JOB DESCRIPTION: Observes, interprets, and records the telemetry recording for monitored patients. May monitor other alarms where applicable. Ensures correct patient is being monitored. Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a RN. Monitors and operates patient care equipment. Performs specialized technical patient care procedures. Maintains a clean and safe environment. Produces accurate and complete documentation. Complies with handoff communication process Provides continuos monitoring of assigned patients. Records telemtry findings and alarm findings. Reports significant observations of cardiac rhythms and other alrm infomation to the health care team. Communicates pertinent information to patients as necessary.Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a nursing technician training program or an equivalent training or currently enrolled in an accredited Registered Nurse program and have completed two clinical semesters. Certified rhythm analyst (CRAT) preferred. Certified by the state of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant or certified in an equivalent discipline preferred. BLS certification required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks;
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks