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Providence Health & Services Central Telemetry Technician in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Central Telemetry Technician (Per-Diem/ Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

We are seeking a Central Telemetry Technician who will perform the clerical duties of the nursing unit, is responsible for observing, documenting, and reporting cardiac rhythms of patients on Telemetry.

In this position you will:

  • Do Greetings of:

  • Greet visitors, patients, physicians, and staff and facilitates requests for directions, patient in information, and charts data

  • Answer telephone by identifying unit and name by second ring, relaying messages as required

  • Take telephone reports from other departments, relaying information to the nurses and physicians

  • Do Maintenance of Medical Records:

  • Maintain all telemetry records are updated in chart on every shift

  • Do telemetry Duties:

  • Receive report each shift from off-going technician

  • Record cardiac rhythm status of each patient at the beginning of shift by placing rhythm strips and interpretation on chart

  • Record changes in cardiac rhythm as they occur. Immediately informs nurse of changes and primary care nurse of abnormalities

  • Ensure at the beginning of each shift that all communication systems are intact and in good working order. Reports equipment malfunction to the manager/director and/or to POM each time they occur

  • Ensure that patient rhythms are observed at all times. Does not leave station for any reason without being relieved from duty by qualified telemetry tech or RN

  • Establish that the telemetry documentation is current at all times with information about rhythm changes

  • Check and document the monitor number being used for each patient on every shift

  • Maintain equipment in working order for all patients

  • Assure that patients’ transmitters are brought to nurses’ station prior to discharge of each patient on monitor

  • Maintain telemetry supplies

  • Identify the transmitter for new patients by verifying that a label with patient’s name and room number is on each transmitter

  • Maintain Telemetry competencies at all times with a focus on advancing knowledge within the scope of Central Telemetry Tech

  • Maintain all Telemetry documentation per policy and per standard

  • Maintenance of unit supplies, services and equipment:

  • Maintain inventory of supplies on nursing unit by ordering from Purchasing according to established quotas

  • Maintain record of orders placed and received and follows through on orders not received

  • Maintain desk supplies according to the established quotas

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the hospital information system

  • Leadership and Supervision:

  • Participate in orientation of new personnel, serving as a preceptor to newly hired central telemetry tech, reporting performance progress to manager and recommending corrective actions as indicated


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Dysrhythmia class and passes exam within six (6) months of hire

  • BCLS card

  • General clerical experience or successful completion of Ward Clerk/Unit Secretary training program

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computers

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 273327