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Telemetry Tech-Unit Secretary

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Job ID: 950535
Facility: Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Location: Washington, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jun 5, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.

Position Summary

The Telemetry Technician is responsible for the monitoring of cardiac rhythms, documentation, and notifying primary nurse of abnormal rhythms. He/she is responsible for desk functions, answering telephone and patient call system, replenishing charts, etc. If certified as a Nursing Assistant, he/she may work in this capacity when the telemetry census is two or less, in absence of scheduled Nursing Assistant. He/she modifies and delivers care that is specific to the age, growth, and level of development of patients including adolescent, adult, and geriatric.

The secretarial duties are an integral part of the nursing unit, being involved in patient care and documentation of patient care. While not directly responsible for care of the patient, the Unit Secretary is responsible for assuring patient care is accomplished. He/she is responsible for all general duties and is the pivot person in communications.

The Telemetry Technician/Unit Secretary is accountable to and evaluated by the Nurse Manager.


Supports the Cultural Attributes by incorporating the standards into daily work behaviors.
Consistently meets and exceeds patient/customer expectations. Surpasses usual demands of job to accomplish resolution of patient/customer problems. Makes suggestions/recommendations through Management, suggestion box, departmental meetings, or other forums.
Actively promotes collaboration and strives to achieve team objectives and common goals. Contributes to the success of the team by helping others and seeking help from appropriate sources to accomplish tasks. Presents the full truth at all times.
Acknowledges own weaknesses or mistakes, using them as opportunities for personal growth. Consistently treats others with friendliness, courtesy, and respect. Demonstrates personal concern for the dignity of others. Protects the privacy/confidentiality of patients. Anticipates customers needs and freely offers assistance. Is attentive and always acknowledges someone waiting for attention.
Keeps family informed, provides encouragement and support to family/support person.
Projects a positive attitude and offers a welcoming smile and greeting.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal relations and communication skills. Reports any interpersonal and/or customer problems to his/her supervisor or Department Manager to insure continued smooth and efficient operation of the department.
Adheres to scheduling, attendance, and tardiness P&P.
Utilizes time constructively, and completes work in efficient and timely manner.
Sets priorities based on departmental needs. Follows work rules, policies, and procedures. Efficiently utilizes resources in support of mission. Considers all possible alternatives to resolve work problems.
Pays attention to details. Completes work, which is thorough, complete, and does not require assignment to be redone. Keeps work area clean, neat, and orderly.
Dresses appropriately for work area. Keeps personal calls/visits to a minimum. Avoids making false, malicious, abusive, or threatening statements to or about employees, management, or the organization. Maintains confidentiality and follows safe working procedures.
Demonstrates use of supplies and equipment in a judicious and cost-effective manner and documents utilization.
Exercises safe judgment in decision-making and demonstrates tact and understanding when dealing with patients, team members, members of other disciplines, and the public.
Consistently makes appropriate use of personal protective equipment and infection control barriers and devices to avoid risk of exposure to self and others.
Displays attitude, behavior, and language that are professional and considerate of others in work area.
Contacts physicians office timely to relay information, make discharge appointments, or assist the nurse in obtaining necessary orders.
Assists with keeping equipment clean and properly stored.
Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
Demonstrates skills in priority setting.
Participates in unit and hospital activities.
Willingly relieves and floats to other units as assigned by Nurse Manager and/or Nursing Supervisor.
Maintains required licenses/certifications.
Shows evidence of continued professional growth.
Demonstrates knowledge of standard precautions, transmission of infection, and routinely and consistently utilize measures to reduce the spread of bacteria.
Advocates safety for patient, self, and staff. Performs procedures safely and conducts self in accordance with hospital and safety policies and procedures. Recognizes and reports inferior patient care and/or safety hazards.
Changes practice behavior as a result of quality improvement data.
Completes Event Reports correctly with guidance from supervisor.
Demonstrates active participation in Quality Improvement Process.
Recognizes and reports to licensed nurse inappropriate use of abbreviations and drug dose ranges.
Verbalizes Joint Commission patient safety goals.
Fulfills mandatory requirements annually.
Maintains competencies described in initial orientation and annual competency plan.
Fulfills annual education requirements.
Demonstrates an initiative for and willingness to learn new procedures.
Creates a positive learning environment for new team members.
Assists with the orientation of new employees under the guidance of the RN. Provides emotional support during orientation. Functions as a cooperative, active member of the healthcare team, and as a role model for the new employee.
Volunteers to participate in inservice education programs.
Attends 75% of unit staff meetings, and reads and initials remaining 25% of minutes.

Minimum Requirements

Medical terminology course required or demonstrated competency
Completion of an EKG Interpretation course
High School Diploma or equivalent GED
CPR certification - current
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

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