The Nursing Assistant/Telemetry Technician in this position provides nursing care that covers personal care, diagnostic support procedures, treatment procedures, patient charting and reinforcing patient teaching. There are 3 vacancies available - located at the Fort Meade VA facility. The Certified Nursing Assistant performs the monitoring duties at the central cardiac monitoring station after successfully completing identified telemetry competencies, duties which include: Identifying basic and lethal rhythms, Ensuring the telemetry alarms are turned on, Identifying artifact and responding to alarms. Notifies the registered nurse caring for the patient concerning alarms or changes in rhythm; Documents changes. Consults with the registered nurse if assistance is needed to identify rhythms. Records (prints) and posts EKG strips every four hours and as needed providing the initial interpretation of include; rate, rhythm, PR interval, QRS complex, and QT intervals. The Nursing Assistant will maintain competency in EKG and phlebotomy. This position will and complete lab draws, swab testing, and tasks delegated by licensed nursing staff. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600215700
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