Telemetry Technician

Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago


Monitors heart rhythm pattern for identified patient care areas using telemetry equipment. Analyzes rhythm intervals, watches for acute rhythm changes, and communicates with nursing regarding patient telemetry status changes. Performs additional unit support duties under the direction of the unit manager/ designee.


  • Interprets telemetry rhythms, monitors for changes, and notifies RN of patient telemetry status changes

  • Recognizes and trouble shoots equipment malfunction

  • Exhibits critical thinking skills and appropriate judgments in decision making and actions related to alarm parameters, antiarrhythmic detection and rhythm quality

  • Maintains knowledge and skill level in all aspects of telemetry equipment and monitoring

  • Assists in emergency situations as directed by nursing and/or medical staff

  • Follows procedure for correct patient identification

  • Performs routine and complex telemetry monitoring procedures within established guidelines

  • Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances

  • Informs nurse of variances to initiate examination of patient

  • Measures length and height of patients rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout using calipers, and posts information on the appropriate documentation form/ EHR

  • Supports unit with communication and other operational duties as delegated by the manager/designee

  • Organizes assigned work and accurately completes workload

  • Communicates with departments when needed to ensure an orderly, efficient, and timely workflow

  • Under direction of the manager, helps in the training/orientation of new employees

  • Readily accepts changes in assignment and demonstrates flexibility in altering workflow and/or job responsibilities

  • Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with the unit charge nurses, staff nurses, RRT/ Flyer, and physicians


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Acute and/ or emergency care experience as telemetry/ cardiac monitor tech or related cardiac monitoring experience OR an approved equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of required competency test

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Telemetry monitoring and EKG interpretation

  • Acute healthcare experience preferred

  • Related college/ vocational preparation preferred

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal expression and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently perform job functions in a fast paced environment

  • Computer and clerical skills

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

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