Also referred to as:
Cardiac Monitor Technician, EKG Monitoring/Observation Technician, Monitor Attendant
Requirements and Responsibilities
Monitor Technician examines heartbeat patterns on electrocardiograph monitors. Makes note of irregular rhythms and monitors changes in heartbeat. Being a Monitor Technician provides notes to medical staff in charge of the patient. Ensures that monitors are functioning properly. Additionally, Monitor Technician may require an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Monitor Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Monitor Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.