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Telemonitor Technician

Company: SSM Health
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:

Ensures continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythms by observing cardiac monitors; maintains all records and reports of rhythm strips in accordance with the established nursing standards and procedures.


  • Runs strip at time of admission, every 4 hours, and with any rhythm change.
  • Measures PR, QRS, and QT and interprets rhythm accurately when a strip is run.
  • Each strip is signed with first initial, full last name and position.
  • Tubes completed rhythm verification form to appropriate unit in a timely manner. Posts strips on telemetry log for all units.
  • Notifies appropriate unit and staff for any changes in baseline rhythm, including heart rate, or potentially lethal rhythms in adults or children according to protocol.
  • Ensures that alarms are on at all times and set at appropriate limits for adults and children according to protocol.
  • Notifies appropriate staff when electrodes or batteries need to be checked, replaced or changed.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the effect certain procedures or medications have on a patient’s rhythm.
  • Runs continuous strip for sustained VT, V-fib, asystole and bradycardia less than 40 per minute until code team arrives or otherwise notified.
  • Maintains telemetry logs, current patient information, does transmitter/SPO2 inventory per shift, and telemetry charges.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • No experience required


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.

Keywords: SSM Health, Jefferson City , Telemonitor Technician, Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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