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Monitor Observer/Unit Secretary

Posted on May 4, 2021 by French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including construction of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which will provide community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge. French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John's Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to

Dignity Health Central Coast

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care. For more information, visit:


The telemetry monitor technician/observer is an employee who is responsible to critically monitor/observe the cardiac rhythms of multiple patients on the cardiac monitor. In this role, the employee is responsible to promptly report any rhythm changes by communicating to the appropriate registered nurse with escalation until a confirmation response is received. The employee is to maintain telemetry box equipment and count and confirm that the identified telemetry box in use on the patient matches that on the cardiac monitor. The employee prints rhythm strips and is competent in rhythm analyses. The telemetry monitor technician/observer also functions in the role of a hospital unit clerk (HUC). As the Unit Clerk, she/he provides/displays excellent communication ability with patient families, patients, visitors, all hospital employees, and persons whom they encounter to ensure questions are answered or escalated for a response. She/he serves as a unit receptionist and welcomes visitors, pleasantly directs them, responds to and coordinates phone communications, orders and monitors clerical supplies/inventory and forms, and cleans work areas. Employees are responsible for timely completion of unit competency assessments, annual safety review, maintenance of continuing education units if applicable and as required by hospital policy. In addition to listed major responsibilities, the telemetry monitor technician/observer/ Unit Clerk may be assigned other duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic arrhythmia class with certification for COU/ICCU

  • Current CPR-AHA certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience

Reference: 1187776780

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