Job Description

Job Title: Monitor Technician- Cardiac Monitoring Center
Job ID: 714625
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Cardiac Monitoring Center
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237


UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Full-Time Monitor Technician to help support the Cardiac Monitoring Center at our McCandless location.  The Monitor Technician delivers quality care to assigned patients by correlating EKG patterns with physical symptomatology.


  • Accept responsibilities of other duties as assigned.
  • Accurately obtain and transmit 12 lead EKG.
  • Accurately record all observations, assessments and interventions in the patient's medical record.
  • Apply EKG interpretation skills to clinical practice.
  • Apply/reapply monitor leads to patient appropriately.
  • Assist with answering the telephone cordially and politely; identifying self and department.
  • Assist with chart maintenance.
  • Assist with recording of vital signs on patient's record.
  • Assist with transfer of patient on and off wheeled equipment.
  • Conduct daily defibrillator checks.
  • Continually review and revise rhythm classes in the cardiac monitoring system.
  • Continuously observe cardiac monitors.
  • Develop ability to use patient tracking system.
  • Evaluate ABC's.
  • Identify and respond to customer needs.
  • Inform RN of important information concerning patient's cardiac rhythm.
  • Initiate rescue breathing and activate Code 333 or Condition C per hospital policy.
  • Obtain and translate rhythm strips at the beginning of each shift and as needed.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement Process as assigned.
  • Promote quality by monitoring work processes, identifying opportunities for improvement, and promoting safe environment.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to requests for service.
  • Treat customers with care, courtesy, and respect.
  • Troubleshoot monitors (i.e., alarms, replacing batteries, recording paper and electrodes).


  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • EMT or previous monitoring experience preferred.
  • Completion of Basic Arrhythmia Class.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • 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
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $13.32 to $20.31 / hour

Union Position: No

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