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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

  • Entity: Carle

  • Job Category: Patient Care

  • Employment Type: Full - Time

  • Job ID: 19168

  • Experience Required: None

  • Education Required: HS Diploma/GED

  • Shift: Day

  • 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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    Position Summary:

    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.

    Qualifications:

    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

    Essential Functions:

  • 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

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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