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$19.00 - $24.00 Hourly


Come join our Medical Surgical Department at Santiam Hospital & Clinics. We are a 5-star rated Hospital and voted 2021’s Best of the Mid-Valley for Best Hospital, Best Place to Have a Baby, and Best Local Surgery Center!

We are seeking a Telemetry Monitoring Technician to enhance our healthcare team of innovated leaders.

Santiam Hospital & Clinics is an independent, not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care community-based hospital with 13 clinics across 8 specialties settled in the foothills of the Cascades serving many recreational sites as well as agricultural communities. We are an ever growing, progressive, up-to-date healthcare facility that is proud to serve our community and care for our friends and neighbors, ensuring the highest quality of care is delivered.

Compensation: $19.00 - $24.00, DOE

Job Summary: Full-time night shift (1900-0730).

Department Description: Telemetry Central Monitoring resides on our Med-Surg/Critical Care unit yet monitors telemetry throughout the hospital. The Telemetry central monitoring tech plays a vital role on the multidisciplinary team and overall patient care.

Responsibilities: The ideal candidate with have the responsibility for monitoring telemetry throughout the hospital and must possess the ability to remain in focus with the task at hand despite the ever-present distractions of a busy nurses station.

  • Independently observe and interpret cardiac rhythms and document them in patient’s medical record.
  • Appropriately respond to all monitor alarms by reporting changes in rate/rhythm to nurse and/or physician for urgent and/or non-urgent intervention, and document changes in rhythm and rate.
  • Document EKG waveforms in the patient records by recording measurements of heart rate, PR interval and QRs on rhythm strips, identifying rhythms such as NSR, SB, ST Asystole, SVT, A-Fib, A-Flutter, and VT, and Ensuring recorded rhythm strips are mounted and placed on patient’s chart after review by the nurse.
  • Set-up and operate telemetry and electrocardiogram equipment for the unit and ensure monitor alarms are “on” when patient is on unit.
  • Orient staff to central monitoring capability and role of Telemetry Monitor Tech.
  • Perform clerical and other duties as assigned.
  • Expert at using all functions of central monitoring equipment; able to troubleshoot to recognize monitoring the problems, identify probable causes, and seek solutions to correct the problem.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Completion of EKG class and/or possess the ability to read and identify cardiac rhythms is required.
  • Completion of Nurse Aide, Medical Assistant or equivalent program required
  • Experience as a monitor tech preferred.
  • Experience in healthcare setting required.
  • Minimum of one year experience in an acute care facility required.
  • The ability to remain calm in stressful environments.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent technical skills for hospital telemetry monitoring equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
  • Friendly and professional manner.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Effective oral, written, and reading communication skills.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Job duties may require intense concentration or attention to detail (more than 75% of work time).

Benefit Information:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance with coverage effective on the 1st of the next month following start date.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts at the Cafeteria, On-site Pharmacy, Gift Shop, and Medical Care.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Annual PTO Cash-Out Program
  • Hospital Incentive Program
  • Bilingual Pay Differential Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance

Santiam Hospital & Clinics is a drug-free workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.