RN job in Okeechobee, Florida | Telemetry

Type
Travel
License
RN
Specialty
Telemetry
Start Date
Aug 16th 2021
Job duration
91 weeks / 36 hours
Weeks and Shifts per week
91 Weeks / 3 Shifts per Week
Shift Details
Nights
Number of weeks and hours per week
91 weeks / 36 hours
Description
Medical/Oncology Main Station
Housing Stipend
$353.38
Meal Stipend
$202.46
Facility name
RAULERSON HOSPITAL
Facility address
1796 US Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, FL, 34972-1918
Facility number of beds
100
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Learn More About the Telemetry Nursing Specialty

telemetry nurses providing bedside care to patients

Telemetry nurses provide care and observation for patients who require a higher acuity of care than what is standard but don’t quite rise to the level for the Intensive Care Unit ICU or Critical Care Unit (CCU).

Some of their patients will have transitioned from critical to less critical while others may be enduring a chronic debilitating illness or preparing for preparing for a surgery. As hospital Intensive Care Units downsize the demand for Telemetry conversely rises.

Telemetry nurses provide care and observation for patients who require a higher acuity of care than what is standard but don’t quite rise to the level for the Intensive Care Unit. Some of their patients will have transitioned from critical to less critical while others may be enduring a chronic debilitating illness or preparing for surgery. As hospital ICUs downsize the demand for Telemetry conversely rises.

Where Does a Telemetry Nurse Work?

The settings in which a telemetry nurse can find work are less varied than some other specialties. Due to their role in observation and surveillance of persons who are critically ill, have sleeping disorders or physical trauma, they will not normally be employed by doctors’ offices, schools, nor typical medical health centers. Instead, their work will be primarily in trauma centers, hospitals, and rural hospitals in certain units. These units may be referred to as telemetry units, transitional care units, direct observation units, or intermediate care units.

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What Does a Telemetry Nurse Do?

In addition to the general duties of any registered nurse such as administering medications, providing basic quality care, and providing education and guidance about a patient’s health condition, Telemetry RNs are responsible for monitoring their patient’s well-being through the use of medical technology. Surveillance of medical devices that monitor heart rate, breathing, oxygen saturation, blood pressure are among the most commonly used.

Recommended Certifications for Telemetry Nurses

For Telemetry nurses there exist three different credentialing groups. There is the National Telemetry association, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, or Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Certifications for life support typically are mandatory, and other certification requirements will depend on the hospital. Obtaining additional certifications could provide you with a competitive edge while at the same time demonstrating your devotion to your patients and your career.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Tele-ICU Adult Acute/Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN-E)

What are the Characteristics of a Keen Telemetry Nurse?

Telemetry nurses should possess keen observation skills, and an ability to remain focused in the midst of monotony. Superior technical skills and a thorough understanding of the technological instruments used for critical care is crucial so as not to miss anything important in the progress or regress of their patients. Additionally, a telemetry nurse must be able to analyze and interpret the data provided by specialized equipment.

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