Carle Foundation Hospital Healthcare Tech/CNA - Cardio Pulmonary Med/Surg in Urbana, Illinois
Healthcare Tech/CNA - Cardio Pulmonary Med/Surg
Department: Cardio-Pulmonary CT8 - CFH
Job Category: Patient Care
Employment Type: Full - Time
Job ID: 19168
Experience Required: None
Education Required: HS Diploma/GED
Location: Urbana, IL
Usual Schedule: 3, 12hr shifts/wk, 6:30a7p
On Call Requirements: None
Work Location: Carle Foundation Hospital
Weekend Requirements: Rotation
Other Posting Information: $1,000 Sign On Bonus - External Applicants Only
Holiday Requirements: Rotation
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Serves as Health Care Technician (HCT), performing activities related to the personal care and hygiene needs of assigned patient group under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Serves as a Monitor Technician (MT), responsible for observing cardiac rhythm patterns on monitored patients and reporting any variances to nursing staff. Facilitates communication with other departments, visitors, patients, medical staff and employees. Serves as a public relations liaison for the unit. Works under the direct supervision of the nursing manager.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma/Equivalent CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Basic Life Support (BLS) EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Completion of CNA coursework w/in past 24 months, OR Successfull completion of Carle's HCT In Training Program, OR Worked as a CNA w/in past 24 months, OR Successful completion of at least one semester of nursing clinical experiences, OR Documented relevant medical military training
Performs all essential job functions of Healthcare Technician (HCT).
Continuously monitors cardiac rhythm on each telemetry patient and communicates all pertinent information regarding rhythm changes or concerns to charge/assigned Registered Nurse (RN) in a timely manner. Maintains telemetry log book for all patients on telemetry.
Maintains and tests telemetry unit alarms as designated by the responsible Registered Nurse (RN).
Ensures proper function and operation of telemetry boxes. Maintains count of telemetry boxes and ensures boxes are cleaned and prepared for next use.
Basic dysrhythmia class/education during orientation period.
Complete vital signs, including post procedure frequent vital signs
Provide assistance with institutionalized needs including feeding and blood glucose as needed
Complete hygiene care, assist patients to the bathroom
Complete patient turns, I&O collection, daily weights
Answer call lights
Understands cardiac rhythms
Watch monitors and inform RN of any alarms
Document telemetry reading in EMR
Answer phones and communicates effectively
Print telemetry strips
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