University of Utah Health Telemetry Monitoring HCA - Huntsman Oncology ICU, full-time in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for monitoring heart rhythm patterns to detect, record and report normal and abnormal heart rhythm patterns, normal and abnormal ECG interval measurements and proper and improper pacemaker or implantable defibrillator function utilizing telemetry equipment. It also provides patient care performing indirect patient care activities necessary to support patients and their environments as directed by a Registered Nurse.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm patterns and prior variances.

  • Places telemetry leads correctly on patients to ensure accurate heart rhythm analysis. Ensures that the Telemetry box is recording correctly once it is placed on the patient.

  • Uses calipers to measure rate and ECG intervals of patients’ heart rhythm patterns on graphic tape readout, analyzes the heart rhythm and records the information on patients’ telemetry charts.

  • Observes the cardiac monitor and notifies the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.

  • Reviews the heart rhythm patterns and analyzes the function of pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators. Notifies the nursing and medical staff of improper function.

  • Notifies the nursing and medical staff of heart rhythm pattern variances or ECG interval variances.

  • Collects, reports and documents data related to direct patient care activities.

  • Assists the patient with feeding, drinking, ambulating, grooming, toileting, dressing, socializing and unit specific technical skills.

  • Assists with indirect patient care activities such as providing a clean, efficient and safe patient care environment, companion care, housekeeping, transporting of patients and chaperoning the physician during patient examinations and procedures as needed.

  • Provides communication to hospital staff, physicians, patients, families, and visitors.

  • May manage admits, discharges and transfer functions per unit standard.

  • Responsible for processing paper orders in the event of a downtime if working in the clerical role. Will enter “downtime occurrence order” and associated start and stop time in each patient record.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Ability to determine when heart rhythm patterns are normal, abnormal, and/or life threatening and notify nursing and medical staff appropriately.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to use a multi-line phone system and utilize hospital paging system as needed.

  • Ability to initiate appropriate action in emergency/crisis situations which require the incumbent to evaluate the crises and determine what the protocol is for each situation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Must be able to obtain/pass off ECG certification in arrhythmia every year.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • For those enrolled in a nursing program, incumbents have three months from completion of RN program to obtain an RN license. If an RN license is not obtained by the end of those three months, the incumbent must immediately obtain a current CNA

  • Individuals in the job code with an RN license must also have a CNA certification if they remain in it longer than three months.

  • One year of experience identifying heart rhythm pattern.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current certification as a Nursing Assistant,or completion of first round of clinical and current enrollment in approved nursing education program.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Requisition Number 25304

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Rotating schedule / 36 hours per week

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH IPC 60N HICU

Category Critical Care

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.