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Cardiology Technician, HVI (Children's Hospital)

  • Job ID: 740142333
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm no weekends/holidays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Pediatric Cardiology POP
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.92 to $28.44 / hour

Description

UPMC Children's Heart & Vascular Institute is ranked #3 in the Nation. 

We are seeking a Full Time Cardiology Technician to join our team of dedicated pediatric heart specialists, nurses, and technicians providing the best care for patients from before birth through childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood. This position will be primarily based out of our Children's Hospital location. 

Our Technician Career Ladder offers opportunities for career advancement while this position provides other learning opportunities working with multidisciplinary teams.

 

Purpose:
Perform specialized clinical functions related to Outpatient Clinic

Responsibilities:

  • Complete all appropriate forms and communicate with the clinical nurse coordinator and physician in charge.
  • Perform six-minute walk tests.
  • Assist with completing stress tests and cardiopulmonary exercise tests.
  • Perform correct and accurate charge entry for office visits and testing as needed.
  • Assist patient with processing the financial account and prepare disbursement request for individual patients as needed.
  • Coordinate patient visits and schedules patients for additional studies if needed.
  • Draw and process blood samples and perform EKG's as needed.
  • Assess patient health history, takes vital signs, & reviews medications.
  • Correctly enter data in patient record.
  • Receive results from diagnostic studies such as lab work, EKG's and X-ray.
  • Ensure prompt review and notify appropriate personnel immediately of abnormal results.
  • Prep and prepare patients for holter and event monitors.
  • Download reports and maintain holter and event database.
  • Order supplies as needed for Outpatient Clinic.
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.
  • Review cardiac monitor thythm strips and assist EP team with cardiac device management.
  • Perform phlebotomy, EKG's, and level one labs.
  • Assist physicians with procedures.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow.
  • Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines.
  • Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately.
  • Accompany patients to exam/procedure room.
  • Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.
  • Complete ordering, billing and scheduling of exercise lab.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health), HIPAA and other state and federal regulations.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol.
  • Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control.
  • Clean according to scheduled maintenance program 
  • Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics.
  • Perform and assist with other cardiology outpatient clinical functions.

 

Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent required 2 years of experience as a Medical Assistant, Cardiovascular Technician, Paramedic or Patient Care Technician required. Graduate of a Medical Assistant program is preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology of the heart.
  • Ability to think and act independently. Computer skills are highly preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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