The Fairview Southdale Hospital is an award winning multispecialty health care system in the southwest Twin Cities metro area. It is comprised of more than 40 specialty services, using innovative technologies and treatments with the art of medicine. We are looking for Telemetry Monitor Technician (Tele Tech) to join our team (Edina, MN).
About this position:
This is a night position, 8 hour shifts with every other weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Benefit eligible.
Our Telemetry Monitor Technicians observe and monitor cardiac rhythms, recognize changes in regularity, configuration and rate of rhythm and report findings to nurse.
Appropriately documents and communicates monitored recordings.
Performs continuous, accurate observations and interpretations of rhythms while promoting safe monitoring.
Identifies and enters the patient information. Measures and reports intervals of the cardiac rhythm and other parameters at designated intervals. Reports significant changes in monitor patterns and follows the scope of practice expectations.
Accurately recognizes and reports life threatening arrhythmias (i.e. Asystole, Vfib, Vtach) following department protocols.
Collaborate with RN to ensure appropriate alarms are set based on physician order or individual need.
Assure constant coverage of patient monitoring station.
Maintains a high focus on patient safety by troubleshooting equipment problems
Notifies appropriate person of needed battery replacement or electrode replacement in a timely manner.
Demonstrates yearly competency in skills necessary to ensure adequate knowledge of ECG interpretation and maintenance of monitoring equipment.
Demonstrates appropriate documentation and communication.
Provides rhythm strips printouts as designated. Accurately documents patient rhythms following protocols.
Communicates reportable findings consistently and in a timely manner to nursing.
Uses the chain of command to ensure patient information is communicated effectively
Delivers handoff covering pertinent observations at end of shift or at the time of hand off.
Assist in answering phone calls for the unit.
Takes direction from charge nurse.
Demonstrates proper maintenance and inventory of all equipment.
Inventories and maintains supplies needed related to equipment. Ensures equipment needing repairs is submitted to the Biomedical department. Tracks equipment. Keeps equipment clean and ready for daily use.
Assumes an active role in mentoring team members.
Uses knowledge and experience to facilitate the professional growth of existing colleagues and new team members.
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School graduate or equivalent
Basic ECG training, reading and interpretation at time of hire or within 30 days
Additional Requirements (must be obtained or completed within a period of time) :
Successful completion of:
Basic ECG Interpretation class within 30 days of hire
Annual ECG test.
Completion of formal Medical Assistant, EMT, Nursing Assistant or other formal health science education program.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.