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Centralized Telemetry Runner

Job Description

Job ID: 1221026
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Centralized Telemetry, a department in which trained monitor technicians observe and analyze various heart rhythms of patients who are admitted to the Centralized Telemetry Monitoring system. Technicians monitor patients within BJH North and South, as well as, BJ West County. Constant communication with nursing staff regarding changes in rhythm status is key to patient care. Technicians will call CODES if lethal rhythms are detected for patient safety and positive outcome of patient condition


Role Purpose

Provides support to the Tech II located at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Telemetry distribution center to ensure the prompt and accurate delivery of telemetry monitoring equipment and department specific information. Collaborates with monitoring technicians to verify correct attachment and receipt of telemetry signal while at the patient's bedside. Responsible for delivery and maintenance of inventory, including inventory storage, cleaning, and troubleshooting.


  • Promptly and accurately delivers telemetry monitoring equipment to divisions throughout Barnes Jewish Hospital. Responsible for obtaining signatures verifying receipt of equipment by division staff. Organize and delivers nightly print-outs of ECG strips by patient/room and division.
  • Maintains high level of accuracy and professionalism while initiating telemetry monitoring with the delivery and attachment of telemetry monitoring equipment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge with the ECG monitoring system to ensure correct sectors are viewable, verifying monitoring of correct patient with correct room and correct box assignment.
  • Initiates contact with monitoring technicians to verify correct attachment, correct patient/room/box number and to verify signal strength at central monitoring station located on the hospital unit. Performing troubleshooting steps needed to maintain signal prior to leaving hospital division and as needed throughout the shift.
  • Collaborates with the Tech II to complete the tracking and maintenance of inventory, including storage, troubleshooting of faulty equipment and disinfecting procedures.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • No Experience

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • <2 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer