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Cardiac Monitor Technician


Cardiac Monitor Technician

  • R0043865
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Health Services
  • UVA Medical Center
Responsible for physiologic monitoring of patient status via electronic systems and the notification of appropriate patient care team members in the event of a variance and/or audible alarm according to departmental policy. Patient data is documented in a timely manner according to departmental standards.

  • Monitors patient physiologic status using electronic systems.
  • Monitor stations are manned at all times to ensure a safe provision of patient care..
  • Monitoring responsibilities are handled in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Proper functioning of equipment is confirmed per departmental policy and procedure.
  • Malfunctions of monitoring equipment are recognized and communicated to the supervisor/appropriate staff immediately.
  • Workstation is maintained in a manner to ensure continuity of workflow and patient care. Monitoring includes cardiac rhythm interpretation, end-tital carbon dioxide (CO2), and peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SPO2).
  • Alarm settings are checked and documented every two hours as per departmental policy.
  • Physiologic monitoring orders are checked and documented every two hours as per departmental policy. Cardiac rhythm, heart rate, SPO2 and CO2 (data points)aredocumented every 2 hours as per departmental
  • Identifies variances and initiates follow-up actions.
  • Abnormal clinical signs, variances and audible alarms are recognized immediately according to established departmental criteria. Appropriate patient care team members are immediately notified of variance and/or audible alarms in accordance with departmental policy. Follow-up assessment and/or activities are initiated per departmental policy and procedure. In depth recognition and interpretation of data points. Patient safety is maintained at all times.
  • Documents patient data.
  • Patient data is documented in a timely manner according to departmental standards; data points are documented every two hours as per departmental standard. Attention to detail with Patient data to ensure accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Utilization of Electronic Medical Record (EPIC) to review patient orders, location, and throughput..
  • Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Positive, professional demeanor is projected through verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Information for patients and staff is delivered in a manner that is supportive, timely and understandable.
  • Interpersonal conflicts are resolved using appropriate methods and organizational resources, including but not limited to Employee Relations Services and Faculty Employee Assistance Program.
  • Diverse perspectives are acknowledged; language and behaviors are modeled that build inclusiveness in the work environment.
  • Ideas and suggestions are clearly communicated.
  • Clarification of communication is requested when appropriate.
  • Serves, manages and supports internal and external customers.
  • Privacy is maintained at all times for patient and employee information.
  • Actions are initiated to meet or exceed customer/co-workers expectations in delivering service by implementing the I Make the Difference philosophy (Ownership begins with me; Greet customers by making eye contact and smiling; Provide positive, professional and prompt responses, e.g. helping visitors find their way; Close every interaction with - Is there anything else I can do for you?).
  • Appropriate resources throughout the Organization are used consistently to meet customer needs.
  • Relationships with staff in other work areas are fostered to meet internal and external customer needs.
  • Positive working relationships with peers, management and customers are maintained at all times.
  • Organizational Mission and Values of Accountability, Stewardship, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect and Excellence are evident in behaviors.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Participation in Performance Improvement activities and initiatives is on-going. Initiative is demonstrated to proactively diagnose and resolve problems. Change is met with positive, supportive behavior.
  • Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
  • Time off is scheduled to avoid disrupting workflow. Help is offered to others to solve problems and complete tasks to facilitate communication and positive team dynamics. Productive work habits are consistently displayed. Accountability for actions and decisions is demonstrated in daily work. Feedback is solicited and accepted in a positive manner. Constructive input is offered to support the work unit.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Position Compensation Range: $15.37 - $23.82 Hourly


Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent required.

Experience: No experience required.

Licensure: ECG Certification required within 12 months of hire date by the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine or National Telemetry Association


Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, and cold.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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