Monitor Tech Unit Clerk, Intermediate Care-Special Care Unit

Job Locations US-WI-Janesville
Nursing Support
Position Type
Flexible Full-Time Hourly
Scheduled Hours
Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center


Mercyhealth Janesville, Intermediate Care, Special Care Unit

  • Full-time, .9 FTE, 72 hours/2 weeks
  • Night shift, 6:30pm-7am, every other weekend and holiday

Monitors heart rhythm patterns of patients throughout the hospital setting, to detect abnormal pattern variances. Prepares and compiles medical records and processes patient orders. Performs the following essential duties and responsibilities, supporting the nursing philosophy. May include weekends, holidays, day, evening, night shift, and/or on-call hours.


  • Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.
  • Observes screens of cardiac monitors and listens for alarm to identify abnormal variation in heart rhythm.
  • Informs RN caring for the patient in an urgent manner of variances in pattern. Provides shift report to staff caring for the patient as requested.
  • Completes appropriate documentation as required by standards.
  • Measures length and height of patient's heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout and posts information on patient records.
  • Triages ongoing appropriateness of tele services, discussing with supervisor.
  • Processes orders in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Answers the telephone and call lights appropriately and provides information or relays messages to patients and staff.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred

Completion of Unit Clerk course or equivalent on the job training

Ability to read and interpret cardiac rhythms preferred


Successful completion of the Mercy Health System telemetry course.

Special Physicial Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to smell, stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations


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