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Telemetry - TELE RN - Travel Nurse
Travel Nurse Across America • South Hill, WA
Posted 4 days ago
We're looking for Telemetry RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in South Hill, VA. The right RN should have 1-2 years' recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.
As a TELE Travel Nurse, you will provide care by connecting patients to machines that measure heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, as well as blood-oxygen levels and electrocardiogram information. These machines then send data to computer screens for RNs to monitor. Telemetry RNs read and interpret the data to better determine patient care.
As a TELE Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:
- Provide basic bedside care.
- Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, and interpret and record electronic displays.
- Identify irregular telemetry readings and notify appropriate medical team members.
- Initiate corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
Days with every other weekend and every other holiday Required Experience: Must have 12-24 months of current experience on a Med/Surg Tele floor and able to independently read and interpret tele strips, as well as pass a telemetry competency exam on Day 1. Preferred Experience: CPSI and Cerner. Required Certs: BLS, current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state and a graduate of an accredited RN nursing program. Preferred Certs: ACLS and completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program Department Details: This a 60 bed Med/Surg unit with 40 Telemetry beds. The nurse to patient ratio is 4-6:1. Scrub color is grey and white. This unit has a great team environment, synergistic approach, charge nurse without patients for a resource and a hospitalist on site 24/7. This is a rural hospital, so teamwork is a must, as well as helping others out doing a little bit of everything