Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, located in theUptown neighborhood in Denver, CO and licensed for 680 beds, PSL provides themost advanced care for patients across the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Weare proud to serve our community with experienced physicians who offer a widerange of medical services for patients of all ages.
Since delivering our first baby in 1882at St. Luke’s Hospital, we have focused on providing exceptionalbaby care. Today, P/SL offers the region’s most advanced maternal-fetalcare, focusing on rare conditions that put mothers and their developing babiesat high-risk. The Advanced Cardiac Center at P/SL is known asa major heart hospital, recognized several times over the American HeartAssociation for excellence and for its success in implementing a higherstandard of cardiac care that effectively improves treatment of patientshospitalized for heart disease.
While the tools are ever changing and ourability to care for patients is always advancing, one things remains constant -putting our patients first, with quality, respect, safety and teamwork.
Our Values: Our core values are designed to guide ourorganization in its commitment to serve, to heal and to care for you.
We believe safety and quality of care are the keystones of our work.
We treat each other and our patients with compassion and respect.
We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
We demonstrate our commitment to excellence by persistently exploring growth and improvement opportunities.
We exceed the expectations of our patients, families and the community.
We accomplish our mission and vision through collaboration and teamwork.
Our team of physicians, nurses, therapists, technologists, pharmacists, residents, dietitians, and support staff is dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest standard of patient care and comfort during your stay.
Although many of the staff will not have the privilege of meeting you directly, they are working together to speed your recovery.
Here is what we canoffer you: • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Repayment • Certification Bonus and Voucher system • Dependent Scholarship • 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure) • Employee Stock Purchase Plan • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts • Financial Wellness Program with a CFP And more…
Position Summary: This position may function in the Patient Care Tech (PCT), TelemetryTech or Unit Secretary role.The PCT performsassigned tasks and activities according to the skill level and patient needs asassessed by the RN.The Patient CareTech supports nursing personnel in providing care to patients and assists withproviding a safe, quiet, clean and organized environment for healthcaredelivery.
The Telemetry Tech monitorspatient’s ECG waveforms, ETCO2, and continuous pulse oximetry (spO2) from acentralized monitoring room.The monitortechnician supports nursing personnel by continuous observation of ECG, ETCO2,and spO2.The monitor technicianprovides the ability for immediate alert of the RN of alarms and watches forsubtle monitor and parameter changes that may occur prior to criticalevents.The monitor technician notifiesthe primary RN or charge RN when patient parameters and waveforms are outsideof established parameters. The tasks and responsibilities include:
Interprets Rhythms and Arrhythmias
Reports all significant changes in heartrate, rhythm, ETCO2 values, and de-saturations to the primary RN or charge RNon the unit in accordance to unit guidelines.
Maintains all telemetry supplies.
Documents patient condition in thecomputer documentation system at required intervals.
Performs all duties with fullunderstanding of related age specific factors.
Orients and Mentors new staff.
Demonstrates full knowledge of allparameter value limits (critical high and low) and ECG changes that warrantnotification of RN.
Prints rhythm strips on admission, everyshift, and with changes for all ECG monitored patients , interprets, andprovides to units for RN co-signature.
Demonstrate ability to communicateeffectively and work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care.
Demonstrate strong critical thinkingskills.
Additional duties as assigned.
Theunit secretary performs assigned tasks and activities that include the clericalfunctions such as transcription of orders, computer data entry, maintenance ofpatient activities for the records, telephone answering and unit reception.
Presbyterian/St.Luke’s Medical Center expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to bereflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients andfamily members, and with others in the community.
We recognize andaffirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
We treat allthose we serve with compassion and kindness
We act withabsolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business andthe way we live
We trust ourcolleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat oneanother with loyalty, respect anddignity
Education:High SchoolDiploma or GED required. Successful completion of a Basic ECG/Arrhythmiacourse required.
Licensure/Certification/Registration:NursingAssistant Certification or EMT Certification. Current BLS certification required.
Experience: One year healthcare experience required.Unit Secretaryin an acute care setting, Paramedic or EMT experience, and Cardiac monitoringexperience preferred.
Knowledge,Skills and Abilities: Demonstrates good organizational skills.Sufficient knowledge of medical and technicalterms to accurately transcribe physician orders and complete requisitions.Displays appropriate judgment and problemsolving skills.Communicates positivelyand professionally with all internal and external customers.Competent skills to operate monitor systemsand computer.Demonstrated ability tointerpret cardiac rhythms, heart rate, ETCO2, SpO2, and arrhythmias andcommunicate abnormalities to nurses and physicians. Ability to interpretcardiac rhythms, heart rate, and arrhythmias and communicate abnormalities tonurses and physicians.Knowledge ofbasic clinical practices, procedures, and standards.Ability to work with others as a team toensure quality patient care.Basicknowledge of computer systems and good interpersonal skills.Strong critical thinking skills.
Degree of Supervision Required:Involvesgeneral guidance and direction by the Patient Care Director, Nurse Manager,Unit Charge Nurse, or Staff RN.Employeewill be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordancewith established departmental and hospital policies and procedures. PCT duties under supervision of RegisteredNurse.
Ages of Patients Served:Thisposition requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients andfamilies.Personnel in this positionmust recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients and families in eachage category.The employee must be ableto demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and theirfamilies according to standards.(Theskills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained througheducation, training or experience.)
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