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Monitor Technician

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Olney
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Part Time
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Evening / Night Shift with rotating weekend
A health care team member who observes the cardiac monitors to identify and documents dysrhythmias and notifies RN of any critical life-threatening issues.

  • Clinical/Technical: Monitors patients, supplies or equipment as directed by supervisory staff.
  • Interprets basic dysrhythmias, calculates heart rates and EKG intervals (PR, QRS, QT Intervals).
  • Accurately admits patients to the remote monitor station (patient first and last name, room number and date).
  • Uses 2 patient identifiers when admitting and discharging patients from the remote monitor.
  • Notifies the Primary RN of any change in the patient's rhythm at the time of the occurrence and documents same via a tracing.
  • Completes daily counts of all remote monitoring equipment and documents (telemetries, pulse Oxy, NTX's, cables).
  • Transcribes patient data onto chart in an accurate and concise manner.
  • Documents the rhythms on the monitor Log and patient chart according to the Remote Monitor Protocol.

  • Obtains/files of monitor strips on all patients.

  • Communication: Between all levels of health care team, patients, visitors and customers.
  • Answers telephone per hospital protocol (name, unit and customer service script).
  • Works with Critical Care Charge RN daily to review remote monitors and patients. (8a and 8p).
  • Maintains professional communication with Health Care Team members at all time.
  • Obtains remote unit nursing assignments and vocera's every shift
  • Utilizes vocera and/or telephone to notify Primary RN of changes in remote monitor rhythms.
  • Ensures all rhythm strip documents arrive at remote unit each shift (7a, 3p, 11p).
  • Notifies Critical Care Charge RN / Manager of any missing equipment daily.

  • Reviews remote monitor rhythms with physician daily.

  • Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.
  • Participates in training and development activities when learning needs are identified.
  • Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.

  • Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.).

  • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments
  • Participates in departmental projects.
  • Participates in interdepartmental activities when asked.

  • Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.

  • Department/Unit Specific Duties:
  • Assists in the collection of PI Data (length of stay, ICU returns and Discharge call backs).


    • High school diploma or equivalent


      • 1-2 years of experience preferred


        • Patient Monitoring Certification or relevant monitoring experience and ECG interpretation


          • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
          • Basic computer skills to perform data entry
          • HIPAA policies on Confidentiality

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Olney , Monitor Technician, Professions , Olney, Maryland

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