EKG Monitor Technician/ Unit Secretary - Telemetry in Gardena, CA at CB Network

Date Posted: 1/8/2022

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Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: EKG Monitor Technician/ Unit Secretary - Telemetry 

City: Gardena / State: California    


Day Shift

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title:  EKG Monitor Technician/ Unit Secretary


Job Summary:

The Monitor Tech performs various functions that support the multidisciplinary team in delivering high quality, cost-effective care. The Monitor tech employs effective communication skills in all interactions and when relaying important EKG changes to nursing staff.  Maintains competency requirements for EKG interpretation, computer skills associated with the monitoring system and other job related functions.  Maintains vigilant monitoring to ensure EKG dysrhythmias are reported and documented per policy.  This position will routinely perform Unit Secretary duties for the unit as assigned. 


Essential Job Duties: 

  • Monitors heart rhythm pattern of patients in special care unit of hospital to detect abnormal pattern variances, using telemetry equipment: Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.

  • Observes screen of cardiac monitor and listens for alarm to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm.

  • Promptly informs primary care nurse, charge nurses, nurses, or nursing supervisor of variances to initiate examination of patient.

  • Demonstrate ability to correctly and safely operate the Telemetry equipment, office equipment and maintain a safe environment

  • Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice

  • Serves as a role model for the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and fulfills other job duties as requested within Scope of Practice

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.

  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.

  • Follows all safety rules while on the job.  Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.

  • Performs job duties in accordance with established policy/procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Protects patient and family privacy rights and maintains confidentiality of patient records and computer security codes, as well as protects the integrity of privileged information.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.

  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.

  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.

  • Maintains established departmental policies/procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs and technical standards.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or its equivalent is required

  • Prior health care experience and medical terminology required

  • A minimum of 12 months experience monitoring ECG/ Dysrhythmia in an acute care setting preferred.


  • Current BLS for Health Care Providers card.

  • Successful completion of Dysrhythmia for Monitor Tech course prior to completion of orientation.

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.