Job Description

Job Title: Cardio Tech
Job ID: 690100
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona Reg Health Srvcs
Department: BMA Cardiology
Location: 1414 9th Ave, Altoona PA 16602


UPMC Altoona Regional Health Services - Cardio Tech - BMA Cardiology - Full time - 40 hours - daylight



Provides physician with cardiac information via diagnostic testing


  • Back-up for holter monitor testing (application, removal).
  • Locates patient information from EMR and confirms identity with that on the media provided by the patient.
  • Perform EKG's as ordered.
  • Perform and assist with Dobutamine stress tests in conjunction with the provider
  • Perform and assist with Nuclear stress testing in conjunction with the nuclear med technician.
  • Perform cardiac stress tests.
  • Perform stress echo cardiogram tests.
  • Recognize and assess patient for signs of cardiac compromise and alert provider.
  • Recognize lethal rhythms and begin treatment as needed until help arrives.
  • Responsible for maintaining crash cart & defibrillator. Responsible for keeping all items up to date and keeping weekly log of cart inspection.


  • Must be graduate of an accredited clinical program.
  • Cardiology Technician Program preferred.
  • LPNs with appropriate training and experience will be considered.
  • Must have experience and training with reading EKG strips and cardiac monitors.
  • Two years experience in Cardiology or previous experience with cardiac stress testing is preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate required and must be maintained. ACLS certification must be obtained within one year after hire. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.93 to $21.34

Union Position: No

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