Patient Unit Tele Tech PRN Day

Job Description
Work Hours/Shift
PRN Days
Florida Hospital Connorton
At Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, we deliver meaningful care by getting to know our patients and their families. Our 50-bed hospital is designed to serve individuals who have medically complex illnesses requiring additional weeks of specialized hospital care.
The unique care environment of a long-term acute-care hospital means that our patients and their visitors will spend more time with us than at other hospitals. For that reason, we've designed our hospital to be a comfortable environment. Our specially trained staff are not only experts in providing advanced care, but also have friendly, compassionate personalities that help ease the stress that can be associated with long-term illnesses. The 48,000-square foot, one-story Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area.
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)
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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