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Monitor Observer Unit Secretary

Company: French Hospital Medical Center
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Job Description:


French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic, and GI services. French Hospital has achieved the prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is also home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources, and support to cancer patients and their families. French Hospital Medical Center is a part of Dignity Health’s Southern California Division and is a member of CommonSpirit Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in the nation, boasting an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety, and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to


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: French Hospital Medical Center, San Luis Obispo , Monitor Observer Unit Secretary, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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