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Become A Monitor Technician

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Working As A Monitor Technician

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $54,880

    Average Salary

What Does A Monitor Technician Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

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* Under the general supervision of the Director, Medical Surgical/Telemetry Unit, and the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Monitor Technician is responsible for the initiation, surveillance, and discontinuation of electrocardiograph monitoring on the Medical Surgical/Telemetry Unit.
* The Monitor Technician also performs clerical and support services for the unit.
* Demonstrates the facility’s Standards of Performance, ICARE values, and Patient Promise.
* Assesses, monitors, records, reports, and follows through on symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
* Creates and maintains accurate, detailed reports and records.
* Adheres to standards of safety and infection control, in the delivery of patient care.
* Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and complies with all policies and procedures related to the performance of job duties

What Does A Monitor Technician Do At Tri-City Medical Center

* Observe and accurately identifies normal and abnormal cardiac wave forms.
* Demonstrates ability to recognize life threatening arrhythmias/dysrhythmia.
* Deliver rhythm strips to respective unit.
* Measures, labels cardiac wave forms, and post strips per unit specific policy.
* Observe and identify patient behaviors that may suggest a safety risk.
* Communicate with the Unit RN or ANM ASAP regarding safety risks that are potential or real.
* Document safety risk events in a clear and accurate manner.
* Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities
* Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.
* Communicate any safety risks to the Unit ANM where the patient resides

What Does A Monitor Technician Do At Highmark Health

* Performs exercise and pharmacologic Stress Tests and ECG's. (25%)
* Applies Holter Monitor Records to both in and out patients, instructing the patients on proper care of the unit and maintaining patient diaries.
* Scans Holter Monitor results with a computerized scanning unit, and prepares data for physician interpretation. (25%)
* Provides diagnostic 12 ECG testing to in and out patient population. (25%)
* Maintains organized and complete documentation of clinical data for all procedures in accordance with established guidelines, and ensures the availability of complete electronic files for physician review. (25%)
* Performs other duties as assigned or required

What Does A Monitor Technician Do At Sanford Health

* basic computer keyboarding skills, monitoring and interpreting patient rhythms, tearing down and assembling patient charts, calling other departments to inform them of ordered tests and procedures, and stocking supplies.
* Must know how to use organizational policies and procedures.
* May have access to medications for purposes of distribution to licensed personnel.
* May include reception duties i.e. answering phones, use of multi-line telephone system and spectra-links.
* Must be organized and have ability to prioritize work, function under and handle stress and ability to do detailed work efficiently.
* Must have good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills and able to collaborate with other team members.
* Part
* Time 36hrs per 2-week pay period / 12hr Nights 7pm
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What Does A Monitor Technician Do At Valley View Medical Center

* Performs continual surveillance of multiple monitors.
* Identifies significant arrhythmias and/or signs of patient distress and intervenes appropriately.
* Identifies and corrects for artifacts.
* Reports abnormal assessment and telemetry findings or changes in patient physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
* Tests equipment for proper working order.
* Reports equipment problems to supervisor.
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Graduate of a Program in Discipline
* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred
* Telemetry Certification

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How To Become A Monitor Technician

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, need formal education, such as an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Many employers also require professional certification.


Colleges and universities offer both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in sonography and in cardiovascular and vascular technology. One-year certificate programs also are available from colleges or hospitals.

Employers typically prefer graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Sonography, cardiovascular, and vascular education programs usually include courses in anatomy, medical terminology, and applied sciences. Most sonography programs are divided into the specialized fields that correspond to the relevant certification exams, such as abdominal sonography or breast sonography. Cardiovascular and vascular programs include coursework in either invasive or noninvasive cardiovascular or vascular technology procedures. In addition to classroom study, most programs also include a clinical component in which students earn credit while working under a more experienced technologist in a hospital, physician’s office, or imaging laboratory.

High school students who are interested in diagnostic medical sonography, cardiovascular technology, or vascular technology should take courses in anatomy, physiology, physics, and math.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most employers prefer to hire diagnostic imaging workers with professional certification. Many insurance providers and Medicare pay for procedures only if a certified sonographer, technologist, or technician performed the work. Certification is available from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Diagnostic imaging workers can earn certification by graduating from an accredited program and passing an exam. Most of the certifications are for specialties in diagnostic imaging; for example, a sonographer can earn a certification in abdominal sonography. Most diagnostic imaging workers have at least one certification, but many earn multiple certifications.

In addition, many employers prefer to hire candidates who have a Basic Life Support certification, which shows they are trained to provide CPR.

Few states require diagnostic medical sonographers to be licensed. Professional certification is typically required for licensure; other requirements vary by state. Contact state medical boards for more information.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Diagnostic imaging workers must follow precise instructions to obtain the images needed to diagnose and treat patients. They must also pay attention to the screen while scanning a patient’s body because the cues that contrast healthy areas with unhealthy ones may be subtle.

Hand-eye coordination. To get quality images, diagnostic imaging workers must be able to accurately move equipment on the patient’s body in response to what they see on the screen.

Interpersonal skills. Diagnostic imaging workers must work closely with patients. Sometimes patients are in extreme pain or mental stress, and they must get cooperation from the patient to create usable images.

Physical stamina. Diagnostic imaging workers are on their feet for long periods and must be able to lift and move patients who need assistance.

Technical skills. Diagnostic imaging workers must understand how to operate complex machinery and computerized instruments.

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Monitor Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Tagalog

  • Vietnamese

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

  • Malayalam

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Telugu

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Hebrew

  • Mandarin

  • Dari

  • Polish

  • Tamil

  • Hmong

  • Russian

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Top Monitor Technician Skills

  1. Telemetry Equipment
  2. EKG
  3. Patient Heart Rhythms
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform inventory checks on all monitor and telemetry equipment and documents.
  • Print initial EKG strips at the beginning of every shift and when there is a change in rhythm.
  • Interpret patient heart rhythms, and notify the appropriate nurse of any potentially lethal rhythms.
  • Performed continuous observation and interpretation of cardiac rhythms for telemetry patients.
  • Performed administrative and organizational duties associated with indirect patient care.

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