Job Description & Requirements
Telemetry Registered Nurse (Tele RN)
The role of the telemetry nurse (Tele RN) is to provide care for patients by comfortably connecting them to machines that measure blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, blood-oxygen level, and electrocardiogram information. The tele RN also monitors and interprets this data, assessing any potential health problems and needs, while also developing nursing care plans and maintaining accurate medical records. A telemetry nurse typically works in hospitals or other clinical environments.
Shifts: 7:00AM-6:30PM or 7:00PM-6:30AM
•Associates degree in nursing.
•One year of clinical experience in a hospital setting.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask with attention to detail and accuracy.
•Ability to adapt quickly to an often stressful environment.
•Ability to work well with others; excellent interpersonal skills
Qualified candidates will possess the following characteristics:
Critical-Thinking Skills: Nurses will need to assess a patient's health, as well as detect changes in symptoms, health or pain, and will need to know when action is necessary.
Compassion: Must be sympathetic to patient needs and be able to deal with people in various states of pain, trauma and tragedy.
Attention to Detail: Nurses will help doctors operate, administer medicines and work with specific treatments.
Organizational Skills: Nurses will face multiple patients, with differing needs, stages of health and risk factors. Therefore, being organized and knowing how to prioritize is essential.
Calm Under Pressure: Being able to effectively function in emergency situations will be necessary.
Communication Skills: Nurses communicate directly with patients who are scared, in pain or in shock. Family members will have questions and want answers. As a nurse, being a patient listener and good communicator to help keep everyone calm and facilitate understanding is a must.