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Cardiac Technician I - CTU


UPMC Shadyside is hiring full-time Cardiac Technicians to support their new Centralized Telemetry Unit (CTU). As we expand, we need your talent now more than ever! Explore this excellent entry-level position to build your skills and grow in the healthcare field.


The purpose of the Cardiac Tech I in the CTU is to provide continuous visual surveillance of numerous patients on cardiac rhythm monitors and notify appropriate nursing personnel immediately of alerts according to protocols. 

  • In the CTU, provide visual surveillance of numerous cardiac monitors simultaneously while maintaining 100% accuracy in terms of alarm recognition and notification; maintain alarms per policy; document notification of alerts. 
  • Support peer personnel in daily work assignments maintaining a constant awareness of the nature and volume of work and takes necessary actions to expedite coverage of responsibilities. 
  • Clean equipment on a shift basis.
  • Stock supply areas and distribute inventory.
  • Notify key personnel of manager of need for supplies and report need for equipment service and repair to manager, bio-med and IT. 
  • Responsible for personal job skill development and maintaining clinical expertise.  
  • Attend in-service education and skill development courses as offered. 
  • Promote and maintain desired public, interpersonal, and interdepartmental relationships and patient confidentiality. 
  • Is available to cover subsequent shift if staffing is inadequate. 
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • 6 months experience in a medical related field is preferred. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the department's needs that include evenings, nights, weekends, holidays. 
  • Basic typing and computer skills are also required. 
  • Transcription skills are preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant or Cardiac Technician course preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 

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