Monitor Tech Job Description

Monitor Tech Job Description

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Monitor tech provides precise continual surveillance and analysis of cardiac rhythms on electrocardiographic central monitoring station, documenting per established procedure; interprets ECG rhythms, recognizes significant ECG events.

Monitor Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Verbally redirects patients to promote patient safety including reminding patient to stay in bed, not pull at tubes, When patient does not respond to verbal redirection, communicates with assigned unit caregivers to provide patient assistance
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patients, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Transports patients by wheelchair, stretcher, bed, specialty bed or assists with the transport of ambulatory patients
Identifies patient arrhythmias/abnormalities or significant changes from baseline and reports changes immediately to the assigned nurse
Properly plans/organizes work for assigned shift to utilize time, resources, manpower, supplies to ensure patient receives appropriate quality care
Obtains 6 second strip as indicated by patient condition and gives current strips to charge nurse for further evaluation
Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations
Responsible for the observation of cardiac / hemodynamic monitors and patient activity on a video monitors if applicable
Reports any unusual activity to nurse or charge nurse
Documents according to unit policy

Monitor Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Monitor Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, EKG, EMT, CPR, AED, CNA, EKE, BCLS, ACLS, AHA

Education for Monitor Tech

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Employers hiring for the monitor tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Supervision, Technology, Nursing, Education, Medical, Health, Performance, Health Care, Graduate, Radiation Oncology

Skills for Monitor Tech

Desired skills for monitor tech include:

Medical terminology
Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart is strongly
Maintains alarm systems according to established protocols and responds appropriately to monitor alarms
Technical operation and capabilities of the central monitoring station
Technical operation of the central monitoring station
Experience in healthcare
Basic arrhythmias
Growth and development
Cardiac rhythm analysis and interpretation
Electrocardiographic monitoring

Desired experience for monitor tech includes:

EKG/arrhythmia interpretation background preferred
EMT experience or hospital oriented background preferred
Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with patients, families, and medical staff both verbally and written form
Good communication skills Displays excellent customer service skills
This position typically reports to Transport Supervisor
EKG/arrhythmia interpretation background desired

Monitor Tech Examples

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Monitor Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a monitor tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for monitor tech
  • Documents and interprets patient’s heart rhythm and rate by utilizing telemetry recordings
  • Ensures patient safety at all times by notifying the charge nurse of any risk factors seen
  • Performs/assists with proper draping and garbing of robes, slippers and blankets to maintain patient modesty prior to transport
  • Recognizes patients for Fall Risks and provides appropriate communication at the time of Patient Hand Off
  • Collects, cleans and distributes all traction equipment and overhead frames utilized in patient care areas and returns them to the proper storage areas
  • Maintains an aseptic, aesthetic, and safe environment
  • Adheres to routine schedule for cleaning, inspection and maintaining patient care equipment
  • Under the Direction of Case Management, distributes portable oxygen tanks from the Shipping and Receiving Department to patient rooms to facilitate the discharge of the patient
  • Participates in departments QA and QI activities
  • Enters data relating to tracking patient transport in designated areas
Qualifications for monitor tech
  • Previous medical work experience, at least 6 months
  • EKG within 90 days of hire/transfer date
  • Successful completion of an approved EMT or CNA program preferred
  • This position typically reports to Transport Supervisor May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients
  • Current Basic Life Support certification required and dysrhythmia course with in the last year
  • Able to interpret dysrhythmias on the cardiac monitor
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a monitor tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for monitor tech
  • In conjunctions with Nursing Staff, utilizes equipment such as lift machines, smooth movers and gait belts to ensure proper lifting and transfer of patients
  • Assists with house wide training/instruction to the hospital staff of the Assistive and Dependent Mechanical lifts
  • Assists with heavy lifting in patient care areas
  • Responds to Code Blue, Rapid Response and Stroke Alerts and Orderly Stat calls
  • Performs chest compressions on patients during the codes and assists in transport to ancillary departments
  • Communicates and responds to urgent and emergency situations acting within established guidelines
  • Responsible for transporting to the morgue, recording proper required documentation and information to Security
  • Responsible for taking the Patient's Chart and completed Patient Hand Off form to/from the unit and also accompanies the patient off the Nursing Unit or prior to departing an Ancillary department
  • Maintains accurate patient census at beginning and end of shift and documents all admissions, transfers, discharges and expirations
  • Monitors clerical and supply needs of department
Qualifications for monitor tech
  • Basic Arrhythmia/ BLS
  • Completion of Basic Arrhythmia course required
  • Previous hospital clerical experience or equivalent training or education preferred
  • Must provide proof of Dysrythmia Certification
  • Prior strong customer service experience also preferred
  • Patient Care Partner transfers patient to perform medical job duties
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of monitor tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for monitor tech
  • Prioritizes order transcription and other work duties according to patient and/or department needs
  • Seeks clarification of orders from appropriate personnel
  • Communicates and clarifies outstanding orders / patient care activities to the Charge Nurse
  • Communicates with patient via the nurse call system and directs requests to appropriate personnel
  • Maintains accurate unit specific logs as directed
  • The Monitor Technician will utilize his / her knowledge to assure age specific care for the adolescent, the adult and geriatric patient (e.g., the adolescent heart rate ranges from 55-105 and respiratory rate from 12-20)
  • Assures that alarms are activated with appropriate settings and are sufficiently audible
  • Take steps to learn and develop own performance
  • Uses Clinical Practice Model philosophy to work in partnership with patients, families, physicians, peers, and all
  • When notified of an event, verify live/recorded video feeds to assess situation
Qualifications for monitor tech
  • Monitor Tech Course
  • Patient Care Partner transfers patient in bed, EKG, pump, wheelchair, meals on cart, crash cart, stretchers, AV cart and other medical equipment
  • Patient Care Partner must access medical supplies to perform job duties
  • Patient Care Partner stands to perform job duties when indicated
  • Patient Care Partner must tolerate working environment with outside temperatures, including excessive heat, cold, and precipitation when escorting patient to transport
  • Patient Care Partner requires (Near/Far/Depth) vision to read orders, materials, monitor (all in English), to transfer patient in wheelchair and beds
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a monitor tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for monitor tech
  • Communicate with store management& Security Department post-event as directed by procedure
  • As needed, pull recorded video for management and police to review
  • Perform chest compressions on patients during the codes and assists in transport to ancillary departments
  • Alserts RN of significant changes in patient rhythm
  • Documents rate and rhythm on rhythm record
  • Responsible for taking the Patient's Chart and completed Ticket to Ride form to/from the unit and also accompanies the patient off the Nursing Unit or prior to departing an Ancillary department
  • Assists Supervisor with management of scheduling and coordinating Monitor Techs, Nursing Assistants
  • Validates nursing agency hours and charges
  • Contributes to cost reduction efforts by assisting supervisor to review staffing levels and staff availability
  • Schedules meetings, assists with creating meeting minutes and other general secretarial support
Qualifications for monitor tech
  • Patient Care Partner walks to access hospital and campus and perform job duties
  • Patient Care Partner is required to manipulate threaded parts to perform job duties to connect/disconnect computer hardware
  • Successful completion of an approved EMT or C.N.A
  • Must obtain CPR/BLS certification within 30 days of hire
  • Prior work experience in a comparable health care setting is preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience reading and interpreting telemetry monitoring systems
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of monitor tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for monitor tech
  • Schedules and prepares course materials when requested for educational programs
  • Inputs data for statistical information and reports when requested or assigned
  • Oversight for unit supplies and ordering
  • Maintains and updates MD call schedule
  • Monitors department charges and adjusts/updates as necessary
  • Submits monthly admissions and charges to department leadership
  • Monitors and records patient telemetry rhythms when functioning in that capacity
  • Coordinates and organizes work environment in the ICU and SCU for MT/HUC positions
  • Provides customer service, including greeting and directing family members and other departments
  • Monitors CMOS and reports breaches to leadership for follow up
Qualifications for monitor tech
  • Identifies, sequesters and reports malfunctioning equipment to the Engineering Department immediately
  • EKG certification required or must be able to posses
  • Must pass pre-employment and annual dysrhythmia test
  • Current BLS certification may be required in certain departments
  • Depending on department assignment, completion of unit approved basic electrocardiogram -OR- electroencephalographic interpretation course or on the job training and - a minimum passing score of 85% on ECG -OR- EEG test, with accurate identification of all lethal cardiac dysrhythmias - OR - epileptiform activity
  • Must pass annual dysrhythmias test

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