This position supports Mercy’s philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional telemetry monitoring and performing other department-specific responsibilities as required by the department. The monitor technician works with the unit teams to identify, monitor and communicate telemetry rhythms and changes to prevent adverse outcomes.
Job Duties/Essential Functions
Demonstrates ability to observe, interpret and document cardiac rhythms
Promptly communicates cardiac arrhythmias, rhythm changes or other significant events to the primary Licensed Nurse
Professionally collaborates with Licensed Nurses and Physicians regarding rhythm interpretations and/or questions
The telemetry technician may have an expanded role to include Patient Care Technician and/or Unit Secretary
Department Specific Duties
Measures and provides interpretation all of telemetry patients every 4 hours or as changes occur
Works closely with the Shift Supervisor on each unit
Accurately completes inventory of telemetry packs every shift
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Successful completion of 144 hours cardiac rhythm interpretation training
Successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation competency exam upon hire and annually
Excellent, effective and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to function independently and as a collaborative member of the healthcare team
Efficient time management and organizational skills
Manages stress appropriately to include multitasking, concentration to detail and handling of sentinel events
Ability to operate efficiently within Philips and Epic systems.
Previous Telemetry Technician experience preferred
Previous LPN, Patient Care Technician or EMT-1 experience preferred
High School diploma or equivalent preferred
Medical Terminology Class preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association preferred.
Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Physical Demand Requirements
Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently