Under the Nurse Manager’s direct supervision, House Supervisor, DON, and the Monitor Tech will observe patients’ cardiac rhythms placed on monitor monitors and assist in Unit Secretary duties as needed.

  • Observes the respiratory and cardiac rhythms of patients placed on monitors always.
  • Provides ongoing dialogue with Registered Nurses (R.N.)/Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)with the status of monitors and demonstrates the ability to identify emergency rhythms and baseline changes.
  • Notifies primary care nurse as needed with change in patient’s rhythm and alarms.
  • Demonstrates ability to think and prioritize workload critically.
  • Assists visitors as needed while recognizing that observing patient cardiac rhythms are a priority.
  • Consistently and accurately fills out and discusses shift report sheets to the oncoming shift.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply monitor leads and electrodes using a bedside monitor or portable transmitter.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to admit and discharge a patient from the monitor accurately system to include setting patient-specific alarm parameters.
  • Receives incoming facility calls. Demonstrates professionalism in this role to both external/internal customers.
  • Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the charge nurse.
  • When necessary, ensure critical value reports from the lab reach the primary care nurse.
  • Maintains an orderly and clean work environment.
  • Checks all alarm limits at the commencement of shift and throughout shift as needed.
  • Initiates code blue/rapid response on request of nursing staff (not based on monitoring).
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care information via charge nurse and shift report.
  • Trains new staff as directed.
  • Completes all required documentation of patient care per shift.
  • Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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Job Requirements


  • Prefer six months’ experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting.
  • Prefer 1-year experience in a Telemetry Tech position.

Education Required

  • Minimum of H.S. diploma or equivalent required
  • Current facility Telemetry certification or equivalent

Additional Information


  • Must be certified in AHA BLS
  • Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility or obtain within 90 days