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Monitor Watcher - Mercy Health West Hospital

Requisition R098066 Market Cincinnati, OH Department Central Monitoring Unit - West Shift Evenings/Nights Schedule Part-time

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Job Description

The Unit Secretary/Monitor Tech is responsible for watching the cardiac monitors, coordinating communications, performing unit-receptionist activities, and accountable for routine clerical activities on a nursing unit.  The Unit Secretary/Monitor Tech is responsible for directing the flow of information between nursing and medical staff, patient and family, and healthcare team and support services.

Essential Job Functions

Constantly observes and accurately interprets cardiac monitors. Systematically scans and interprets screens. Identifies and reports changes in baseline rhythm patterns. Differentiates life threatening changes from “slow evolving” changes. Appropriately notifies/pages charge nurse or designate of witnessed changes. Documents changes for review RN (i.e., saves, times, strips). Sets and checks alarm system. Maintains ongoing documentation of monitor pattern during procedures/Code Blue as requested/necessary. Keeps an updated record of patients’ rhythms Gives report to relief watcher.

Handles incoming and external telephone calls.  Coordinates communication between physicians, shift lead, staff and ancillary departments.  Provides friendly assistance to patient's family and visitors.  Communicates in a constructive and positive manner.  Collaborates intra- and interdepartmentally to meet patient's needs.  Handles patient information in a confidential manner.  Demonstrates effective communication with patients and families by listening, providing support and making referral to appropriate sources of help, if needed.  Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others.  Responds to conflict effectively in an open, constructive manner.  Effectively utilizes channels of communication according to organization structure.  Assists in orienting new personnel.  Identifies own learning needs and collaborates with manager in planning to meet them.

Enters and retrieves patient information in data entry systems.  Maintains accurate statistics.  Assists in performance improvement activities such as data collection and reporting and chart retrieval.   Maintains and processes completed patient charts.

Orders department supplies.  Attends Department Meetings.   Performs other duties that assist in the smooth performance of the department.

Employment Qualifications

Required Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Licensure/Certification Required:

  • BLS within 30 days of hire

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Experience:

  • Successfully complete monitor course GCOI

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Computer literate

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Medical terminology

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



Central Monitoring Unit - West

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. Registered Nurse
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