Monitor Technician

General Description:
Under general supervision, will monitor telemetry set up on patients.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
• Responsible for monitoring the patient once nursing staff have attached patient to the telemetry unit
• Check for accurate date/time printout on rhythm strips
• Provide daily printings of each patient's rhythm strip
• Maintain appropriate alarm settings for each patient
• Assist in troubleshooting monitor equipment
• Alert staff when a patient is in crisis
• Admit new patients and code telemetry charges into computer system
• Perform ECG's as needed
• Maintain supplies for monitor area

General Responsibilities:
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: None
Experience: One (1) year experience performing work related to patient care in a healthcare setting, six (6) months of which must have included experience as a monitor technician OR successful completion of the OU Medical Center training program OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: CPR for Healthcare Providers upon hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic arrhythmia interpretations and performing ECG tracings is helpful. Good computer skills. Good interpersonal skills that allow for developing effective working relationships with staff.

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