Works under the supervision of the Charge Nurse. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to observe and provide routine analysis of cardiac rhythms displayed on a telemetry monitor. Demonstrates knowledge of life threatening arrhythmias and aberrancies informs the assigned nurse and initiates appropriate action. Updates the charge nurse of all life threatening and new arrhythmias. Demonstrates competency in the application of all functions of the telemetry monitoring system. Functions as a team member. Requires utilization of simple to complex equipment. Requires the cleaning and replenishment of equipment and supplies in order to maintain quality patient care. Participates in quality patient assurance in-service and customer service programs. Performs clerical secretarial and other duties as assigned. This position is responsible for customer service chart management retrieval of reports and patient care duties. Also added responsibilities of ordering supplies order entry filing of patient information and follow up to patients and physician offices and other secretarial/clerical duties as so directed.
Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent required.
Experience: Previous monitor technician experience of one year preferred.