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Monitor Technician

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Description

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Monitors the patient's cardiac rhythms on the Telemetry Unit.

What you will do

  • Records and performs monitoring procedures as assigned
  • Reports observations and any rhythm changes immediately to the responsible RN or Charge Nurse
  • Recognizes and verifies all alarms promptly counts rhythm stripping as assigned and whenever a change in rhythm occurs
  • Applies monitor leads to patient to obtain the best ECG signal
  • Performs 12 lead EKG as requested
  • Completes all monitor recording
  • Enters patient data into the monitoring system correctly with patient medical record number included. Keeps an accurate written record of monitor rhythms on the shift
  • Recognizes equipment inadequacies and promptly reports to the Charge Nurse and Biomedical for an equipment check
  • Maintains proper par levels of the necessary batteries, electrodes, papers needed for around the clock monitoring
  • Reports off duty to the Charge Nurse before leaving the nursing unit or to incoming monitor technician
  • Establishes a good rapport and professional working relationship with all departmental personnel; maintains appropriate inter departmental communications
  • Assumes responsibility for reading all posted minutes and memos
  • Attends mandatory education classes as assigned



Education Qualifications

  • High School or equivalent Required


Experience Qualifications

  • Acute care hospital experience. Previous experience as Monitor Technician preferred Preferred


Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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