Hackensack Meridian Health

Holter Scanning Technician (Full Time)

Job ID
JFK Medical Center
Job Location
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Every Other Weekend
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
Two of 6


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.


A Hotler Scanning Technicaian explains, applies and removes holter monitors on in-patients and out-patients. Scans holter tapes providing ordering physician with accurate documentation of patient's cardiac rhythms. Reports critical results and significant arrhythmias to ordering Physician/Nursing unit as per policy. Explains, applies, and removes ambulatory blood pressure monitors on out-patients. Scans ABP monitor and reports results to ordering physician.


A Day in the life of a Holter Scanning Technician at Hackensack Meridian includes:

  • Checks PHS schedule daily for out-patients. Obtains order. Verifies in-patient orders. Explains test to patient. Utilizes patient safety goals when applying holter monitor by confirming patient's identity and reducing risk of healthcare associated infections.
  • Properly preps chest, applies electrodes and attaches holter monitor to patient. Takes a rhythm strip, reinforces importance of diary recording and restrictions while wearing. Notes patient's cardiac medications on diary. Douments in the interdepartmental procedure record, for in-patients, all information that is required.
  • Scans holter monitors. Documents reason for requested test from Physician's order, patient's medications and ordering Physician on holter report. Charges completed holter monitor test in computer. Interprets and documents arrhythmias and changes in cardiac rhythm.
  • Communicaties critical results to Physicians and Registered Nurses as per policy after performing scan. Sends reports to ordering Physician and Medical Records.
  • Identifies quality improvement issues and develops processes to address folowing Plan Do Check Act method. Participate in the collection, analysis, and application of performance improvement data for follow up and resolution. Participates in system and interdepartmental quality improvement activities, especially work groups.
  • Records critical results in log book. Complies with local, state and federal regulatory and accrediting standards. Participates in continuing education, completing required e-learning, and attends required system programs annually. Maintains awareness of department issues by attending monthly staff meetings and/or reading monthly staff meeting minutes, utilizing the read and sign sheets.
  • Orders/maintains supplies for holter/ABP monitors. Contacts appropriate area for any repairs needed and follows up until completion. Maintains/cleans equipment between patients. Ensures date and time settings are correct on monitors. Verifies monitors are programmed and ready for application.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly reports/statistics on tests performed. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager to assist in the efficient operation of the department.
  • Train new technicians to apply, remove and/or scan holter/download ABP monitors. Orient to JFK Medical Center, department, and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with and assures staff compliance with established dress code and personal protection equipment requirements.
  • Checks PHS schedule for out-patients. Obtains order. Explains test to patient. utilizes patient safety goals when applying monitor by confirming patient's identity and reducing risk of healthcare associated infections. Sets up monitor with patient's information. Selects proper size cuff for patient's arm. Apply cuff. Attach monitor and take reading.
  • Reinforces importance of diary recording and restrictions while wearing. Notes patient's cardiac medications on diary.
  • Removes monitor. Charges completed ABP monitors in computer. Uploads report from monitor. Prepares report and sends to ordering physician and Medical Records.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Certification and/or successful completion of a cardiac arrhythmia detection course.
  2. At least one year experience in an acute care hospital or clinical setting focusing on cardiac arrhythmia detection.
  3. Excellent communication skills when working with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare team members. Basic computer skills.
  4. Holter scanning experience.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  1. None

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!


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