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Position Description :
General Summary Statement
The 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 Responsibilities
Cardiac Monitoring and Rhythm Analysis
Admits patient into system and enters all applicable patient information into the system.
Verifies 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.
Completes all necessary paperwork and files appropriately.
Obtains report information to include history of cardiac rhythm, code status, anything that affects cardiac rhythms, and applicable medications or therapies.
Analyzes and documents each patient s rhythm strips upon admission, and at least every 8 hours. Notifies patient s nurse and Surveillance Admission Monitor (SAM) nurse of rhythm.
Demonstrates accuracy with cardiac rhythm analysis.
Requests assistance as needed from the SAM RN for rhythm analysis.
Recognizes conditions that mimic dysrhythmias and alter clarity of rhythm analysis, such as artifact, 60 cycle interference, wandering baseline, loose electrode, etc.
Maintains vigilance at all times, gives 100% of attention to the cardiac monitors.
Recognizes situations that require Rapid Response or Code Blue, takes appropriate action.
Disinfects telemetry transmitters after each patient use.
Performs appropriate transfers, and discharges from the monitoring system.
Dusts monitoring equipment and keeps it clean.
Maintains the Telemetry Monitoring System, effectively troubleshoots within job scope.
Notifies Biomedical Dept., Management, SAM RN, and other personnel of equipment malfunction, need for repair in a timely manner.
Minimum Requirements :
Education Training and Experience
High 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.
Basic 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.
Must successfully complete annual competency assessment for cardiac rhythm interpretation.
CPR certification recommended.
Additional Information :
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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