Telemetry Technician

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Provides continuous telemetry monitoring for detection of arrhythmias and other problems in adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.

Required Skills

  • Completes all annual education requirements; correctly identifies life-threatening arrhythmia.
  • Documents on rhythm strips according to established guidelines.
    • Operates telemetry equipment.
    • Performs proper prep technique and placement of electrodes.
    • Maintains a clear picture.
    • Keeps log books current.
    • Hand carries rhythm sheets to floors for proper placement in chart.
  • Communicates rhythm changes to R.N. or M.D according to established guidelines.
  • Cares for equipment and work area.
    • Troubleshoots telemetry units to obtain quality view.
    • Keeps area neat and well stocked.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Education and/or Other Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Understanding of medical terminology.
  • Experience in arrhythmia detection.
  • Must be able to complete departmental training in basic physiology, interpretation of arrhythmias and operation of equipment.

General Skill Requirements

In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
  • Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
  • Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.

Position Type




Job Location

Decatur, Illinois
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