Monitor Technician Job Description

Monitor Technician Job Description

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Monitor technician provides necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures, under the direct supervision of a licensed professional.

Monitor Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains patient telemetry records
Accurately manages ECG tracing/order matching in computerized equipment for physician on line reading and upload to electronic medical record
Cleans equipments on a daily basis
Explains the nature and rationale of examinations to patients/hospital personnel in understandable terms
Provides visual surveillance of nurmerous cardaic monitors simultaneously while nmaintaining 100% accuracy in terms of dysrhytthmia recognition and classification (venttricular or atrial ectopic, normal or unknown)
Responsible for personal job skill development and maintaining clinical expertise
Responsible for receiving and accurately completing and processing requests for ECGs and Holter monitors
Demonstrate an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process
Answer telephones, route callers, take messages and provide routine information to clients or customers
Maintain constant surveillance of telemetry units and relay and document pertinent information to appropriate personnel

Monitor Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Monitor Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, EKG, BCLS, EMT, CPR, ASHI, CNT

Education for Monitor Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the monitor technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Patient Care, Education, Computer, Medical, Nursing, Graduate, Medical Assistant, Military, Science, Technical

Skills for Monitor Technician

Desired skills for monitor technician include:

Medical terminology
Central station and bedside monitors
Indications and adverse reactions of cardiac IV medications
Window’s based applications
Basic clerical duties
Unit specific age criteria for patient population
Body substance isolation
Hospital/unit information
Occurrence reporting system
Medical/technical terms

Desired experience for monitor technician includes:

Interpret and document cardiac rhythms
Provide telemetry strips when a new patient arrives and every eight (8) hours and/or change of shift any time change occur in patient rhythm or condition
Troubleshoot problems with equipment and/or procedures
Prepare telemetry equipment and anticipate patient admissions and transfers to the unit
Maintains concentration on observation of the central monitors by restricting personal matters to break/meal time, , personal calls, visits from friends/co-workers
Minimum of 1 year medical experience as a Nurse Assistant

Monitor Technician Examples

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Monitor Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of monitor technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for monitor technician
  • Recognize rhythms with the potential to alter the patient’s physiology and report to licensed staff immediately
  • Report changes inrhythm/rate to appropriate licensed personnel
  • Perform clerical, technical and communication functions as directed by the licensed staff
  • Assist in the planning, coordinating and providing high quality, individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process
  • Observes patient for dysrrhythmias, lethal arrhythmias, or changes in patient heart rhythms
  • Educates and collaborates with patient and patient care team as needed to ensure clear signal reception and most appropriate monitor channel (may include direct patient contact)
  • Communicates accurate information to appropriate healthcare team member(s) as changes occur, or clarifies any information as emergent scenarios dictate (activating code blue or CRT)
  • Completes accurate documentation of rhythm interpretation and patient information according to policy
  • Maintains proper functioning of monitor equipment, including troubleshooting problems to ensure clear reception of rhythm (lead placement, signal interference, fractured lead wires, tracking equipment in use, cleaning/inspection of equipment)
  • Be responsible for monitoring, documenting, and reporting the electrocardiogram (ECG) activity of patients on the telemetry unit, while under the supervision and delegation of the Registered Nurse (RN)
Qualifications for monitor technician
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required within 30 days of hire
  • Completion of Cardiac Monitor Tech training course (internal or an external accredited school)
  • Previous cardiac monitoring experience preferred, but not required
  • Must pass Basic Arrhythmia Test
  • Completion of a course in electrocardiogram (EKG) recognition and its clinical implications within the probationaly period
  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation class (80% score or higher)
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Monitor Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of monitor technician. 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 technician
  • Provides continuous observation of telemetry monitors and continuous pulse oximetry
  • All behaviors full support positive customer service (HCAHPS)
  • Respects and supports patient rights while practicing principles of patient and employee confidentiality
  • Practices and promotes infection control measures and body mechanics
  • Maintains patient/unit records
  • Telephone and call lights answered promptly with dissemination of information to appropriate personnel in a professional and courteous manner
  • Requests supplies to be ordered
  • Monitor electrocardiography according to established standards and practices
  • Review patients’ records to determine normal heart rhythms, monitoring current patterns and note any deviations
  • Monitors electrocardiography according to established standards and practices
Qualifications for monitor technician
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience in an acute hospital setting as a Monitor Technician, EKG technician or Cardiology Technician
  • Certificate showing completion of a EKG program is required
  • Completion of EKG Class
  • Six months of experience as a monitor tech preferred
  • One year of expereince as a Monitor Tech preferred
  • EKG and BLS certification required
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Monitor Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of monitor technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for monitor technician
  • Fosters communication between multiple disciplines on the behalf of the patient
  • Answers the telephone in a timely and polite manner
  • Communicates ideas for improvement to the unit manager/ charge nurse
  • Organizes and manages activities to show consideration of the unit as a whole
  • Reflects knowledge and judgement in decisions and actions within the job description of the monitor technician
  • Is aware of patient condition and whereabouts when patient is out of the unit
  • Communicates information about dysrhythmia to the charge nurse and primary care nurse
  • Orders supplies and stocks as required
  • Assesses proper and safe functioning of all equipment used to perform role and notifies proper personnel for repairs
  • Coordinates patient activities (i.e., transportations to other departments)
Qualifications for monitor technician
  • Completion of basic dysrhythmia course
  • BLS through the American Heart Association required upon hire
  • Previous experience as a monitor tech in a hospital setting preferred
  • Completion of course for ward secretaries
  • Additional Unit or Hospital experience preferred
  • Must have completed a basic arrhythmia class and /or pass arrhythmia test with > 90% upon completion of orientation
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Monitor Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of monitor technician. 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 technician
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software required to complete activities related to physiologic and telemetry monitoring electronic communication, reports, request and concern filing competence
  • Must be able to perform a variety of work routines and demonstrate problem-solving abilities
  • Initiates actions to ensure a safe patient care environment
  • Documents rhythm every two hours on EKG flow sheet
  • Maintains charge requisitions on monitored patients
  • Monitors assigned telemetry console
  • Verifies and adjusts alarm limits as established for the levels appropriate to the individual patient
  • Monitors patients, supplies or equipment as directed by supervisory staff
  • Interprets basic dysrhythmias, calculates heart rates and EKG intervals (PR, QRS, QT Intervals)
  • Accurately admits patients to the remote monitor station (patient first and last name, room number and date)
Qualifications for monitor technician
  • EKG or EMT certification
  • Vocational or technical training in EKG monitoring and interpretation required
  • Successfully pass EKG Exam
  • Must successfully complete hospital’s training program
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital setting functioning as a Nursing Attendant/Telemetry Technician, required OR Successful completion of an Advanced Medical Technician program, required OR Successful completion of a CCU course, required
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus health care field student or practitioner or background in sciences or EMT training required
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Monitor Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a monitor technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for monitor technician
  • Engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive, deliberate, and thoughtful actions regarding work activities
  • Effectively uses all applicable computer and office systems/procedures
  • Continuously monitor patient cardiac rhythms and other physiologic parameters
  • Utilize basic office equipment
  • Maintain patient and department records
  • Protect Privacy, Confidentiality and Safety
  • When notified of an event, pull up video feeds to assess situation
  • Communicate with store management post-event
  • Contributes to exceptional patient safety by continuously evaluating patients' cardiac status by use of telemetry monitoring and notifying appropriate staff of changes or concerns, or calling rapid response team as measured by zero sentinel events
  • Contributes to employee satisfaction by creating a positive work environment through proactive and customer-friendly communication to nursing staff in various units and with team members as measured by employee partnership survey scores
Qualifications for monitor technician
  • Successful completion of course for Monitor Tech
  • This is a day position working 40hr a week
  • Willingness to learn interpretation of EKG strips
  • Requires maximum 3 weeks orientation and 3 months of on the job training to achieve a competent level
  • Successful completion of EKG course within 4 weeks of hire
  • Successful completion of a Dysrhythmia Course

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