Monitors heart rhythms of patients in special care units using telemetry equipment. Reports any changes in EKG monitoring to RN/Clinical Nurse. Performs duties of a Unit Secretary (transcribes orders, maintains patient charts, answers phones/greets people, orders supplies/requests services, etc.). Identifies opportunities to improve patient safety and participates in projects and programs designed to reduce error and improve safety as a member of the health care team.
Education: High school diploma/GED required. Completion of Cardiac Arrhythmia program or passing a written rhythm test is also required. Prefer computer skills/training.
Experience: 0 experience required. Prefer 1-2 of job-related experience.
Requirements: The following knowledge and skills listed are required:
Identify the inherent rate at the SA node, state what the QRS complex represents, state a normal range for the RP interval, identify the purpose of the AV node, identify the rate for an accelerated junctional rhythm, define the following terms: bigeminy, bifocal, multifocal, couplet, identify the first line of treatment for ventricular fibrillation, state origin of an inverted P wave, list chracteristics of atrial fibrillation, list chracteristics the identify first degree AV block, state the origin of supraventricular tachycardia, state the inherent rate of the ventricles, give the meaning of a complex on the ECG screen, list characteristics of a wandering atrial pacemaker, list characteristics of failure to capture in a patient with a pacemaker.
Identify, given on ECG strips: Atrial fibrillation, sinus bradycardia, 1st degree AV block, 2nd degree AV block type I (Mobitz I), 2nd degree AV block type II (Mobitz II), 3rd degree AV heart block, ventricular tachycardia, paced - failure to sense (undersensing), sinus bradycardia with 1 PVC, sinus rhythm with 1 PAC, ventricular fibrillation, junctional tachycardia, atrial flutter, ventricular standstill/ventricular systole/asystole, and idioventricular rhythm.
Hiring Range: $9.98 - $11.98