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346190 Registered Nurse

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380
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General Summary StatementThe MST is responsible for continuous observation of cardiac rhythms in the Central Monitoring Room. The MST interprets cardiac rhythms and distinguishes between normal and abnormal rhythms. The MST reports cardiac rhythm information in an accurate, timely manner to nursing staff.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesCardiac Monitoring and Rhythm Analysis¢\tAdmits patient into system and enters all applicable patient information into the system.¢\tVerifies that the patient is on the correct telemetry transmitter upon admission and every shift. Completes the verification with the Surveillance Admission Monitor (SAM) nurse or appropriate RN.¢\tCompletes all necessary paperwork and files appropriately.¢\tObtains report information to include history of cardiac rhythm, code status, anything that affects cardiac rhythms, and applicable medications or therapies.¢\tAnalyzes and documents each patients rhythm strips upon admission, and at least every 8 hours. Notifies patients nurse and Surveillance Admission Monitor (SAM) nurse of rhythm.¢\tDemonstrates accuracy with cardiac rhythm analysis.¢\tRequests assistance as needed from the SAM RN for rhythm analysis.¢\tRecognizes conditions that mimic dysrhythmias and alter clarity of rhythm analysis, such as artifact, 60 cycle interference, wandering baseline, loose electrode, etc. ¢\tMaintains vigilance at all times, gives 100% of attention to the cardiac monitors.¢\tRecognizes situations that require Rapid Response or Code Blue, takes appropriate action.¢\tDisinfects telemetry transmitters after each patient use.

Education Training and Experience\nHigh school or equivalent required. Must successfully complete the CCH Dysrhythmia Course and MST orientation. Experience preferred, but orientation is provided after successful completion of Chester County Hospital Dysrhythmia Course.\n\nBasic computer skills: keyboard, mouse use. Ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens. Ability to successfully complete on the job training for CCH computer programs. Ability to clearly and fluently speak, read, write and understand English.\n\n\n\nLicensure/Certification \nMust successfully complete annual competency assessment for cardiac rhythm interpretation.\nCPR certification recommended.


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Posted: 2020-08-24 Expires: 2021-02-15

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346190 Registered Nurse

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380

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