DUTIES: Assist the RN in observing, analyzing and documenting all rhythm strips on all telemetry patients. Maintain monitoring equipment that is clean and functional and coordinate repairs with the Assistant Director of Nursing and SMIC. Communicate pertinent information about current medical status and changes in rhythm by continuous interactions with nurses and other relevant disciplines. In collaboration with the RN instructs: patients, family members, hospital personnel as to the purpose and functions of the procedures and equipment being utilized. Participate in patient care activities under the direction of the RN As instructed by the RN: Perform quality assurance glucometer checks as per protocol for the unit assignment and complete finger sticks. Assist with phlebotomy sticks. Prepare and complete 12 lead EKGs Participate in continuing staff development activities. Transport patients to procedural areas and back to their admission units. Identify and order necessary unit supplies based upon patient care needs. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree or EKG Certification or one (1) year clinical hospital experience preferred. Additional Info: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of Work: 8 Hour Day shift (7:30AM - 4:00PM). Days of Work: Monday - Friday.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.