Telemetry Tech Job Description

Telemetry Tech Job Description

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Telemetry tech provides documentation of the quality assurance program as required for the lead interpreting physician, medical physicist, accrediting body and state and federal inspectors.

Telemetry Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective telemetry tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included telemetry tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Knowledge of computerized Cerner documentation preferred
Provide telemetry services
Provide phlebotomy services
Provide patient care and assist patients with activities for daily living including documentation of services, safe transport of patients via wheelchair or stretcher
Provide the services of an observer for any patient on a patient care unit who has been assessed to require constant observation in order to maximize his/her safety
Coordinate the activities of the nursing staff, the patient, the physician, other hospital departments and visitors through communication, requisitioning and management of supplies and equipment
Ability to work flexible hours, rotate call and weekends
Completion of Tele certification preferred
Prior experience as a telemetry technician (Preferred)
Telemetry certification (Preferred)

Telemetry Tech Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Telemetry Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ECG, CPR, A&P, AHA, ACLS, EKG, AED, EKE, CNA

Education for Telemetry Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Telemetry Tech

Desired skills for telemetry tech include:

Section specific test information and instrumentation
Medical terminology
Ability to follow instructions
Proper body mechanics
Safety measures and infection control
Telemetry monitoring system
Regulatory requirements
Basic medical terminology
Computerized Cerner documentation
Applicable Federal

Desired experience for telemetry tech includes:

Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care and monitoring
Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, , lab results, interdepartmental communications, *
Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed
May be tasked with rounding on patients throughout the shift asking if patients or visitors have any needs
Assists in training other nursing support staff, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel
1 year Telemetry Technician experience in an acute care setting preferred

Telemetry Tech Examples

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Telemetry Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of telemetry 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 telemetry tech
  • Posts, analyses, and documents strips every 8 hours and PRN
  • Uses pager system and nurse call system competently
  • Keeps patient log up to date including admissions, transfers, non-telemetry, discharge and vacant bed status
  • 5.Follows Hospital Policy on confidentiality concerning patients charts and information obtained
  • Must pass hospital EKG proficiency exam
  • Completion of EKG Course Preferred
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills Preferred
  • Word Processing Preferred
  • Decides for transfer of patients
  • Or may rotate assignments during their shift
Qualifications for telemetry tech
  • Certified as telemetry technician by recognized program or successfully completes the EKG Interpretation Course (6 sections) in HealthNet, completes the MCM Telemetry class passes the telemetry test by a score of 90% or higher without missing any lethal arrythmias
  • Completion of basic arrhythmia recognition course
  • Certified Telemetry Technician OR Certified EKG Technician required
  • Completion of first semester clinical rotation in an accredited nursing degree program
  • Kentucky certification as EMT, EMT-P
  • SRNA certification
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Telemetry Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a telemetry 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 telemetry tech
  • Provides monitoring of cardiac rhythms of Critical Care, Progressive Care and Telemetry patients and informs appropriate nursing staff of changes in cardiac rhythms
  • Identifies dysrhythmias and/or signs of patient distress
  • Reports abnormal assessment and telemetry findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to supervisor
  • Maintains telemetry records, rhythm strips and charting
  • Demonstrates good use of the English language in the verbal and written form
  • Identifies and corrects for artifact
  • The technician is able to interpret the rhythm and inform the nursing unit appropriately
  • Maintains data related to the monitoring and provides daily reports for the patients permanent medical record
  • Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered
  • Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, on admission and whenever changes occur
Qualifications for telemetry tech
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a monitor tech in a hospital setting
  • Must be able to work under stressful situations, remain calm, work at a fast pace while maintaining accuracy in work
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time, watching computer screens and also be able to walk long distances
  • Certified as Telemetry Technician or EKG Technician, completion of hospital designated course
  • No experience if completed one semester of clinical rotation in a professional nursing program (ADN or BSN)
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy/physiology of the heart
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Telemetry Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of telemetry tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for telemetry tech
  • Trouble shoots telemetry equipment
  • Ensures monitors are functioning properly
  • Ensure telemetry supplies are readily available
  • Accounts for all telemetry transmitters
  • Verifies daily telemetry charges
  • Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff
  • Assists in answering telephone
  • Ensures pull down desks are in upright position after posting EKG strips on patient chart
  • Keeps work area neat and clean, no food or drink in work station
Qualifications for telemetry tech
  • Previous telemetry experience, preferred Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English Basic computer skills
  • Current state CNA license for applicable state of employment Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association
  • One year experience as a C.N.A in an acute hospital setting highly
  • Completion of CNA, EMT, or Medical Technician Course, or completion of years
  • Of RN/LPN programs
  • Current BLS or obtain on hire through orientation
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Telemetry Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of telemetry 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 telemetry tech
  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal growth and development by completing annual mandatory in-services and Code Validation within given time frame, attends unit-based in-services, attends monthly departmental meetings
  • Demonstrates flexibility in responding to unit/service needs, , floating to other areas
  • Continuously observes monitors to note changes in rhythms and oxygen saturation when applicable
  • Responds immediately and appropriately to alarms
  • Notifies specific unit Clinical Supervisor or charge nurse when a patient on their unit is off telemetry or needs batteries replaced
  • Notifies Clinical Supervisor and patient care RN of rhythm changes and a drop in oxygen saturations below baseline as applicable
  • Posts and interprets rhythm strip every shift and with changes
  • Is proficient in reading and interpreting physician orders as needed?
  • Adheres to the Hospital’s policies and demonstrates compliance with the Code of Conduct
  • Adheres to the Hospital’s Safety policies and demonstrates safety practices in patient care
Qualifications for telemetry tech
  • Completion of Patient Care Technician Course or equivalent
  • Prevention Institute (CPI) training, Preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in a clinical setting (preferred)
  • 1-3 months related experience and/or training preferred
  • Must be Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Completion of high school or equivalent preferred
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Telemetry Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a telemetry tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for telemetry tech
  • Prepare emissions report in compliance with CSI’s fleet maintenance program for each test interval
  • Maintain the exhaust emissions reporting requirements for each rental fleet asset
  • Communicate engine performance deficiencies to the appropriate Field Service Supervisor immediately
  • Assists Field Service Supervisors and Rental Fleet Operations Manager on the assessment of rental fleet assets’ condition (engines ability to make horsepower) of being able to go from location to location
  • Assists and performs start-up and commissioning of rental fleet assets and new sold units as requested
  • Investigate and document major and/or frequent AFRC and catalytic converter equipment failures.  Recommend procedures to avoid repeat failures in the future to the Operations Manager
  • Keep Business Unit Manager, Operations Manager, and other CSI Management personnel appropriately informed of Area business, activities and concerns
  • Identifying cardiac rhythm and documenting all ECG measurements
  • Ensuring monitor alarms are kept on with the appropriate alarm limits
  • Identifying abnormal ECG rhythms, changes in rhythms, and blood pressure outside set parameters, and validating findings to the RN
Qualifications for telemetry tech
  • Must have the ability to remain calm under stress
  • Must have fine hand coordination
  • Must be able to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures
  • Must maintain current BLS certification
  • Must have computer, written and verbal skills
  • Must be able to work within a team environment that requires consistent and accurate communication

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