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$19.00 - $24.00 Hourly

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Santiam Hospital & Clinics is a drug-free workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.

Job Description

Come join our Medical Surgical Department at Santiam Hospital & Clinics. We are a 5-star rated Hospital and voted 2021’s Best of the Mid-Valley for Best Hospital, Best Place to Have a Baby, and Best Local Surgery Center!

We are seeking a Telemetry Monitoring Technician to enhance our healthcare team of innovated leaders.

Santiam Hospital & Clinics is an independent, not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care community-based hospital with 13 clinics across 8 specialties settled in the foothills of the Cascades serving many recreational sites as well as agricultural communities. We are an ever growing, progressive, up-to-date healthcare facility that is proud to serve our community and care for our friends and neighbors, ensuring the highest quality of care is delivered.

Telemetry Central Monitoring resides on our Med-Surg/Critical Care unit, yet monitors telemetry throughout the hospital.  The Telemetry central monitoring tech plays a vital role on the multidisciplinary team and overall patient care.

Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate with have the responsibility for monitoring telemetry throughout the hospital and must possess the ability to remain in focus with the task at hand despite the ever-present distractions of a busy nurses station.

  • Independently observe and interpret cardiac rhythms and document them in patient’s medical record.
  • Appropriately respond to all monitor alarms by reporting changes in rate/rhythm to nurse and/or physician for urgent and/or non-urgent intervention, and document changes in rhythm and rate.
  • Document EKG waveforms in the patient records by recording measurements of heart rate, PR interval and QRs on rhythm strips, identifying rhythms such as NSR, SB, ST Asystole, SVT, A-Fib, A-Flutter, and VT, and Ensuring recorded rhythm strips are mounted and placed on patient’s chart after review by the nurse.
  • Set-up and operate telemetry and electrocardiogram equipment for the unit and ensure monitor alarms are “on” when patient is on unit.
  • Orient staff to central monitoring capability and role of Telemetry Monitor Tech.
  • Perform clerical and other duties as assigned.
  • Expert at using all functions of central monitoring equipment; able to troubleshoot to recognize monitoring the problems, identify probable causes, and seek solutions to correct the problem.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Completion of EKG class and/or possess the ability to read and identify cardiac rhythms is required.
  • Completion of Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant or equivalent program required
  • Experience as a monitor tech preferred.
  • Experience in healthcare setting required.
  • Minimum of one year experience in an acute care facility required.
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful environments.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent technical skills for hospital telemetry monitoring equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
  • Friendly and professional manner.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Effective oral, written, and reading communication skills.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Job duties may require intense concentration or attention to detail (more than 75% of work time).

Job Benefits

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance with coverage effective on the 1st of the next month following start date.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts at the Cafeteria, On-site Pharmacy, Gift Shop, and Medical Care.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Extended Illness Bank (EIB)
  • Annual PTO Cash-Out Program
  • Hospital Incentive Program
  • Bilingual Pay Differential Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance

Santiam Hospital & Clinics complies with MGMA on Section 1557 – Notice of non-discrimination and language services.

For questions about this career posting, or others here at Santiam Hospital, please contact our Human Resources Department:
Erika Jones
(503) 769-9304 ext. 1304

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