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Telemetry Monitor Technician

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary MyMichigan Health will provide the training required for this position. Previous Telemetry experience is not required.
GENERAL SUMMARY: This position assumes daily tasks of observing, operating, and maintaining cardiac monitors. Identifies cardiac arrhythmias and seeks appropriate intervention. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

(30%)* Assumes daily tasks of observing, operating, and maintaining the cardiac monitors, both individual telemetry units on patients, and the main telemetry monitors located at the nurse's station. (30%)* Must diligently observe cardiac monitors, interpret heart rate and rhythm with accuracy, obtain baseline strips, recognize and report arrhythmias, record additional strips throughout shift as needed. (25%)* Identifies any changes in a cardiac pattern and any life-threatening dysrhythmias and notifies the appropriate Registered Nurse within an appropriate time frame. (15%)* Maintain the telemetry equipment. This includes replacing batteries, wires, and/or electrode pads, and cleaning equipment. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtains rhythm strips as directed by nurse or physician in conjunction with change of patient condition, administration of medication, etc. In the performance of the regular job duties, it is appropriate for this job code to have access to the medication room and supply room for the purpose of stocking. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: HS Diploma or GED required. BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer date. Knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills. Knowledge of medical terminology. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Must successfully pass dysrhythmia testing with an 84% score or higher during pre-employment process or provide the commitment to take the course that incorporates the following clinical concepts: 1. Understand the anatomy, physiology, conduction, and electrophysiology of the heart.
2. Identify components of rhythm strip analysis.
3. Identify and discuss management of sinus, atrial, and ventrical dysrythmia.
4. Identify and discuss management of cardiac paced rhythms.
5. Correctly identify the following rhythms: complete heart block, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and asystole. Successful completion of STEMI and 12 lead recognition course that will be able to identify: normal and aberrant heart conduction, name of components of normal cardiac cycle, understand the acquisition of the 12-lead ECG and differentiate between bipolar, uni-polar, and chest (pericardial) leads, evaluate a normal and abnormal 12 lead ECG, identify characteristics of disease pathophysiology and presentation on electrocardiograms, and define STEMI, NSTEMI, and 12 lead presentation. Must successfully pass annual competency dysrhythmia testing. Successful completion of annual competency requirement(s), including mandatory education modules. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. Employees may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health. Documented successful completion of dysrhythmia course or equivalent (such as a bachelor's degree in cardiac rehab) in addition to successful pre-employment testing preferred. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Telemetry Monitor Technician, Professions , Midland, Michigan

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