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Portsmouth, NH, United States

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SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.


The Central Monitoring Technician [CMT] will be a Licensed Nurse Aid [LNA] performing 2 roles.

  1. Virtual Sitter [VS]: The virtual sitter will provide constant, real-time video monitoring on a patient that has been identified as a high risk for a fall, confused, ambulatory patients at risk of wondering, eloping or falling based off of the Portsmouth Regional Hospital Virtual Sitter Selection Criteria.
  2. The Rhythm Technician [RT]: will provide constant monitoring of heart rhythms and dysrhythmia interpretation as directed by the physicians or nurse.


  1. Virtual Sitter provides sensitivity and respect to the patient, family and/or significant other(s).
  2. Virtual Sitter provides constant, real-time video monitoring and documents per Virtual Sitter policy.
  3. Virtual Sitters responsibility is to watch the patient and assure his/her safety.
  4. Rhythm Technician provides constant monitoring and dysrhythmia interpretation of heart rhythms and document per Telemetry Monitoring policy.
  5. Monitors, records and communicate patient condition.
  6. Orients and mentors new staff members.
  7. Complies with infection control precaution standards.
  8. Complies with safety and security policies of the hospital.
  9. Complies with hospital policies/procedures.


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Less than one year

Licensure/Certifications: New Hampshire Licensed Nursing Assistant and BLS required.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Facility: Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Job ID: 00147-7721
Category: Nursing Support
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Nights (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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