Telemetry Monitor Technician-Cardiovascular Med Surg

University Of Utah Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 2 months ago


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position monitors heart rhythm patterns to detect, records and reports normal and abnormal heart rhythm patterns, normal and abnormal ECG interval measurements and proper and improper pacemaker or implantable defibrillator function, utilizing telemetry equipment.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm patterns and prior variances.

  • Demonstrates correct placement of telemetry leads on patients to ensure accurate heart rhythm analysis.

  • Notifies nursing staff when leads are off.

  • Uses calipers to measure rate and ECG intervals of patients' heart rhythm patterns on graphic tape readout, analyzes the heart rhythm and records the information on patient telemetry charts.

  • Observes the cardiac monitor and notifies the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.

  • Reviews the heart rhythm patterns and analyzes the function of pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators. Notifies the nursing and medical staff of improper function.

  • Reviews patient cardiac medication profiles. Notifies the nursing and medical staff of heart rhythm pattern variances or ECG interval variances that represent adverse reactions or toxic effects of medications.

  • Assembles and maintains patient telemetry charts from admission through discharge.

  • Responds to patient call lights and notifies nursing and/or medical staff.

  • Documents time of monitors for tests, procedures and showers.

  • Facilitates the process of obtaining physicians orders for telemetry.

  • Verifies official physician telemetry order for each patient.

  • Programs and answers the pager system.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to determine when heart rhythm patterns are normal, abnormal, and/or life threatening and notify nursing and medical staff appropriately.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in medical terminology.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Must be able to obtain certification in arrhythmia every year.




  • Six months of experience identifying heart rhythm patterns.

Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Six months previous related experience.

  • Certification in arrhythmia identification.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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Telemetry Monitor Technician-Cardiovascular Med Surg

University Of Utah