Monitor Tech 3 West

The Monitor Tech is an unlicensed person who performs indirect care in the department setting. Monitors cardiac rhythms via direct cardiac monitors. Meets the communication needs of the department. Able to assist nursing staff for duties involving indirect patient care.


  • Demonstrate ability, under supervision of an RN, to perform, communicate and document observations and data collection on all patients per policy
  • Observe and monitors for arrhythmia and reports changes to the RN
  • Document rhythm strip at the beginning of each shift, with any change in rhythm, on admission, and at the end of each shift
  • Accurately interpret patient rhythms, rate, PR interval, QRS interval
  • Ensure cardiac monitors are set with the appropriate parameters for the patient and are audible at all times
  • Ensure all telemetry supplies are readily available and functioning. Notify BioMed for any nonfunctioning equipment.
  • Maintain telemetry admission and transfer log book.
  • Participate in PI data collection as needed
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Knowledge of the provision of quality patient care
  • Avoid and prevents injury to self by applying principles of body mechanics
  • Report all unusual incidents to the appropriate person and significant changes in patient condition to the registered nurse or team leader
  • Document patient care in the EMR
  • Understand and abide by all departmental and hospital policy and procedures
  • Attend scheduled and mandatory in-services
  • Comply with JCAHO/ODH/CMS standards specific to the position
  • Knowledge of the hospital safety program and emergency codes and emergency preparedness procedures
  • Maintain the department in a neat, clean and orderly manner eliminating any seen or known hazards
  • Knowledge and compliance with standard and transmission-based precautions
  • Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
  • Six months previous experience as a monitor tech preferred
  • BLS upon hire and maintain current

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks
  • Must be able to handle stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions and distractions
  • Must be highly motivated and willing to assume additional jobs and duties as needed
  • Strong computer skills to include EMR and Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to accurately determine patient’s vital signs
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting 3-6 hours daily
  • Standing 3-6 hours daily
  • Walking 3-6 hours daily
  • Wrist deviation and repetitions
  • Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Occasionally twisting, bending, pulling, pushing or squatting/kneeling
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals or infections