Telemetry Monitor Technician
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: August 4, 2022
Summary MyMichigan Health will provide the training required for
this position. Previous Telemetry experience is not required.
GENERAL SUMMARY: This position assumes daily tasks of observing,
operating, and maintaining cardiac monitors. Identifies cardiac
arrhythmias and seeks appropriate intervention. Performs
miscellaneous duties as assigned.
(30%)* Assumes daily tasks of observing, operating, and maintaining
the cardiac monitors, both individual telemetry units on patients,
and the main telemetry monitors located at the nurse's station.
(30%)* Must diligently observe cardiac monitors, interpret heart
rate and rhythm with accuracy, obtain baseline strips, recognize
and report arrhythmias, record additional strips throughout shift
as needed. (25%)* Identifies any changes in a cardiac pattern and
any life-threatening dysrhythmias and notifies the appropriate
Registered Nurse within an appropriate time frame. (15%)* Maintain
the telemetry equipment. This includes replacing batteries, wires,
and/or electrode pads, and cleaning equipment. OTHER DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtains rhythm strips as directed by nurse or
physician in conjunction with change of patient condition,
administration of medication, etc. In the performance of the
regular job duties, it is appropriate for this job code to have
access to the medication room and supply room for the purpose of
stocking. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. REQUIRED
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: HS Diploma or GED
required. BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or
transfer date. Knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical, and
computer skills. Knowledge of medical terminology. Interpersonal
skills needed to communicate with individuals and groups and
interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and
concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Must successfully
pass dysrhythmia testing with an 84% score or higher during
pre-employment process or provide the commitment to take the course
that incorporates the following clinical concepts: 1. Understand
the anatomy, physiology, conduction, and electrophysiology of the
2. Identify components of rhythm strip analysis.
3. Identify and discuss management of sinus, atrial, and ventrical
4. Identify and discuss management of cardiac paced rhythms.
5. Correctly identify the following rhythms: complete heart block,
ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and asystole.
Successful completion of STEMI and 12 lead recognition course that
will be able to identify: normal and aberrant heart conduction,
name of components of normal cardiac cycle, understand the
acquisition of the 12-lead ECG and differentiate between bipolar,
uni-polar, and chest (pericardial) leads, evaluate a normal and
abnormal 12 lead ECG, identify characteristics of disease
pathophysiology and presentation on electrocardiograms, and define
STEMI, NSTEMI, and 12 lead presentation. Must successfully pass
annual competency dysrhythmia testing. Successful completion of
annual competency requirement(s), including mandatory education
modules. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and
employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.
Employees may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health. Documented successful
completion of dysrhythmia course or equivalent (such as a
bachelor's degree in cardiac rehab) in addition to successful
pre-employment testing preferred. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations,
including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief
and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes
latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an
assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the
job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing
is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently
required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require
frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.
Some exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially
infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne
pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple
tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and
predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity
is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and
feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to
frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to
occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Telemetry Monitor Technician, Professions , Midland, Michigan
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