Requirement Details

Med Surg Tele RN Contract needed in Teaneck, NJ
Position Summary
Nurses care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. Under general supervision, they
deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and
evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy. Nurses collaborate with other professional disciplines
to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Nurses effectively
interact with patient and significant others, while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. The nature
of the direction and supervision required for this position varies by State and job setting. Telemetry Nurses
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 nurses to monitor. Telemetry Nurses read and interpret the data to better determine patient care.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Telemetry Nurses provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of
  • scientific nursing principles. In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of Telemetry Nurses include (but are not limited to): Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications.
  • Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the
  • administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records electronic displays
  • Identifies irregular telemetry readings and notifies appropriate medical team members
  • Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology
  • Provides basic, bedside care
  • Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others 
  • manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise
  • programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation
  • Records patients’ medical information and vital signs
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient
  • Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting