About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
The Telemetry Technician shall be responsible for observing electrocardiograms of monitored patients; noting and documenting rate and rhythm, and notifying registered nurse immediately of changes to ensure appropriate follow-up and/or intervention
Provides cardiac monitor observation.Prepares documentation related to the care of cardiac monitored patients.Maintains awareness of rhythm/rate changes, documents a rhythm strip at time of change.Notifies registered nurse immediately of changes in the heart rate or rhythm, and notes the time that the nurse was made aware.Mounts follow-up strip after intervention completedDuring code situation, continuously documents ECG code strips and mounts all appropriate strips at the conclusion of the codeNotes activity/symptoms on rhythm strip Mounts and identifies any recorded strip including patient name, room number, PR interval, QRS width, QT interval, lead placement, signature and title.Never leaves the monitor area unattendedPerforms all other duties and responsibilities as necessary
Education: Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Two years of experience in a hospital or medically related environment preferred.
Licenses/Certificates: AHA BLS certification required. Telemetry Certification Course or equivalent experience preferred. If no previous course, successful completion of telemetry course required.