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Swedish Health Services Monitor Technician II Telic - Intensive Care EICU in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Monitor Technician II (0.9 FTE, Night SHIFT) to work in the Intensive Care EICU at First Hill in Seattle, WA

The monitor tech II (MT) is responsible for continuously monitoring patients via telemetry of oxygen saturation (Sp02) levels and/or electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm on patients from a remote workstation located in the TeleICU Clinical Operations Room (COR) or other nursing units.

In this position you will:

• General Customer Service:

Greets approved visitors/tours, providing information and assistance as needed. Works with physicians, nurses and other hospital staff to identify needs, resolve problems or provide other information. May facilitate patient movement to other departments. Answers phone calls, providing staff assistance as appropriate. May answer eLerts and triage to RN/MD.

• New Admissions, Transfer & Discharge Activities in eCareManager:

Ensures current ADT and patient data is importing, interfacing and trending to and from eCareManager, EMR, Bedside Monitors, etc. Ensures continuous trending for all ICU and IMCU assigned monitored beds in the system at all times by utilizing eCareManager notifications, text pager notifications, and other communications from staff. Updates patient census: eCareManager patient lists, EMR, assignment sheet/logs, and monitoring screens.

• Electronic Medical Record “EMR”:

Performs all ADT (admission, discharge and transfer) functions. Runs reports and audits as requested by unit manager or designee. Facilitates entry of non-medication verbal orders during a “Code Blue” or other emergencies. Uses computer, telephone or requisition to enter physician orders, diagnostic tests or other procedures. May act as a resource for the EMR for staff and physicians.

• Environment of Care & Regulatory Readiness:

Rounds the unit in accordance with department regulatory standards i.e. keeps hallways clear, workstation and equipment plugged in and functioning at all times. Has knowledge of emergency backup equipment and downtime procedures. Ensures downtime computer is on and checklists are complete. Possess ability to troubleshoot equipment and software issues. Communicates with other hospital departments regarding concerns with faulty equipment, work orders or other issues, and escalates safety concerns appropriately. Utilizes eQVR for reporting all safety issues and “great catches”. Keep work area hygienic, clean and clutter free. Participates in the unit’s monthly cleaning responsibilities. Actively participates in unit, department, and system-wide educational activities including Quality Improvement programs as appropriate.

• Other Duties:

Gives report to relief staff, including items that require follow up. Updates patient census and assignment logs and various monitoring systems (Philips,Spacelabs, eCareManager, Masimo, paper forms, etc.). May assign pagers and locators to nursing staff. Maintains unit worksheets and records. Distributes mail. Sends patient reports to HIM upon discharge when necessary. Maintains confidential shredding practices. Inventories education brochures and office supplies, and orders as appropriate. Notifies nurse manager and/or designee and makes recommendation for par level adjustments. Judiciously orders supplies from MSC, Nutrition etc., as necessary. Facilitates staffing coverage with charge nurses and Nursing Resource Office with fiscal awareness. Performs other duties as assigned, to insure effectiveness of care delivery and unit function.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation class with a score of at least 80% on final exam. Individuals hired with previous monitor technician experience must pass a challenge exam with a score of at least 80%.

  • 1 year ECG monitoring experience with the ability to manage a minimum patient load of 35 patients on monitors.

  • 1 year Internal applicants within Swedish Medical Center only: One year of recent ECG monitoring experience with the ability to manage a patient load of less than 35 patients on monitors, successful completion of the Monitor Technician II Training Program, completion of the ECG consortium class and completion of the MT II competencies will also qualify for this position.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous experience using electronic medical record

  • Monitor Tech Certification preferred.

About Swedish Shared Services

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: EKG and Monitor Techs

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Heath Bldg (WA204) 801 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 305730