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Telemetry Monitor Technician-Cardiovascular Med Surg, Full Time

Company: University of Utah Health
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

**Overview**_As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA_This position monitors heart rhythm patterns to detect, records and reports normal and abnormal heart rhythm patterns, normal and abnormal ECG interval measurements and proper and improper pacemaker or implantable defibrillator function, utilizing telemetry equipment.Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.#acutecare**Responsibilities**+ Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm patterns and prior variances.+ Demonstrates correct placement of telemetry leads on patients to ensure accurate heart rhythm analysis.+ Notifies nursing staff when leads are off.+ Uses calipers to measure rate and ECG intervals of patients' heart rhythm patterns on graphic tape readout, analyzes the heart rhythm and records the information on patient telemetry charts.+ Observes the cardiac monitor and notifies the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.+ Reviews the heart rhythm patterns and analyzes the function of pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators. Notifies the nursing and medical staff of improper function.+ Reviews patient cardiac medication profiles. Notifies the nursing and medical staff of heart rhythm pattern variances or ECG interval variances that represent adverse reactions or toxic effects of medications.+ Assembles and maintains patient telemetry charts from admission through discharge.+ Responds to patient call lights and notifies nursing and/or medical staff.+ Documents time of monitors for tests, procedures and showers.+ Facilitates the process of obtaining physicians orders for telemetry.+ Verifies official physician telemetry order for each patient.+ Programs and answers the pager system.**Knowledge / Skills / Abilities**+ Ability to determine when heart rhythm patterns are normal, abnormal, and/or life threatening and notify nursing and medical staff appropriately.+ Demonstrated knowledge in medical terminology.+ Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.+ Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.+ Must be able to obtain certification in arrhythmia every year.**Qualifications****Qualifications** **Required**+ Six months of experience identifying heart rhythm patterns.**Licenses Required**+ Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire._* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._**Qualifications (Preferred)****Preferred**+ Six months previous related experience.+ Certification in arrhythmia identification.**Working Conditions and Physical Demands**_Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation._+ This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.**Physical Requirements**Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, WalkingMulti-lingual Candidates Welcomed**_To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu_****EEO Statement**_University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.__Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.__University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.__To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:__Sherrie Hayashi__Director/ Title IX Coordinator__Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)__383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite__Salt Lake City, UT 84112__801-581-8365_oeo@utah.edu_Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/_**_For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/_**_The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.__This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen._**Requisition Number** _66851_ **Reg/Temp** _Regular_ **Employment Type** _Full-Time_ **Shift** _Night_ **Work Schedule** _Saturday - Friday_ **Location Name** _University of Utah Hospital_ **Workplace Set Up** _On-site_ **_City_** _SALT LAKE CITY_ **_State_** _UT_ **Department** _UUH IPC 25A CARD MED SURG UNIT_ **Category** _Nursing Support_ **Workplace Set Up** _On-site_

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