Under the general supervision of the Unit Director and
with the authority of the Director of Nursing, the telemetry technician
monitors the cardiac rhythms of patients in CCU and the other
knowledge and skills necessary to interpret the monitors based on related
criteria for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric population.
WORKERS SUPERVISED: No
other workers are supervised by this position.
SUPERVISED BY: CCU
Director, CCU charge nurses and Nursing Supervisors.
requires graduation from high school
& current CPR certificaiton; EKG Course preferred, however may be
waived if employee is able to pass the pre-employment EKG interpretation exam
with a minimum score of 80% to be considered for employment.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Job requires no previous experience although related hospital experience
is desired. The employee will complete
an orientation program of sufficient duration and content to prepare them for
their specific duties in the hospital before they administer direct patient
care independently, but at least within thirty (30) days of their hire
date. Computer experience is helpful,
since job does involve some order entry into the computer.
Basic EKG rhythm interpretation necessary. Computer knowledge helpful for order entry
into computer. The job will require a
certain degree of creative thinking and judgement, since decisions will have to
be made on a variety of different patient EKG recordings. This job will require times where the
telemetry tech. will have to notify nurses of the potential need for initiating
immediate measures to counteract an unfavorable condition.