HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Critical Care Tech / Telemetry / Full Time / 36 hrs per wk / Nights / Weekends rotate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire


Position Description

Position Title Department

Critical Care Technician (CCT) Telemetry 74501

POSITION SUMMARY: The CCT position has three essential components:


The CCT provides direct, selected patient care under the direction of the Licensed Nurse within their

scope of practice as defined by the NH Board of Nursing, recognized nursing techniques, clinical and

administrative policies. The CCT also performs telemetry monitoring and non clinical duties under the

direction of a Licensed Nurse.

Virtual Sitter (VS):

The CCT will provide constant, real-time video monitoring on a patient that has been identified as a high risk for a fall, confused, ambulatory patients at risk of wondering, eloping or falling based off of the Portsmouth Regional Hospital Virtual Sitter Selection Criteria via the Virtual Sitter System.

Rhythm Technician (RT):

The CCT will provide constant monitoring of heart rhythms and dysrhythmia interpretation as directed by the physicians or nurse via the telemetry room system.


  1. CCT provides sensitivity and respect to the patient, family and/or significant other(s).

  2. CCT provides constant, real-time video monitoring and documents per Virtual Sitter policy.

  3. CCT’s responsibility is to watch the patient and assure his/her safety.

  4. CCT provides constant monitoring and dysrhythmia interpretation of heart rhythms and document per Telemetry Monitoring policy.

  5. CCT monitors, records and communicates patient condition as needed.

  6. CCT orients and mentors new staff members.

  7. CCT complies with infection control precaution standards.

  8. CCT complies with safety and security policies of the hospital.

  9. CCT collects and reports data as directed by the licensed nurse.

  10. CCT provides ADL needs of the patient: hygiene, care and comfort measures, mobility and ambulation, nutritional needs and feeding.

  11. CCT transports patients to various departments/services throughout the hospital.

  12. CCT provides patient monitoring as directed to ensure patient safety.

  13. CCT transcription of medical orders.

  14. CCT assists with scheduling of procedures/testing

  15. CCT obtains/maintains supplies and equipment

  16. CCT performs general clerical duties including use of computer systems

  17. CCT provides customer service functions.

  18. CCT telephone triage

  19. CCT responds to and directs patient needs to the appropriate staff


Less than 1 year


High school or GED



Other Completion of Basic Arrhythmia Course

Title: Critical Care Tech / Telemetry / Full Time / 36 hrs per wk / Nights / Weekends rotate

Location: New Hampshire-Portsmouth-Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Portsmouth

Requisition ID: 00147-5769