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Monitor Observer/Unit Secretary

Company: Dignity Health
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:


French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA is a part of Dignity Health of the Central Coast and is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.


The telemetry monitor technician/observer is an employee who is responsible to critically monitor/observe the cardiac rhythms of multiple patients on the cardiac monitor. In this role, the employee is responsible to promptly report any rhythm changes by communicating to the appropriate registered nurse with escalation until a confirmation response is received. The employee is to maintain telemetry box equipment and count and confirm that the identified telemetry box in use on the patient matches that on the cardiac monitor. The employee prints rhythm strips and is competent in rhythm analyses. The telemetry monitor technician/observer also functions in the role of a hospital unit clerk (HUC). As the Unit Clerk, she/he provides/displays excellent communication ability with patient families, patients, visitors, all hospital employees, and persons whom they encounter to ensure questions are answered or escalated for a response. She/he serves as a unit receptionist and welcomes visitors, pleasantly directs them, responds to and coordinates phone communications, orders and monitors clerical supplies/inventory and forms, and cleans work areas. Employees are responsible for timely completion of unit competency assessments, annual safety review, maintenance of continuing education units if applicable and as required by hospital policy. In addition to listed major responsibilities, the telemetry monitor technician/observer/ Unit Clerk may be assigned other duties.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Basic arrhythmia class with certification for COU/ICCU
  • Current CPR-AHA certification

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience preferred.

Keywords: Dignity Health, San Luis Obispo , Monitor Observer/Unit Secretary, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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