Summary:

The Telemetry Nurse reviews data from special equipment to track a patient's heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and other vitals. They also carry out more traditional nursing duties such as administering medications and communicating with patients regarding their condition.

Telemetry Nurse:  Includes, but not limited to:

Basic cardiac rhythm monitoring techniques, interpretation, and treatment

Basic and advanced life support

Calculating drug dosage, administering continuous medication infusion, and monitoring patients for effects of medication

Prepares, administers and records any additional prescribed medications

Monitoring patients before, during, and after invasive procedures

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary and respiratory emergencies and knowing how to start standard interventions to stabilize the patient

Recording symptoms, reactions, and progress

Developing, planning, implementing, evaluating, documenting, and managing nursing care

Patient and family education skills

Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans 

Records patients’ medical information and vital signs 

Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. 

Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs 

Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient  

Utilizes time management skills 

Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms 

Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year recent working experience as a Telemetry Nurse (not including clinicals) 
  • Current BLS and ACLS Card
  • Current TB Screen
  • Active State Nursing license
  • Valid Identification/Driver's License
  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process
  • 1 year recent working experience as a Telemetry Nurse (not including clinicals) 
  • Current BLS and ACLS Card
  • Current TB Screen
  • Active State Nursing license
  • Valid Identification/Driver's License
  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process
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