The Health Technician/Telemetry Technician works as a part of an highly integrated acute care team providing services to patients admitted to the Telemetry Unit. The Lexington VAMC is a fully accredited, two-division, tertiary care medical center with an operating bed complement of 199 hospital beds. Acute medical, neurological, surgical and psychiatric inpatient services are provided Cooper Division - Clinical Addition Entrance at the Cooper Division. Additional services include: emergency care, medical-surgical units, acute psychiatry, ICU, progressive care unit, (includes Cardiac Cath Lab) ambulatory surgery, OR/PACU, hemodialysis, medicine specialty clinics, surgery specialty clinics, and outpatient primary and specialty care. Duties included, but not limited to: Admit/discharge/transfer patients to and from the telemetry central station in accordance with established criteria and hospital policy. Conduct equipment preventative maintenance and troubleshoot telemetry transmitters in collaboration with unit staff. Prepare transmitters by attaching head sets, pulse oximeter, and electrodes. Identify cardiac rhythms of patients and notify Registered Nurse of significant changes. Work Schedule: Various Tours of Duty; weekends and holidays required. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/PD01133A Physical Requirements: Work requires an individual with average dexterity of all extremities. The position requires setting for the majority of the shift, stooping, bending and lifting objects up to 10 pounds and walking moderate distances.
Internal Number: 600118900
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