Assists nursing staff by transcribing physician's orders during emergent situations. Continuously observes, documents, and reports the cardiac rhythm status in the units and/or on telemetry. Performs clerical duties ensuring accuracy of unit records. Serves as communication center for nursing unit. Performs other duties as assigned by Manager and Clinical Supervisor.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Medical Terminology and Basic Dysrhythmias courses required BLS preferred.
SKILLS: Cardiac monitoring, basic computer and typing skills, excellent phone etiquette and spelling abilities required. Ability to read, speak and write English fluently. Experience operating Facsimile and duplicating equipment preferred.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience in a hospital setting preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Critical Care Services
- Bloodborne pathogen B
Employee will be expected to utilize all protective equipment available whenever there is a potential for exposure to infectious materials or hazardous chemicals. Cleaning, repair and replacement of this protective equipment will be furnished by the hospital.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most work is done in a sitting position over long periods of time with hands and arms slightly raised. Regular changes of position from sitting, standing, walking. Must be able to carry up to 25 pounds and transport by wheelchair patients weighing more than two hundred pounds. Must be able to listen to multiple conversations around working area while performing other tasks. Utilizes available tools to prevent worker injuries.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.