Patient Unit Tele Tech PRN/Night
Req #: 17008183
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
Job Category: Patient Care
Organization: FH Connerton LTAC
PRN / Night
Florida Hospital Connorton
You will be responsible for:
- Communicates with courtesy and expediency when interacting with internal or external customers—in person or on the telephone.
- Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
- Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice
- Demonstrates organizational commitment standards and values
- Reviews all patient’s EMR to ensure all appropriate power plans and Quality Measure Consoles have been initiated. Will communicate to appropriate RN for any that need further review.
- Will utilize the Patient Access List to monitor for new orders throughout the shift as appropriate
- Will follow-up on physician order consults-ensure that the physician’s office has been notified, verifies that the consultant has seen the patient. Communicates in a timely manner with the appropriate RN as needed.
- Will assist the physicians with ‘Order Entry’ questions/issues, acting as the first line of support.
- Will manage the paper order process during and after computer down time:
- Ensure all order requisitions and paper order forms are available for physicians and staff
- Transcribes written orders onto the appropriate requisitions (i.e. Labs, Radiology)
- Faxes medication order to the pharmacy
- At the completion of down time, enter non-medication orders into the computer system as appropriate
- Acquire records for Skilled Nursing Facility and other acute and sub-acute patient transfers as appropriate
- Maintains patient boards at nursing desk
- Greets new patients and families and notifies RN and techs as new admissions arrive.
- Performs timekeeping responsibilities for unit as assigned.
- Accurately identifies cardiac arrhythmias in 2 leads (Lead II and MCL) and all pacer rhythms.
- Reports and documents life-threatening arrhythmias to the appropriate RN
- Identifies components necessary to operate telemetry equipment and/or correct pattern.
- Documents rhythm strip each shift and when arrhythmia occurs for each telemetry patient and notifies RN.
- Maintains current, accurate telemetry log with patient name and other essential information according to unit standards.
- Checks hospital email each shift to stay current on operations and unit communications.
- Adheres to organizational standards for dress and professional appearance.
- Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in assisting with patient flow-i.e.: communicates with bed placement and / or nursing supervisors for admission transfers and discharges.
- Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice when ordering supplies and complies with decisions made for staffing adjustments (i.e. floating).
- Performs unit tasks supportive to patient care and operations of the department as assigned or requested.
- Assists with data collection, printing and posting monthly outcome reports as needed.
- Performs unit errands such as pick up/delivery to Pharmacy, Lab, Health Information Management and returns to the unit promptly when errand completed as needed.
- Prioritizes responsibilities and utilizes time effectively to accomplish duties in necessary timeframe.
- Assigns Spectralink phones to the nursing staff and assures that each person signs for the phone at each shift change.
- Communicates Spectralink assignments to Cardiac/Tele unit.
- Performs duties associated with the call light system as appropriate:
- Assign staff to patient in the system.
- Program staff to their locator badges for permanent or temporary badges.
- Retrieves locator badges at change of shift and reassigns to on-coming shift.
- Keeps nurse informed when leaving and upon returning to unit.
- Ensures the infection control signage is consistent with patient’s isolation needs and orders.
- Responsible for cleaning all telemetry equipment with hospital approved disinfection process after each patient or more frequently if directed by RN.
- Communicates clear, accurate information and/or requests obtained from patients, visitors, hospital personnel, and physicians to the appropriate staff and/or hospital department.
- Takes appropriate action when emergency/urgent situations arise.
- Provide general assistance to patients, visitors, hospital staff members and physicians by delivering mail, gifts, and/or assisting with any other general comfort requests.
- Assembles patient medical charts upon admission or arrival to unit and maintains and/or routes patient medical record in accordance to hospital and unit policy.
- Maintains current information in unit logbooks as assigned.
- Communicates appropriate patient information to other hospital departments, staff, and physicians.
- Prepares unit specific reports and/or presentations as requested or assigned by Director, Nurse Manager, or Team Leader.
- Compiles statistics as requested or assigned by Director, Nurse Manager, or Team Leader.
- Assist the physician and other staff with data retrieval
- May take minutes at department meetings, provide photocopy/facsimile support, filing or distributing mail.
- May act as preceptor for new unit staff members providing clear instructions on administrative tasks/duties required on unit.
- Contacts other hospital departments to obtain supplies, equipment and services for unit management and patient care as needed.
- Ensures safe and effective shift handoff.
- Completes all mandatory educational requirements. Attends hospital wide Patient Unit Coordinator meetings, attends 75% of unit staff meetings and reviews all meeting minutes if meeting is not attended.
What will you need?
- Prior related work experience in a healthcare environment that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computer and perform data entry.
- Working knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to quickly learn and successfully complete a competency skill check off list within 90 days of employment.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions effectively.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible workweek including weekends, nights and overtime as required.
- Previous experience as a Telemetry Tech in a healthcare setting. Successful completion of competency validation according to Hospital standards.
- High School education or equivalent.
- Successful completion of a Novice arrhythmia class
- Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International or obtained within 6 months of hire.
- Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- HUC Certification (Preferred)