DUTIES: Assist the Registered Nurse in the observation, analyzing and documentation of rhythm strips on all Telemetry patients. Maintain monitoring equipment that is clean and functional and coordinate repair with Assistant Director of Nursing and SMIC (Scientific Medical Instrumentation Department). Communicate pertinent information about the current medical status and changes in rhythm by continuous interactions with nurses and other relevant disciplines. In collaboration with the RN, instruct patients, family members, and hospital personnel as to the purpose and function of the procedures and equipment being utilized. Foster/maintain positive public relations with patients, families, visitors and staff. Participate in patient care activities under the direction of the RN. Participate in Quality Improvement activities. Identify and order necessary unit supplies based upon patient care needs. Maintain a safe and efficient work environment. Practice effective Infection Control measures. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: One (1) year of satisfactory experience in a comparable outpatient setting. HS diploma or equivalent. PREFERRED: Certification in Phlebotomy and EKG. Experience in performing EKGs and Phlebotomy. Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of work: 7:30PM - 8AM; Days per week: Variable; Hours per week: 37.5Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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