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Unit Secretary & Telemetry Technician


North Alabama Specialty Hospital is seeking a PRN Unit Secretary & Telemetry Technician to accurately interpret cardiac rhythm strips every 4 hours including rate, rhythm, PR interval, QRS, QT, signature, and title. Immediately reports changes in patient’s rhythm to Primary Care Nurse. Posts copy of rhythm change in the patient’s record. Documents arrhythmias and/or change in cardiac rhythm on the report sheet and gives a complete/accurate report to the oncoming technician. Properly operates monitor system. Properly operates speaker system and phone system. Continuously runs a strip during a code blue. Properly completes emergency calls for staff. Tracks monitored patients at all times. Keeps charts prepped with labeled rhythm strips. Maintains nutritional supplies. Counts prior to ordering and maintains pre-set par limits. Keeps patient label book up to date. Places completed rhythm sheets in patient charts. Provides indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting. Meets the communication needs of the patient/family, departmental staff, and medical staff. Prepares and compiles records in the Medical-Surgical Unit. Initiates directions from physician and nursing staff. Participates in performance improvement activities. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing, and hospital policies and procedures and standards. Performs other duties as needed or directed by supervisor.

Shift Differentials are paid for Night and Weekend Shifts!!

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent (GED)
  • Current BLS certification
  • Successful completion of Basic EKG Monitoring Course
  • Previous experience in rhythm interpretation, previous experience as a Telemetry Technician preferred
  • Knowledge of monitoring equipment
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Additional languages are desirable
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

About Us

North Alabama Specialty Hospital, located in Athens, Alabama is an acute care hospital that specializes in the management of complex medical needs.

Our mission is to return patients to their optimal level of well-being in the least restrictive medical environment. We accomplish this through a multi-disciplined approach that includes aggressive clinical and therapeutic interventions, as well as family involvement. Our high staff-to-patient ratio ensures individualized attention. Our nurses, therapists, and physicians work with each patient to obtain the best possible outcomes.

North Alabama Specialty Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Category: Nursing
Job Type: PRN
Job Location: AL-Athens
Facility Type: Long Term Acute Care
Shift Type (Clinical Positions): Day Shift

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