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Date: Feb 12, 2018

Location: Louisville, CO, US 80027

Company: Centura Health

Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities.  With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery.  Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.  In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women.  With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 113849



Recruiter Contact: Amy Donnelly (Amydonnelly@centura.org)



Clinic/Department: 6202 AAH TELEMETRY TECHS 



Hospital: AVISTA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Per Requested Need



Shift: Variable


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. Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and staff needs. 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

  • Previous nursing unit secretary or medical office 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

  • Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), preferred 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 hospital policy. *

  • Maintains patient EKG records in systematic organized fashion. Files EKG reports onto 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. *

  • Promptly triages and responds to patient call lights. *

  • Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, i.e., lab results, interdepartmental communications, etc. *

  • Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information. *

  • Responsible for inputting daily and special charges as requested. *

  • Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed. *

  • Greets patients/visitors and directs/escorts to the desired location. *

  • May be tasked with rounding on patients throughout the shift asking if patients or visitors have any needs. *

  • 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 nursing support staff, 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. 


Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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