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Providence Health & Services Monitor Technician - Cardiac Telemetry in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Monitor Technician - Cardiac Telemetry (0.9 FTE, Days) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Monitor Technician - Cardiac Telemetry that will be under the supervision and delegation of the Registered Nurse, has the responsibility for monitoring, documenting, and reporting the ECG activity of patients on the telemetry unit. The position is an important communication link with the RN regarding changes in cardiac rhythms.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Observe patients' rhythms continuously

  • Identify and interpret dysrhythmias accurately and responds according to set standards

  • Keep the RNs informed of rhythm changes and consistently communicate per established protocols

  • Post strips on all critical, life-threatening dysrhythmias

  • Implement the monitor standard settings and alarms on all patients on admission and as directed by the RN

  • Report significant events and gives a concise summary to oncoming RNs and MTs at change of shift

  • Document and measure ECG intervals (PR, QRS, QT) once per shift and when rhythm changes occur

  • Post intervals and rhythm strips on patient's chart

  • Maintain the telemetry log

  • Notify the RN if the patient is off the monitor

  • Inform staff of resuscitation status and who is off unit by flagging the central monitor according to unit procedure

  • Maintain telemetry supplies and equipment

  • Follow all telemetry and communication processes per standards

  • Program all pagers at beginning of shift and RN assignments

  • Program Data - Critical paging on all new patients during shift to primary RN, the Buddy and the charge RN pager

  • Clean all telemetry boxes when returned to room with antibacterial cloth


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Coursework/Training: Satisfactory completion of a Medical terminology course. -OR- equivalent educ/experience

  • Coursework/Training: Completion of a basic ECG course, -OR- completion within 30 days of hire

  • Effective problem-solving skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal relationship skills

  • Able to monitor multiple patient rhythms accurately

  • Detail oriented

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: EKG and Monitor Techs

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 313974