Cardiac Monitor Technician

Cardiac Telemetry

PRN (as needed)

Variable Shift

Purpose and Scope:

The Monitor Technician is responsible for the accurate identification of cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias for all patients on the telemetry monitoring service. He/she must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with coworkers, staff, physicians, and patients/families. A fundamental knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, conductivity and rhythms is required. He/she must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the monitoring process and effective, efficient use of the telemetry equipment. The telemetry monitor technician works under the supervision of the Patient Care Director.

I. Position Requirements:

A. Education: High School graduate, or equivalency diploma. Satisfactory completion of courses in cardiac rhythm analysis and identification. Current CPR certification.

B. Experience: One year previous telemetry experience preferred.

II. Special Considerations

A minimum score of 90% is mandatory on the Telemetry Proficiency Examination.