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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Monitor Tech in Tacoma, Washington

Monitor Tech

VMFH Division Support ServicesTacoma, Washington

Requisition ID 2022-240024 Employment Type Full Time Department Cardiac Telemetry Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 6am-6:30pm Remote No Category Technician


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits (Some benefits not eligible for Per Diem positions):

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

  • Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Wellness Program


Our Monitor Technicians make a significant impact on patient care by performing surveillance of cardiac rhythms at a central monitoring station, and for recognizing, recording and reporting potentially dangerous rhythm changes and arrhythmias in accordance with established standards and procedures. The duties of the role are primarily performed in a centralized monitoring unit, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Great team members will make an impact in the organization through:

  • Monitoring patient’s cardiac rhythms and/or oxygen saturation using appropriate cardiac monitoring equipment; obtains a baseline ECG strip on all monitored patients according to department guidelines; records and posts cardiac strips in accordance with established procedures; may replace electrode pads, wires and batteries as necessary. Updates and verifies patient data in the information system; maintains unit/department specific records as assigned.

  • Recognizing rhythms with the potential to alter the patient’s physiology and obtains a documentary ECG strip; immediately reports all arrhythmias to the RN responsible for the patient in accordance with established protocols.

  • Acting as a resource for incoming and outgoing related communications by addressing questions and assisting staff in accordance with established procedures.

  • Ensures a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, Risk Management and Regulatory Standards and if applicable infection prevention.

  • The opportunity to participate in quality assurance and improvement initiatives and activities for the department.


What we are looking for in a team member:

  • Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

  • Willingness to contribute to responsibilities that will impact patient care through a positive, customer service and solutions based mindset.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and with our clinical staff as required by the duties of the role.

Candidates will also need to meet the minimum qualifications through 1 of the 3 avenues outlined below:

  1. Three months of post-secondary education/training in regard to a cardiology-related field (e.g. cardiac monitoring, EKG technology, Emergency medicine, nursing, exercise science)

  2. Graduation from one of the following accredited programs, including EKG Interpretation: Nursing Assistant (or military medical specialty training), or Medical Assistant

  3. One year of recent related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities to include EKG interpretation responsibilities.

Successful completion of a Basic EKG test is required within 90 days of hire.

Graduation from one of the following accredited programs, including EKG Interpretation (Preferred):

  • Monitor Technician

  • Health Unit Coordinator

  • Associate’s degree in EKG Technology

  • Work experience as Monitor Tech or Monitor Tech/HUC

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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