Responsible for the monitoring of patients
Assesses and reports the patient’s monitoring and/or life threatening events to medical/nursing staff
Also responsible for documenting and posting rhythm strips into patient record
Works under the direction of an RN
Utilizing a team approach and under the supervision and administration of the Charge Nurse, the Monitor Tech will perform the following duties on the nursing unit:
High School graduate is preferred, but may have its equivalent.
Must attend arrhythmia course and pass with at least 80%.
Must take telemetry competency annually and pass with at least 80%.
Previous hospital experience with some knowledge of medical terms is desirable.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
CPR required only if the individual also provides direct
patient care (i.e. CAN/LPN cross-trained as Monitor Tech/Unit Secretary or vice-versa.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be able to identify life threatening arrhythmias (vtach/vent defibrillation).
Must have sufficient knowledge of the English language.
Must have sufficient knowledge to transcribe Physician’s orders, make out requisitions, reports, maintain simple records and perform various related clerical tasks.
Pertinent in-services as requested by Nurse Manager.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English