Monitor Tech Unit Sec in Palatka, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Putnam Hospital

Monitor Tech Unit Sec

Palatka, FL, United States
Full-time • Nights > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Nursing Support   Job ID: 488934
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Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Monitor Tech Unit Sec? At HCA Florida Putnam Hospital, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


HCA Florida Putnam Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Monitor Tech Unit Sec like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications
Position Description:
The Monitor Tech, under the general direction of the Registered Nurse and Nurse Manager is responsible for monitoring the assigned central station EKG monitors for the unit population.
  • Prints rhythm strip immediately if rhythm changes or patient complains of chest pain or discomfort and notifies primary nurse.
  • Ensures placement of patient on EG monitor.
  • Immediately reports any change in rhythm or other pertinent observations to the charge nurse or assigned nurse.
  • Works with assigned nursing personnel to coordinate initiation and/or discontinuation of cardiac monitoring.
  • Charts patients' vital signs and ensures notification of the charge nurse and/or assigned nurse of any significant changes.
  • Assesses quality of tracings o minimize artifact and other problems.
  • Maintains/checks arrhythmia detection as well as the high and low limit alarm settings for each monitored patient.
  • Ensures that the central monitoring station has adequate coverage at all times.
  • Facilitates proper utilization of EKG Monitoring.
  • Reports pertinent changes in patients' status to the Charge RN immediately of the notes change.
  • Reports all abnormal findings to the assigned nurse or Charge RN immediately.
  • Answers call lights and patient need requests without delay. Ensures CNA/primary nurse acknowledges patient needs.
  • Identifies, sequesters and reports malfunctioning equipment to the Engineering Department immediately.
  • Receives patient status report for area of responsibility from off-going staff members.
  • Completes initial review of patient status noting patient's condition/responses within the first hour of the shift.
  • Orients new personnel to the unit as delegated by the Charge RN/CCU Director.
Qualifications - External

Minimum Qualifications Required:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 

  • Completed a formal Monitor Technician program either at a vocational school or hospital based program. 

  • Successful completion of didactic and clinical based EKG examinations. Score of 90% or better on EKG Computer Based Instruction or other testing parameter as designated by the department Nurse Manager.

  • Additional training in Cardiac Rhythm interpretations and the ability to recognize and report abnormal Cardiac Rhythms


  • Secretarial experience in a hospital setting is preferred

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration:N/A


Other Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Maintains and respects patient confidentiality.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, oral and written skills, the ability to work independently and make decisions and take initiative when needed.

  • Needs strong clerical and computer skills.

  • Must possess the ability to follow directions and work well under stress and juggle priorities.

  • Must be able to handle delicate matters with discretion and to communicate with all levels of employees, physicians, patients and families.

  • General knowledge of Nursing Unit operation. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • must be self motivated 

  • ability to set priorities, 

  • performs well in stress and emergency situations, 

  • ensures accuracy & completeness of work performed, 

  • follows established procedures performing job functions, 

  • demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Unit Coordinator work practices, 

  • follows through with assignments and informs Director if unable to complete task, 

  • adheres to established hospital and department guidelines & protocols, 

  • supports hospital mission, vision and values.

  • The Monitor Technician requires knowledge of Medical Terminology and familiarity with medical technology as it relates to nursing.

  • The ability to retrieve data from the hospital's information system is required along with the communicate information in a written and auditory fashion.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

HCA Florida Putnam Hospital is a 99-bed acute care facility serving North Central Florida. Our hospital is located in Palatka, Florida. We serve the residents of Putnam County and surrounding areas.  We provide the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained and empathetic professionals. We have a 10-bed intensive care unit and a 24-hour emergency department. We have a cardiac catheterization laboratory and offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Our hospital offers a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Monitor Tech Unit Sec opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Nursing Support
Full-time • Nights > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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