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Trinity Health Telemetry Tech - Contingent in Pontiac, Michigan

I Accountability Objectives:

The Telemetry Technician assumes leadership role in providing professional support to nursing unit personnel as well as ensuring consistency and accuracy of telemetry monitoring activities. Works in concert with leadership of nursing units to develop and implement standardized format for assessing, educating, validating and monitoring overall arrhythmia management as well as non-invasive cardiology testing at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO).

Involved in multidisciplinary teams organized to design and implement clinical standards of care/practice for monitored patients. Expected to actively support and promote the organizational commitment to customer service.

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II Position Qualifications: Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A. Education

High school graduate or GED or equivalent required. Associates Degree preferred. B. Licensure / CertificationCurrent Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days.

One of the following are required:

  1. Completion of ""Cardiac Monitoring"" program.

  2. Certified as Cardiographic Technician (CCT) or Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) through the Cardiovascular Credentialing Institute (CCI)

  3. 2 years of related experience in lieu of the formal certification/education.

  4. State of Michigan valid Paramedic license preferred

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

C Special Skill / Aptitudes

Demonstrates competency in identifying cardiac rhythms based on medical knowledge of cardiac patient populations, pathology, medications.

Demonstrates knowledge of the effects of cardiac medications on the physiology of the heart.

Ability to attend to intensive observation of equipment displays using advanced monitoring technology and interpreting data as it relates to the anatomy and physiology of the heart.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced and high-stress environment while demonstrating well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and clearly with the medical staff, patients, families, and visitors.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information, as well as the ability to be tactful, diplomatic, and flexible in a changing environment. Mathematical ability in order to perform mathematical calculations utilized to measure cardiac intervals.

Demonstrates principles of Relationship-based Care to cultivate and maintain therapeutic relationships as a means to optimal patient healing and collegial functioning as interdisciplinary care team members. Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

D. Experience

Successful completion of EKG rhythm identification test with 80% passing score overall and 100% score for identification of lethal arrhythmias. Candidate must pass test at time of interview.

III Duties / Responsibilities:

1 Must be thoroughly familiar with and capable of performing a variety non-invasive cardiology testing and monitoring such as but not limited to stress testing EKG, EEG and telemetry monitoring applications.

2 Demonstrates knowledge of the patient's plan of care, anticipates and/or identifies the arrhythmia pattern, providing immediate notice to patient care team of variance. Observes central physiological monitors and identifies any changes in the patient's baseline cardiac rhythm or any alarms and promptly escalates patient status within the patient care team. Documents patient status and observations into electronic patient record.

3 Serves as expert and resource in arrhythmia detection and documentation through assisting nursing with identification of dysrhythmias and by teaching according to specific guidelines.

4 Calibrate and adjust the monitoring apparatus in accordance with standard procedures. Select predetermined electrode combinations as well as special combinations (including nasopharyngeal leads) made necessary by the case under study. Obtain standard recordings, recognize artifacts, and take appropriate steps to eliminate them. Describe all abnormal clinical manifestations observed during the exam. Use activating procedures such as hyperventilation, photic stimulation and sleep. Cleans & maintains equipment.

5 Admits patients to the monitoring system, selects proper profiles, protocols, and identification formats by reviewing the plan of care, current medications, and therapies.

6 Supports initiatives to assure evidenced-based utilization of telemetry by compiling data, maintaining databases, providing reports on telemetry use, and supplying this information to the multidisciplinary team.

7 Performs tasks relating to cardiac/electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring including the initial assessment as well as ongoing monitoring of physiological data. Knowledgeable about patient preps and lead placements related to various testing modalities. In a proficient manner, performs the patient prep and lead placement specific to ordered tests.

8 Performs a complete system check at the beginning of every shift to include alarms, arrhythmia analysis and patient identification.

9 Ensures adequate stock of monitoring supplies such as patient cables, transmitter pouches, electrodes and batteries.

10 Guides colleagues in monitoring system set up, quality control checks, subject positioning instructions, disconnect process, equipment care and cleaning.

11 Knowledgeable about patient preps and lead placements related to various testing modalities. In a proficient manner, performs the patient prep and lead placement specific to ordered tests.

12 Complete all patient-related procedures using the telemetry outcome monitoring tool, including downloads and necessary billing and requisitions.

13 Maintains clinical expertise through self-study, continuing education programs and formal education as necessary.

14 Seeks and incorporates feedback concerning improvement in one’s own practice, through participation in peer review nursing case review, and self-appraisal.

15 Embraces change and lifelong learning, taking personal accountability to seek out experiences that promote personal and professional growth in order to advance skills and competence.

16 Integrates principles of the Personal.Connected.Journey and demonstrates Trinity Health Guiding Behaviors to provide excellent care of self, patients, and care team members.

17 Maintains a daily volume log of all patient's and procedures, including but not limited to outpatient EKG &

EEG and O2 monitoring.

III Duties / Responsibilities:

Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.

Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.

*V Dept/Unit Specific: *

  • May be required to work day, afternoon or midnight shifts, weekends or holidays as required.

V Working Conditions:

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This section describes the anticipated typical means of accomplishing the essential functions of the job.

  • Should you be unable to accomplish any function, or to perform it in the manner described, you may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Idaho Human Rights Act.

  • Your request for reasonable accommodation should be accompanied by a description of how you propose to perform the essential function.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include clarity of vision both near and far.

  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include ability to respond to auditory system alerts.

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Job Number: 00144378

Location: Pontiac, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - On Camp Hosp-Tax

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 4

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