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Become A Telemetry Technician

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Working As A Telemetry 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 Telemetry Technician Do At St. Mary's Good Samaritan

* Fosters, participates and is knowledgeable in Shared Governance as defined at St.
* Mary's Hospital using the conceptual framework for nursing practice as a guide.
* Assumes responsibility and accountability for own practice, continuing education and competency (i.e., mandatory in-services, CPR, staff meetings).
* Shares expertise and knowledge with coworkers and peers.
* Assists in orientation of new nursing personnel.
* Supports the activities, decisions and initiative of colleagues.
* Respects the confidentiality and dignity of patients.
* Communicates effectively with customers
* Punctual for reports/breaks.
* Uses supplies effectively.
* Completes work within required shift, i.e., end of shift; OT minimal or nonexistent.
* Initiates patient monitoring on admission if ordered by the physician and discontinues patient monitoring on discharge, transfer or as ordered by the physician.
* Maintains surveillance of patient’s on telemetry monitoring and provides the appropriate registered nurse and other clinicians with immediate notification of any heart rate or rhythm changes.
* Provides nursing and other clinicians with an analysis of patient rhythms including; P
* R intervals, QRS intervals, Q
* T intervals, heart rate, rhythm or presence of ectopy.
* Prints a telemetry strip on each patient at least every 8 hours, completes analysis, mounts and properly stores each strip in the appropriate patient’s medical record.
* When continuous pulse oximetry monitoring is ordered document reading every hour and notify the Registered Nurse if not within ordered parameters or the reading falls below 90%.
* Maintains and stocks all designated equipment, replaces defective equipment and reports failures to Clinical Engineering.
* Performs other duties as requested

What Does A Telemetry Technician Do At Northwell Health

* Performs various procedures as directed.
* Sets-up and operates telemetry and electrocardiogram equipment.
* Observes cardiac monitor tracing of assigned patients on telemetry.
* Monitors ECG monitoring bank.
* Places patient on cardiac monitoring using proper skin preparation.
* Obtains clear, readable six second strips.
* Ensures monitor alarms are “on” when patient is on unit.
* Records measurements of heart rate, PR interval and QRs on rhythm strips.
* Documents rhythms with measurements on worksheet of all patients once a shift as necessary.
* Identifies NSR, SB, ST Asytole, PAC’S, SVT, A
* Fib, A
* Flutter, PVC’s, VT, Bigeminy, Trigeminy.
* Ensures recorded rhythm strips are mounted and placed on patient’s chart after review by the nurse.
* Documents changes in rhythm and rate; and notifies nurse.
* Provides nurses with initial rate and rhythm interpretation within 30 minutes of being connected to monitor.
* Implements cardiac monitoring orders as requested by the nurse.
* Review cardiac monitoring orders as requested by the nurse.
* Participates in the orientation of new telemetry technicians.
* Assists in ordering telemetry supplies and maintaining equipment.
* Maintains necessary supplies and inventory.
* Completes requisition forms with necessary data to maintain a supply of materials.
* Calls Bio
* Medical Engineering/Maintenance, as necessary, for mechanical problems.
* Cleans cardiac monitoring equipment per infection control and bioengineering procedures
* Assists with the admissions and discharge processes.
* Performs direct patient care as assigned for designated group of patients including but not limited to grade I and II decubitus care; activities of daily living appropriate to patient’s condition; delegated patient care procedures; certain diagnostic tests consistent with established procedures; and phlebotomy.
* Performs related duties, as required

What Does A Telemetry Technician Do At Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency

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* 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

What Does A Telemetry Technician Do At The Arora Group

* TECHNICIANS: The Telemetry Technicians in the Multi
* Service Ward are responsible for rendering highly specialized Cardiovascular, Cardiac, and Post Anesthesia care to the pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations.
* Duties shall be performed in the Multi
* Service Ward, which consists of up to 22 telemetry beds, and telemetry techs are responsible for monitoring telemetry patients from internal medicine, pediatrics, surgical, ENT, Family Practice, and Orthopedics specialties, and monitoring the continuous pulse oximetry of these patients.
* The average census for the Multi
* Service Ward telemetry monitoring technician is 6
* and the average number of admissions per month is 120
* Identify life threatening dysrhythmias and take immediate and appropriate action.
* Prepare patient and exam rooms prior to patient’s arrival.
* Transport patients to other clinical areas as needed.
* Maintain exam room stock levels and perform routine maintenance of exam rooms, to include dusting, cleaning wash basins, etc

What Does A Telemetry Technician Do At Valley View Medical Center

* To monitor and record heart rhythms for patients receiving telemetry cardiac monitoring.
* Recognizes all changes in the heart’s rate, rhythm or pattern, record the changes, and if necessary, contact a nurse or physician.
* Ability to troubleshoot equipment and recognize false alarms.
* Responsible for issuing, logging and tracking telemetry devices.
* Must have good technical skills in identifying heart rhythm patterns that may be complex.
* The telemetry technician must be accurate in her/his readings to prevent errors in treatment.
* Demonstrates good communication skills, with attention to detail and must be able to communicate with medical professionals at all levels.
* Provide excellent customer service.
* C.A
* R.E
* S.: Committed to demonstrating the following behaviors that shows that the healthcare team at Twin County Regional Healthcare CARES about our patients/families/physicians and each other:
* Commit to a culture of safety and service
* Act as a team with others
* Respond to others’ needs
* Engage others’ in a meaningful way
* Seek ways to positively influence others
* Pursues ongoing continuing education to remain current in practice.
* Demonstrates flexibility in response to new and improved work processes.
* Maintains EOC standards by knowing and following procedures in emergency management, hazardous material management, life safety, fire safety, infection control and security.
* Complies with regulatory requirements and Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
* Works as scheduled, without unplanned absences.
* Arrives on time and ready to work.
* Consistently communicates to co-workers, medical staff, ancillary departments and customers to promote a collaborative and cooperative environment.
* Completes/attends all required in-services and unit staff meetings.
* Ability to problem-solve effectively to provide quality patient care.
* Ability to work with all age groups including infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.
* Competently works with Paragon applications (computer system

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How To Become A Telemetry 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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Telemetry Technician Career Paths

Telemetry Technician
Technician Service Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Office Manager Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Physician Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
10 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Home Health Aid Registered Nurse Supervisor
Career Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Unit Manager General Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Case Manager Therapist
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Monitor Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Phlebotomist Case Manager Service Director
Director Of Support Services
8 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Instructor Assistant Professor
Laboratory Director
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Licensed Practical Nurse Physician
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Phlebotomist Billing Specialist Medical Coder
Medical Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Monitor Technician Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse Case Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Billing Specialist Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Cardiovascular Technician Clinical Specialist Clinical Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Technician Service Manager
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Instructor Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Cardiovascular Technician Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Telemetry Technician Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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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

  • Swedish

  • German

  • Bosnian

  • Albanian

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Arabic

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Top Telemetry Technician Skills

  1. EKG
  2. Patient Heart Rhythms
  3. Patient Care
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform cardiac tests on patient using an EKG to identify heart condition including irregular rhythms or blood clot.
  • Monitor and analyze patient heart rhythms and advise doctors and nurses of any life threatening arrhythmias.
  • Tasked to train new hires on maintaining same detailed and high quality standards of patient care
  • Admit and discharge all patients to telemetry monitoring and notify/ collaborate with all staff in that patients care.
  • Record and mounts individual rhythm strips, report changes and/or irregularities in rhythm to RN.

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