Monitor Technician

Monitor Technician examines heartbeat patterns on electrocardiograph monitors. Makes note of irregular rhythms and monitors changes in heartbeat. Being a Monitor Technician provides notes to medical staff in charge of the patient. Ensures that monitors are functioning properly. Additionally, Monitor Technician may require an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Monitor Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Monitor Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

Monitor Technician Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Monitor Technician to join our team.


  • Notifies appropriate staff when electrodes or batteries need to be checked, replaced or changed;
  • Runs strip at time of admission, every 4 hours, and with any rhythm change;
  • Tubes completed rhythm verification form to appropriate unit in a timely manner. Posts strips on telemetry log for all units;
  • Each strip is signed with first initial, full last name and position;
  • Records patient condition utilizing computerized documentation systems;
  • Interprets Rhythms and Arrhythmias;
  • Admit and discharge patients from the monitoring equipment;
  • Participate in Peer reviews;
  • Provides services to the physicians, within his/her scope of practice;
  • Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective manner;
  • Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration;
  • Maintains knowledge of and confirms to hospital policy and procedure;
  • Assists in interdepartmental service coordination;
  • Assures that patient equipment and supplies are available and are in working condition;
  • Annotation of all problems with monitoring systems and notification of problems in a logbook or notification system.


  • Adheres to Department Dress Code;
  • Formal training program in dysrhythmia recognition with current certification from such a course;
  • High school graduate or equivalent;
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology;
  • Attendance Requirements;
  • Annual Competency Training (if applicable);
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience within the last three (3) years;
  • Completion of Basic EKG/Arrhythmia course. Demonstrated ability to interpret cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias;
  • PALS (if required) from the American Heart Association;
  • Code of Conduct Refresher Course;
  • SDH Annual Education;
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills;
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred;
  • CMT/Cardiac Experience Preferred;
  • BLS Healthcare Provider.