Centura Health Telemetry Tech in Littleton, Colorado

Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 128516_

_Recruiter Contact: _Niki Miyata (nicolemiyata@centura.org)

_Clinic/Department:_ *6202 LAH TELEMETRY MONITORING *

_Hospital:_ *LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ Full Time; this position works rotating days, including weekends (with an added differential of $2.00/hr), and a well organized holiday schedule. Plan to work 4-5 weekends on a six week rotating schedule.

_Shift:_ Days; 6a - 6:30p

_Position Summary_

Continually monitors patients on telemetry by interpreting and recording ECG rhythms and reporting pertinent changes to appropriate personnel. Responsible for accuracy of reports and error reconciliation. Troubleshoots equipment problems and communicates needs to leader. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One year of acute care experience preferred

  • Telemetry experience preferred

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Good verbal and written skills

  • Basic clerical, computer data entry and math skills

_License/Certifications_

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

  • Successful completion of ECG exam annually

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of telemetry monitoring system. *

  • Responsible for observation and documentation of patient’s cardiac rhythm: every shift, when an arrhythmia occurs, and on each new patient as they are placed on telemetry. RN to co-sign patient’s documented rhythm. *

  • Recognizes and notifies RN immediately when life threatening arrhythmia occurs.

  • Promptly responds to all monitor alarms according to department/hospital policy. *

  • Documents all communication to care givers. *

  • Documents rhythms strips according to department/hospital policy. *

  • Maintains patient EKG records in systematic organized fashion. Files EKG reports into charts as needed. *

  • Documents reason when patient is temporarily or permanently removed from telemetry and if/when monitoring resumes. *

  • Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Ensures central monitor is never left unattended. *

  • Ensures all patients on telemetry are connected to central monitor and alarms are appropriately set. *

  • Maintains inventory and replacement of telemetry supplies. Assures that all transmitter inventory is accounted for each shift. *

  • Cleans transmitter after each patient use. *

  • Helps to maintain equipment in good working order; notifies biomed of malfunctioning equipment. *

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient EKG monitoring. *

  • Serves as a patient advocate. *

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *

  • Demonstrates ethical, legal, and professional behavior. *

  • Communicates in a clear, courteous manner with patients, families, visitors, coworkers, physicians and other departments. *

  • Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice. *

  • Assists in training other Telemetry Techs, students and other hospital personnel. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.