Unit Clerk-Telemetry Tech FT Day at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Wauchula, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    8/18/2019
  • Job ID:
    19009619
  • Job Family
    Nursing
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Job Description


Description

Unit Clerk-Telemetry Tech FT Day AdventHealth Wauchula

Location Address: 533 Carlton Street, Wauchula Florida, 33873
 

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Wauchula

Immediate Health Insurance Coverage

Sign on Bonus

Great benefits such as: Educational Reimbursement

Career growth and advancement potential

Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time Day

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A RESUME WITH YOUR APPLICATION!

You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Primary:  Accurately interprets rhythm, rate and morphology of strips.
  • Enters patient data into cardiac monitoring system, assures location of patient and monitor coincide.
  • Prepares and maintains patient record from admission to discharge through documentation of rhythm strips at predetermined intervals and with each change in rhythm.
  • Communicates changes in cardiac rhythm, rate or morphology promptly to the primary care nurse and/or charge nurse.
  • Recognizes need for and initiates Rapid Response / Code Blue timely and accurately.
  • Maintains responsibility for monitoring equipment Manages unit supplies, activities, time, and other resources in a cost effective manner to reduce waste and unnecessary expenditures.
  • Secondary: Prepares and maintains patients medical records from admission through discharge to organization, completeness and accuracy of the records system for the unit
  • Assembles, accurately labels and maintains the physical patient chart.
  • Serves as a liaison between patients/families, staff and the medical staff.
  • Demonstrates techniques of receiving and directing patients and visitors, answering routine inquiries and processing referrals/consults.
  • Maintains the unit census record up-to-date including admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Informs bed manager of bed availability and facilitates patient flow. 
  •  Secondary: Monitors physician orders to assist medical/nursing staff to assure prompt, efficient timely care of all patients.
  • Consistently uses the Patient Access List (PAL) or the Tracking Shell to monitor, and when appropriate, process physician orders. Informs the responsible nurse of new and / or STAT orders.
  • Accurately processes physician consult requests, schedules requested procedures and secures needed equipment.
  • Tertiary: Manages unit supplies, activities, time and other resources in cost effective manner to reduce waste
  • Places repair requests using the web-based request form. Follows-up on outstanding requests.
  • Responds to electronic temperature monitoring alarms. Records action and follow up within the electronic system.
  • Maintains all unit supplies in an organized manner. Performs inventories and requisitions necessary supplies for nursing unit including office supplies, forms and non-stock patient care supplies within established par levels.  Keeps the department manager informed of back orders.
  • Secondary: Maintains accurate focus on communication.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills, patience, and the ability to explain information to others.


Qualifications
What You Will Need:

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Critical thinking / problem solving skills
  • Teamwork, tact and conflict resolution
  • Organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Performs accurate documentation within the electronic medical record
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service skills
 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma  or equivalent
  • Prior completion of Basic EKG course with passing certificate / or certificate of completion prior to end of 90-day orientation
  • Associate degree or higher preferred
  • Medical terminology preferred

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  • BLS -condition of employment
  • CPI  within 6 months of employment (Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Units only)
 
Job Summary:
The Unit Clerk / Telemetry technician is a dual function position with the Primary responsibility to observe cardiac rhythms using a central monitoring system and the prompt reporting changes in cardiac rhythm to primary nurse and/or charge nurse.  Secondarily, this position provides secretarial duties for the smooth running of the assigned patient care unit in accordance with the Hospitals' mission, physicians and patient expectations.  All other duties are tertiary to the Primary and Secondary duties outlined herein
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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