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Telemetry Tech - Med-Surg

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Telemetry Technician - NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) with the Med-Surg Department at NorCal HealthConnect.

Location: Petaluma, CA

Schedule: On Call / Per Diem

Shift: 12-hour, Days (Variable)

Job Summary:

Responsible for maintaining the nursing station by performing clerical, order entry and receptionist duties, as well as observing and responding to the telemetry alarms. Provide patient care as appropriate with scope of practice.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates competency in monitoring and interpreting telemetry rhythms; identifies and reports changes in cardiac dysrhythmias.
  • Assembles and maintains patients' medical record and transcribes physician orders in an accurate and efficient manner, which facilitates ongoing communication of information.
  • Demonstrates competency when performing patient care procedures within scope of practice and after competency verification.
  • Coordinates and tracks the discharge, transfer and movement of patient and post mortem process of a patient according to standards with no more than two reported errors per month.
  • Accurately charges and credits patient accounts per unit or department guidelines, if applicable.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for containment of hospital costs and conservation of office supplies; identifies potential cost savings.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe, clean and organized physical environment in the nurses station.
  • Responds to the needs of patients, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers in a proactive manner to create a welcoming, service-oriented environment.
  • Reports patient/visitor concerns, complaints and information to nursing staff.
  • Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital and department communication/information.
  • Demonstrates commitment to department objectives and standards.
  • Other specific competencies that have been identified by the manager related to changes in departmental operations that focus on current clinical practices and are listed on the Supplemental Competency.


  • Able to communicate effectively, written and oral.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Basic knowledge of Information Systems.
  • Effective skill in communication, problem solving, interpersonal relationships and prioritization.
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Able to utilize simple Windows based computer programs.

Position Requirements:

Education: Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement.


  • CPR certification within 60 days of hire.
  • Certificate of completion of approved Rhythm Interpretation course with a grade of 80% or better or pass equivalent hospital provided test with 80% or better.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: Healthcare experience

License/Certification: CNA

Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Petaluma , Telemetry Tech - Med-Surg, Other , Petaluma, California

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