Telemetry Technician- (Cardiac Tech, EKG Tech, Tele Tech, LPN) Ft. Thomas Hospital

Job Title: Telemetry Technician (Cardiac Tech, EKG Tech, Tele Tech, Monitor Tech)

Starting at $19.40/hour plus shift differential for qualified shifts

ANY SHIFT: Days/Nights/Weekends

Non-Exempt

BENEFITS:

  • Working in a Centralized Unit based out of the St. Elizabeth, Ft. Thomas Hospital
  • Paid Training
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 403b with Match
  • Opportunity for Career Growth

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Telemetry Technician will assume responsibility for continuously observing and interpreting assigned ECG rhythm monitors. Ensuring prompt, appropriate response and maintenance of alarms or ECG changes. The Telemetry Technician will correctly identify and respond to basic rhythms, lethal rhythms, and artifact, escalating rhythm change notifications to the bedside nurse, charge nurse or Telemetry Technician team lead, based on established processes. Monitoring will take place from a centralized location. The Telemetry Technician will be required to monitor multiple patients for the entirety of the shift.

DIMENSIONS:

As a member of the Virtual Health Team, the Telemetry Technician must be able to operate on an interdisciplinary team and may be required to participate in other Virtual Health initiatives. Participation may include but is not limited to: providing guidance on care and best practices, piloting new initiatives, and/or working remotely as a member of the Virtual Team. The Telemetry Technician may be required to leave centralized monitoring location and work on a specific hospital unit to interpret ECG rhythm as to not disrupt patient care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform various activities regarding telemetry monitoring on patients requiring continual cardiac monitoring. Oversee and communicate cardiac patterns on telemetric devices
  • Ensures complete and accurate information in the Electronic Health Record
  • Document irregular rhythms and monitor changes in heartbeat.
  • Communicates in an effective and professional manner with patients, providers, support employees, co-workers, and management.
  • Contributes to the development of protocols, procedures, patient education, and training as assigned. Participates in peer review, quality assurance, and other committee functions.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Appropriately processes admissions, transfers and discharge orders.
  • Assist in the orientation of new telemetry technician personnel
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records - (EPIC).

EDUCATION:

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D.
  • Complete SEH/SEP ECG class and pass exam yearly minimum score of 85% and 100% on lethal arrhythmias

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Minimum: 1 year of applicable experience. Must be a quick learner, adaptable, able to work in pressure situations, able work well in a group setting, and coachable and open to learning a new skill.

Desired: Prior experience as a telemetry technician

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Minimum: Must have a valid driver’s license for travel between sites.

Desired: Telemetry Technician Certification.