Job Description

Job Title: Monitor Tech - 2 Northeast Telemetry/Cardiac Care
Job ID: 664939
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: 2 Northeast
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105



UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a Full Time Monitor Tech to support the 2 Northeast Telemetry/Cardiac Care unit.


2 Northeast is a 25 bed telemetry/cardiac care unit with semi and private rooms. Our primary focus of patients includes those with cardiac problems ranging from chest pain to an Acute Myocardial Infarction. We also manage patients going and coming from our Cath Lab for diagnostic caths. Our staffing ratios are 5:1 on days and afternoon shifts, 6:1 on nights.


The primary functions of the Monitor Technician are constant observation, and interpretation of, cardiac rhythms from the centralized monitoring station located in the Intermediate Care Unit. In response to rhythm changes, the Monitor Technician will notify the appropriate staff member. Additional duties include assisting with clerical duties and in maintaining the organization of the nursing station.


  • Answer Telephones and deliver messages.
  • Assist with coordinating transfers.
  • Assist with discharges.
  • Assist with tear down of discharge charts.
  • Assist with transcription of orders if skill level permits.
  • At the end of 3-11 shifts, send the past 24 hour record to the appropriate unit of remote monitored patients.
  • Cardiac monitoring.
  • Communication, internal and external.
  • Daily monitoring charge in Star system.
  • Documentation of rhythms by printing end of shift strips, include shift summary and changes.
  • General Secretarial Duties.
  • Interact with families and visitors.
  • Interpretation of cardiac rhythms.
  • Notify Primary Care Nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor or Charge Nurse of changes.
  • Placement of, or send to appropriate remote unit, daily monitor renewal labels.
  • Provide copy of shift summary and send to appropriate unit of remote monitored patients.
  • Utilize monitor pause to ensure right monitor, right patient, and right room.
  • Verbally report to incoming ICT.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Cardiac Monitor reading skills obtained through completion of Basic Arrhythmia class.

Knowledge of unit specific policies and procedures.

Computer skills.

Possess Intermediate Care Unit, computer, typing, organizational, communication (both verbal and written) telephone etiquette skills.

Knowledge of Medical Terminology.

Ability to use Intermediate Care Unit monitors and Central Station, telephone, fax, computer.


Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.40 to $18.88

Union Position: No

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