Telemetry Technician PRN

SCL Health
Butte, MT
Post Date:
December 05, 2021
Job Status:






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Telemetry Technician.




You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.




Youre equally comfortable with multitasking, proficient cardiac / video monitoring, and handling biomedical equipment.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed hospital is the only full-service acute care facility in Butte, and were the largest hospital serving a seven-county area. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Telemetry Tech you need to know how to:



  • Continuously monitor cardiac rhythm ensuring the patients' ECG is observed. Accurately interpret ECG rhythms and promptly report changes from baseline to register nurse. Recognize changes in ECG baseline and document findings patient chart to communicate ECG history for multiple discipline to review.
  • Measure ECG data; Rate, Rhythm, PR, QRS, QTC intervals correctly with minimal assistance. Account for telemetry packs determining each pack in use has an ECG rhythm associated with it.
  • Maintain specified telemetry equipment. Prepare telemetry ECG packs with new battery and ECG leads prior to patient admission. Clean telemetry ECG packs at patient discharge and allocate telemetry pack to correct storage space preparing ECG pack for the next patient. Implement crash cart check according to hospital policy at the start of each shift, ensuring availability of functional crash cart.
  • Maintain admission/discharge log book providing back up data base. Assist in tracking patient location when off telemetry monitoring for procedures, does not place monitor in standby mode during this time, communicate with RN when patients has returned ensuring ECG rhythm is visualized at central station. Provide interdisciplinary team with patient ECG data as requested to expedite delivery of patient care. Inform CNS, RN or CN when patient leads are off ensuring visualization of ECG rhythm at all times. Provide complete patient ECG history to on coming monitor technician ensuring continuity of care.
  • Assist in training new associates by sharing knowledge and skills.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
  • Ability to pass a basic dysthymia test prior to completion of orientation, required
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval), required
  • Prior work experience in a comparable healthcare setting, preferred



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Telemetry Tech on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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