Under the general supervision of the Unit Director and with the authority of the Director of Nursing, the telemetry technician monitors the cardiac rhythms of patients in CCU and the other floors/departments.  Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interpret the monitors based on related criteria for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric population.

WORKERS SUPERVISEDNo other workers are supervised by this position. 

SUPERVISED BY: CCU Director, CCU charge nurses and Nursing Supervisors.                  


EDUCATION:  Job requires graduation from high school  & current CPR certificaiton; EKG Course preferred, however may be waived if employee is able to pass the pre-employment EKG interpretation exam with a minimum score of 80% to be considered for employment.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Job requires no previous experience although related hospital experience is desired.  The employee will complete an orientation program of sufficient duration and content to prepare them for their specific duties in the hospital before they administer direct patient care independently, but at least within thirty (30) days of their hire date.  Computer experience is helpful, since job does involve some order entry into the computer.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Basic EKG rhythm interpretation necessary.  Computer knowledge helpful for order entry into computer.  The job will require a certain degree of creative thinking and judgement, since decisions will have to be made on a variety of different patient EKG recordings.  This job will require times where the telemetry tech. will have to notify nurses of the potential need for initiating immediate measures to counteract an unfavorable condition.


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