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The telemetry monitor technician under direct supervision assists the nursing and medical staff by observing cardiac rhythms on the central monitor. They recognize and report changes that might occur and perform selected technical and assigned clerical duties.
A day in the life of a Telemetry Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
1. Properly prepares, places and maintains telemetry monitoring on patients as ordered including orienting patients to the telemetry system. Properly identifies each cardiac rhythm, and obtains and mounts the arrhythmia strips and trends with label and interpretation. Reports cardiac rhythm changes to primary nurse and/or charge nurse. Reviews alarms with interdisciplinary team including, but not limited to, MDs, nursing staff, and therapies. Demonstrates effective communication skills when dealing with patients, families and colleagues
2. Maintains accurate and current Admission/Discharge Sheet, Telemetry Report Sheet, and EKG Log. Gives report to oncoming Telemetry Tech. Communicates with Charge Nurse, Primary Nurse and Transport when patient requires the telemetry monitoring system to be put on or taken off. Precepts and orients new Telemetry Techs as needed. Answer phones and any other administrative task deemed necessary by the Nurse Manager/Charge nurse
3. Maintains adequate stock and supplies. Maintains cleanliness of telemetry equipment including telemetry transmitter. Maintains accurate and current maintenance log. Reports malfunction of equipment to charge nurse / biomed
4. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
5. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs. Successful completion of a cardiac rhythm course within 3 months of hire.
2. Documentation of successful training as a monitor technician or equivalent experience.
If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!