Job Description

Job Title: Monitor Tech
Job ID: 180001F4
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Central Monitoring
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105


UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a Full Time Monitor Tech to support the Central Monitoring department. This position will work rotating shifts.

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.
• Basic Rhythm interpretation Interpret of hemodynamic monitoring Interpretation and intervention of arterial blood gas results
• 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.
Strong healthcare background preferred.

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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer

• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
• Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $12.40 to $18.88 / hour

Union Position: No

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