Cardiac Arrhythmia Monitor/Telemetry Tech- Per diem

Req ID: 21280

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: AX - Active - Per Diem 

Job Summary

May be filling multiple positions


Provides supportive care to patients including surveillance of monitoring equipment and assists nurses in the provision of care and the maintenance of a clean, comfortable and well-stocked nursing unit.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assists in the provision of care to patients and families.  (30%)
  • Quickly and accurately communicates patient information to the appropriate team member
  • Responds according to unit procedures in emergency situations.
  • Sets up arrhythmia monitoring system and equipment and prepares it for reuse.
  • Responds to patient/family requests and obtains assistance of other team members as needed to address patient needs.
  • Communicates with other team members as to patient status and needs.
  • Orients new staff and students to the role, monitoring system and admit/transfer/discharge processes.
  • Attends training related to arrhythmia monitoring system upgrades as needed
  • Receives report and updates from charge nurse on new patients.
  • Gives report end of shift to bedside nurse, oncoming telemetry tech and charge nurse.


  1. Assesses and analyze ECG information from the arrhythmia monitoring system.  (60%)    
  • Continuously assess ECG recordings for all cardiac patients in the CICU or CCU/CPRU, as well as all remotely monitored patients.
  • Assess each patient’s lead placement to assure that the monitoring system is able to read the ECG correctly.
  • Notifies Nurse of need for change in lead placement
  • Immediately responds to each patient’s alarms or presence of abnormal tracings by notifying the nurse or MD.
  • Notifies the RN, Charge Nurse and/or MD of all true crisis of warning alarms.
  • Recognizes various wave forms and distinguishes aberrations in cardiac rhythms.
  • Collects and maintains records of patients ECG tracings including measurements at least once a shift
  • Collaborates with charge nurse to receive ongoing information regarding admissions, transfers, discharges and changes in patient’s condition.
  • Activated the rapid response team/code team for any patient situation that requires such intervention.


  1. Collaborates with other teams to assure safe patient practice.  (10%)
  • Collaborates with OMS to manage supplies and adjust par levels as needed
  • Collaborates with biomed to identify issues related to monitor system related issues as they occur.
  • Ensures telemetry packs are available for each patient.
  • Maintains tracking system to ensure consistent maintenance of telemetry packs
  • Notifies biomed of broken equipment broken equipment, tags it and moves it
  • Generates service charges for equipment and supply items use by patients.

Required Education and Experience

  • Required Education: High School/GED.
  • Required Experience: Minimum of 1 year in an acute care setting.


Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • Graduation from a cardiographic technician program preferred.
  • Telemetry experience preferred

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks according to unit needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships.


All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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