Company: CHI St Joseph Health
Posted on: June 24, 2022
CHI St. Joseph Health - College Station/Bryan TX Since 1936 CHI St.
Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan College
Station Brenham Hearne Navasota Caldwell Madisonville and
Bellville. With the area's only Level II Trauma Center the first
Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and the first
accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph
Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of
cardiovascular care in the region. As an integrated healthcare
system CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of
over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians
specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network includes
more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care a
freestanding Emergency Room Express Clinics and imaging and
- Responsible for 1) interpretation and documentation of the
continuous ECG monitoring 2) communication of rhythm changes to the
assigned nurse and/or charge nurse 3) maintenance and cleaning of
transmitters 4) assuring proper lead placement on patient for clear
signal on the non-critical patients on Telemetry. Participates as a
member of the team. - -ACCOUNTABILITIES
- ESSENTIALCommunication: Alerts primary nurse to life
threatening arrhythmias immediately. Alerts primary nurse to
significant changes immediately. Communicates with primary nurse
whenever an antiarrhythmic drug is given. Maintains good public
relations with patients, families, visitors, doctors, and other
employees. Provides an accurate report to oncoming shift and notes
rhythm changes. Documentation: Obtains a brief history of patient
and documents on Telemetry record. Is aware of lead placement and
documents this in Telemetry record. Keeps track of patient's
activity and notes such. Documents and labels a strip initially,
every four hours and PRN. Professional & Educational: Clocks in and
out per policy. Gets Director/AD approval before working overtime.
Knows rationale and advantages of various lead placements. Knows
current monitoring system and capabilities and has ability to
troubleshoot system. Attends 100% of all mandatory meetings.
Attends 6 or more unit meetings. Orients new personnel as assigned.
Actively participates in Performance Improvement initiatives.
Serves on Telemetry Documentation Team. - -Answers patient call
light courteously and promptly. - Assures that assigned nurse or
designee responds promptly for patient needs. - - -Maintains annual
unit specific competencies. - Completes annual Rhythm
Interpretation Competency test with a score of 85%. - - Privacy:
Assures privacy of all patient information to protect patient
rights and meet HIPPA guidelines. Reports suspected violations
immediately. Environment & Patient Safety: Maintains patient and
work environment to maximize safe working space. Promptly removes
all used and soiled equipment, linen, etc. to appropriate location.
BMV scanning rates comply with current policy. Reports all patient
safety and hazard concerns immediately. Supplies: Maintains
accurate documentation of charges and supplies used to ensure
adequate supply replacement and efficient use of allocated funds.
Tests and recycles transmitter batteries. - - -Physically examines
&/or replaces patient transmitter leads to assure proper
signal. - Cleans and maintains transmitters according to vendor
recommendations. Time Management: Clocks in and out according to
policy to ensure work is started and completed on time and to lead
by example. Obtains Director/designee/House Supervisor approval
before working overtime shifts.Performs other duties as assigned to
meet the organization`s needs.
- Required: Formal training program after high school
- Required: N/A
- Preferred: Nursing -
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