Telemetry Technician Job Description

Telemetry Technician Job Description

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Telemetry technician provides safe and appropriate patient care within the Values & Standards of Nursing Practice at Swedish Medical Center.

Telemetry Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides rhythm strips to RN's for interpretation and mounting on patient's chart
Maintains monitor log with rhythm interpretation
Provides report to relieving technician including any significant rate/rhythm changes on any patients or problems/concerns on any monitored patients
Informs Registered Nurse of variances to initiate examination of patient
Measures length and height of patient's heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout and posts information on patient records
Receives, greets, and directs patients, visitors and hospital personnel
Posts to patient record and lab results printed off the computer
Keeps desk area organized and neat throughout the work day
Assists in orientation of new Telemetry Tech personnel
Is knowledgeable of and follows National Patient Safety Goals while providing care

Telemetry Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Telemetry Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, EKG, BCLS, CPR, AHA

Education for Telemetry Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the telemetry technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Education, Medical, Associates, Graduate, Patient Care Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Healthcare, Department of Education

Skills for Telemetry Technician

Desired skills for telemetry technician include:

Medical terminology
ECG rhythms
Departments within the hospital
Basic gas measurement principals
Gas regulation and distribution
Medical terms
Medical terms and at least one
Network communication protocols and telecommunications
Abbreviations and symbols
Basic patient-care activities related to patient care technician duties

Desired experience for telemetry technician includes:

Prior experience with electrocardiograms or in some related medical field required
Applicant must have certification as telemetry technician or equivalent
Applicant must successfully complete basic EKG class or pass the hospital's EKG exam
Demonstrates effective verbal and communication skills
Works within the policy and procedures of nursing services and the hospital
Must complete classes or arrhythmia recognition and pass on arrhythmia exam with a minimum score of 85% and 100% on lethal arrhythmias

Telemetry Technician Examples

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Telemetry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of telemetry 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 telemetry technician
  • Supports unit with communication and other operational duties as delegated by the manager/designee
  • Organizes and facilitates smooth flow of work and communication of information within unit and among hospital departments
  • Facilitates response to patient/family/physician needs communicated via call system or telephone
  • Records, labels and posts a six second strip at the beginning of each shift and as needed with any changes in rhythm
  • Applies universal precautions according to potential exposure routes
  • Clerical Duties related to Nursing Unit activities
  • Receptionist/greeter
  • Maintains telemetry and monitoring equipment in good working order
  • Identifies and responds appropriately by communicating changes in patient’s ECG to the RN
  • Maintain and update patient EKG histories
Qualifications for telemetry technician
  • Acceptable references from school and/or former employer(s)
  • Primarily this will consist of support relating to regulation, pressure control monitoring, L/P plant operation, distribution gas heaters, and electronic equipment
  • Must score a minimum of 80% on an arrhythmia interpretation exam
  • Acute and/ or emergency care experience as telemetry/ cardiac monitor tech or related cardiac monitoring experience OR an approved equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Acute healthcare experience preferred
  • Related college/ vocational preparation preferred
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Telemetry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of telemetry technician. 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 technician
  • Associate may work in situations where they are required to handle medications during the distribution or administration process
  • Assist co-workers in completing their duties to promote effective teamwork
  • Will be required to float to the CNA position if holds a CNA certificate
  • Demonstrates competency in monitoring and interpreting telemetry rhythms
  • Demonstrates responsibility for containment of hospital costs and conservation of office supplies
  • Documents findings
  • Oversee and communicate cardiac patterns on telemetric devices
  • Maintain telemetry monitoring equipment and supply inventory
  • Document irregular rhythms and monitors changes in heartbeat
  • Forward changes to nurse and/or attending physician for analysis and interpretation
Qualifications for telemetry technician
  • High School graduate or GED with reading, writing, spelling, and math skills
  • Previous telemetry monitoring experience preferred
  • 1 year of inpatient hospital experience preferred
  • This position is represented by SEIU-UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement
  • Previous experience as a Monitor Technician in an acute care setting preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position
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Telemetry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a telemetry technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for telemetry technician
  • Document irregular rhythms and monitor changes in heartbeat
  • Notify physicians of consults
  • Oversee and communicate cardiac pattern on telemetric devices
  • Document irregular rhythm and monitos changes in heartbeat
  • Forward change to nurse and/or attending physician for analysis and interpretation
  • Appropriately processes admission, transfer and discharge records/forms
  • Consistently maintains an organized and safe work environment
  • Accurately prepares, maintains and disassembles patient charts
  • Answers the telephone in a friendly manner, identifying self, title and department correctly
  • Promptly responds to telemetry orders and discharges in EPIC and accurately maintains telemetry flow sheets
Qualifications for telemetry technician
  • EKG/Telemetry Technician certification
  • Must pass a basic dysrhythmia test prior to completion of orientation
  • Telemetry Technician certification
  • Current CNA license in the state of Colorado
  • 1 year experience as a Telemetry Technician, preferred
  • Up to 3 months beyond High School
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Telemetry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of telemetry 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 telemetry technician
  • Answers call light system in a friendly/courteous manner and follows through appropriately
  • Accurately maintains logbook of admissions/discharges/census
  • Accurately analyzes EKG rhythm strips, maintains EKG record, reports any problems to RN and escalates issues to the RN Charge Nurse when necessary
  • Displaying a “customer service” oriented attitude
  • Monitors patient’s cardiac rhythms and/or oxygen saturation using appropriate cardiac monitoring equipment
  • Recognizes rhythms with the potential to alter the patient’s physiology and obtains a documentary ECG strip
  • Maintains current knowledge of the technical operation and capabilities of the central monitoring station
  • Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s safety, risk management, infection prevention, and regulatory standards
  • Performs related duties as required and other duties as assigned by management
  • Reviewing patient records to determine normal heart rhythms
Qualifications for telemetry technician
  • BLS certification within 90 days of hire date
  • Will be required to pass a written EKG test if interviewed
  • Must be within 30 minutes of the Hospital
  • Previous monitor technician or paramedic experience preferred
  • Licensed Paramedic, LPN with EKG training, or RN nursing student with EKG training
  • Successful completion of a telemetry course prior to working independently, required
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Telemetry Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a telemetry technician. 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 technician
  • Observing monitor screen and listening for alarms that would identify abnormal heart rhythm variations
  • Notifying nurses and/or doctors when needed
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment, ensuring batteries are charged and installed properly
  • Licensed Paramedic / EMT, LPN with EKG training, or RN nursing student with EKG training preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED with 2 year’s experience, Associates degree or Technical degree required
  • Licensed Paramedic, LPN with EKG training, or RN nursing student with EKG training is preferred
  • Calibrate and maintain SCADA and distribution measurement under the direction of a Sr Telemetry Technician
  • Analyze and repair measurement and telemetry problems with the assistance of a Sr Telemetry Technician
  • Install new equipment in the SCADA and Distribution systems and maintain related documentation under the direction of a Sr Telemetry Technician
  • Provide technical assistance for the Metretek network under the guidance of a Sr Telemetry Technician
Qualifications for telemetry technician
  • Previous experience with telemetry / cardiac monitoring in an acute setting, preferred
  • Certification Bonus and Voucher system
  • Dependent Scholarship
  • Financial Wellness Program with a CFP
  • High School Diploma or equivalent a minimum
  • Must be a team player that is flexible and adaptable

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