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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing competent and professional telemetry monitoring and performing other department-specific responsibilities as required by the department. The monitor technician works with the unit teams to identify, monitor and communicate telemetry rhythms and changes to prevent adverse outcomes.   Job Duties

  • The telemetry technician may have an expanded role to include Patient Care Technician and/or Unit Secretary
  • Professionally collaborates with Licensed Nurses and Physicians regarding rhythm interpretations and/or questions
  • Promptly communicates cardiac arrhythmias, rhythm changes or other significant events to the primary Licensed Nurse
  • Demonstrates ability to observe, interpret and document cardiac rhythms
Department Specific Duties
  • Measures and provides interpretation all of telemetry patients every 4 hours or as changes occur
  • Works closely with the Shift Supervisor on each unit
  • Accurately completes inventory of telemetry packs every shift
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Successful completion of 144 hours cardiac rhythm interpretation training
  • Successful completion of cardiac rhythm interpretation competency exam upon hire and annually
  • Excellent, effective and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to function independently and as a collaborative member of the healthcare team
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills
  • Manages stress appropriately to include multitasking, concentration to detail and handling of sentinel events
  • Ability to operate efficiently within Philips and Epic systems.
Professional Experience
  • Previous Telemetry Technician experience preferred
  • Previous LPN, Patient Care Technician or EMT-1 experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Medical Terminology Class preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently

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