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Monitor Technician (EKG) Nights

Job Ref: 27383

Talent Area: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Baytown, TX 77521

Area/Department: Centralized Telemetry

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: NIGHT

Work Week: PRN  - as needed

Company Profile

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Job Summary

The Monitor Technician performs key functions that support the multidisciplinary team in delivering high quality, cost effective care. Maintains competency in electrocardiography (EKG), non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP), and Pulse Oximetry (SP02), monitoring computer skills. Monitors Emergency Code Panel and reports information per hospital policy. Provides effective, prompt communication in the department.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Monitors Cardiac Information Center (CIC) and reports information per hospital policy. 2. Demonstrates accurate interpretation of basic cardiac dysrhythmias. Records and stores rhythm strips, performs trends and history reports per hospital policy. 3. Performs inventory checks on all monitor and telemetry equipment and documents finding appropriately. Maintains office supplies based on established par levels 4. 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. 5. Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of the hospital systems and serves as a resource to physicians, patients, visitors and staff. 6. Notifies charge nurse or activates the rapid response team for patient care concerns. 7. Coordinates departmental communications; initiating calls, following up according to prescribed timeframes. 8. Maintains an accurate and orderly medical record assuring all forms are properly identified with the patient's name and contents are filed correctly. Accurately enters charges and discharge data each shift. 9. Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to maintaining an environment that assures all customers, all individuals, are treated with dignity and respect. Employee actively participates in making recommendations for improving working relationships in the department/unit. 10. Demonstrates Service Pride standards (smiles and makes eye contact; greets each patient and visitor; seeks out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; takes 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor; honors diversity; thanks every customer). 11. Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence). 12. 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. 13. Performs other duties as assigned.


High School diploma, GED or equivalent required.


Six months-one year of patient care experience Or Certificate from an approved basic EKG class in lieu of six months patient care experience.


Current BLS Certification Required (Must be American Heart Association BCLS “Healthcare Provider”)


Must be proficient at EKG interpretation, dysrhythmia recognition, organizational skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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