  • Previous experience in a health care preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to use various software applications in a Windows environment

 


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