Under supervision of the Director, and in collaboration with other health care professionals, contributes to the assessment of the patient by conducting focused assessments of cardiac rhythms by observing cardiac monitors determining when, to whom and where to report the data; maintain all records and reports of rhythm strips in accordance with the established nursing standards and procedures.
Collaborate with registered nurse and physicians in the respective departments regarding cardiac monitoring needs of the patients.
Review and sign off on remote telemetry rhythms daily.
Provide input into the performance evaluation process for subordinate staff.
Provide immediate information to nursing personnel of change in cardiac monitor status. Notify charge nurse, and follow established policy, if nurse does not immediately place patient back on monitor.
Initiate and coordinate disciplinary actions. Act as a contact person for conflict resolution. Coaches and/or counsels team members.
Account for all telemetry transmitters at the beginning of each shift. Notify Director of any transmitters
Assess and provide input to leadership team regarding supply stock levels/equipment in keeping with patient care needs and cost containment. Utilize time and supplies economically and conscientiously.
Assist with orientation/cross training of new personnel on the unit. Act as a mentor and/or resource person to new or developing employees. Maintain and enhance arrhythmia analysis skills by participation in education activities. Provide input regarding personal or unit educational needs.
Handle and operate cardiac monitors, printers, and other equipment properly and carefully as recommended in user's manual, with the ability to recognize and report wear or malfunction to Biomedical Engineer and Director.
Operate central monitor/work station and accessories in a competent manner. Utilize varied functions and capabilities of central monitor station equipment by successfully completing orientation checklist. Utilize automated processes and clinical information systems appropriately and efficiently. Assist with general clerical duties as needed.
Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Completion of Hospital Basic Arrhythmia Monitor Technician Examination with a score of 80% or greater.
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations.
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