Under close supervision, operates telemetry and hospital computer based equipment and comprehends the capabilities of the cardiac monitoring system. Reports any unusual activity to nurse or charge nurse. Documents according to policy.
This role is eligible for shift differential when the majority of the hours worked fall in a night, weekend or evening shift.
This role is eligible for the followings benefits:
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Paid Time Off
401(a) Retirement Plan with Employer Contributions
Adoption Assistant Program
RTD ECO Pass
Provides observation of cardiac monitors to maintain consistent knowledge of any changes in monitor patterns and any potential lethal or dangerous dysrhythmias. Does not leave monitors unattended.
*Promptly notifies units of specific and unusual changes.
*Assists staff and physicians with reviewing monitor data.
*Obtains and post rhythm strips on admission in patient records, every 4 hours or per unit policy, and more frequently if ordered by appropriate upper level management staff member.
*Admits patients to the monitoring system, setting alarms per nursing staff directions or based on protocol, adjusting gain, and setting proper lead(s).
*Acts as a liaison among all units that provide cardiac / telemetry monitoring.
*Acts appropriately in critical situations.
*Orient new staff.
*Participates in the Peer Review Process.
*Observes, gathers, initiates, compiles, and records telemetry data reporting cardiac rhythm changes and information on monitored patients.
*Documents the interpretation on the strips and post in patient records. Labels and distribute trend reports for each patient for past shift as required.
*Performs complete system check at the beginning of every shift to include alarms, dysrhythmia analysis and patient identification.
*Signs off on all dysrhythmia sheets. All documents must be reviewed and approved by government.
*Reports responses of patient or changing conditions to the respective unit.
*Gives detail report to oncoming shift.
*Ensures all appropriate patient files and paper work is dropped off on respective units.
*Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Effective skills in communication, problem solving, interpersonal relationships and prioritization.
*Ability to communicate effectively with peers and understand directions.
*Ability to consistently function in an environment that includes varying, unpredictable, or crisis circumstances, while exercising appropriate interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
*Ability to monitor all patients placed on telemetry monitoring.
* High School Diploma or GED (Required) High School diploma or GED. Completed a certificate program or Associates Degree in a field that focuses on cardiovascular technologies preferred.Typically, one year experience in a health care/telemetry setting providing telemetry service.
* Certified Nurse Aide1. Current Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Medical Assistant license preferred.2. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR is required for employment All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Location Main Campus - Pavilion C
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.