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Monitor Technician Lead/LPN

Company: SSM Health
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:


Role Purpose:

Under supervision of the Director, and in collaboration with other health care professionals, ensure continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythms by observing cardiac monitors; maintain all records and reports of rhythm strips in accordance with the established nursing standards and procedures

Knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the specific department. Ability to function effectively in stressful situations. Awareness of changing trends in nursing practice and ability to adapt. Ability to communicate in verbal and written methods. Ability and willingness to rotate shifts and adjust to necessary schedule changes. Ability to work under supervision as well as the ability to oversee others. Completion of Hospital Basic Arrhythmia Monitor Technician Examination with a score of 80% or greater.


  • Provide input into the performance evaluation process for subordinate staff. Initiate and coordinate disciplinary actions. Act as a contact person for conflict resolution. Coaches and/or counsels team members.
  • Account for all telemetry transmitters at the beginning of each shift. Notify Director of any transmitters unaccounted for. Maintain transmitter log, the locations of each transmitter (BioMed, Spacelabs, etc.) each shift.
  • Assess and provide input to leadership team regarding supply stock levels/equipment in keeping with patient care needs and cost containment. Utilize time and supplies economically and conscientiously.
  • Assist with orientation/cross-training of new personnel on the unit. Act as a mentor and/or resource person to new or developing employees. Maintain and enhance arrhythmia analysis skills by participation in education activities. Provide input regarding personal or unit educational needs.
  • Handle and operate cardiac monitors, printers, and other equipment properly and carefully as recommended in users manual, with the ability to recognize and report wear or malfunction to Biomedical Engineer and Director.
  • Operate central monitor/work station and accessories in a competent manner. Utilize varied functions and capabilities of central monitor station equipment by successfully completing orientation checklist. Utilize automated processes and clinical information systems appropriately and efficiently. Assist with general clerical duties as needed.
  • Provide immediate information to nursing personnel of change in cardiac monitor status. Notify charge nurse, and follow established policy, if nurse does not immediately place patient back on monitor.
  • Demonstrates competence in delegation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and team building. Evaluates care given by team members and gives feedback. Effectively supervises team members and maintains accountability for standard of care provided. Acts as a resource to other team members.
  • Organizes and utilizes time efficiently. Demonstrates appropriate prioritization. Maintains an organized work environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on a team. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with patients, significant others, multidisciplinary team members and co-workers.


    Minimum Qualifications:

      • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing school.
      • Current Missouri license as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Graduate Practical Nurse eligible to take State Board exam for first time. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire.

      • Monitor tech experience preferred

        About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Jefferson City

        SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

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