Assists nursing staff by transcribing physician's orders during emergent situations. Continuously observes, documents, and reports the cardiac rhythm status in the units and/or on telemetry. Performs clerical duties ensuring accuracy of unit records. Serves as communication center for nursing unit. Performs other duties as assigned by Manager and Clinical Supervisor.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Medical Terminology and Basic Dysrhythmias courses required BLS preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES:BLS issued through American Heart Association required within first week of employment.
SKILLS: Cardiac monitoring, basic computer and typing skills, excellent phone etiquette and spelling abilities required. Ability to read, speak and write English fluently. Experience operating Facsimile and duplicating equipment preferred.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience in a hospital setting preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Critical Care Services
- Bloodborne pathogen B
Employee will be expected to utilize all protective equipment available whenever there is a potential for exposure to infectious materials or hazardous chemicals. Cleaning, repair and replacement of this protective equipment will be furnished by the hospital.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Most work is done in a sitting position over long periods of time with hands and arms slightly raised. Regular changes of position from sitting, standing, walking. Must be able to carry up to 25 pounds and transport by wheelchair patients weighing more than two hundred pounds. Must be able to listen to multiple conversations around working area while performing other tasks. Utilizes available tools to prevent worker injuries.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.