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Cardiology Technician - Cardiac Processing Unit

  • Job ID: 241569298
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
  • Department: Cardiac Process York
  • Location: 1701 Innovation Drive, York PA 17404
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.96 to $31.44 / hour


UPMC Memorial is looking for a motivated individual with cardiovascular background to work in its Cardiac Processing Unit (CPU).  This position works Monday through Friday 8-4:30 with no call required.  The candidate will work alongside Registered Nurses in the CPU to perform the following functions:

  • Assists RN’s to provide care to adult Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology patients
  • Coordinate patient visits and schedule patients for additional visits
  • Draw and process blood samples, IV placement and therapy, Obtain ECG’s as needed
  • Femoral Hemostasis therapy
  • Completes departmental clerical functions
  • Performs blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections
  • Has successfully completed Basic arrhythmia class
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments
  • Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner and takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.  Constructively receives feedback and direction.  Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace
  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit manager
  • Transports cardiac monitored patients within the hospital setting
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2 years of experience as a Medical Assistant, Cardiovascular Technician or a Paramedic is 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.
  • Basic arthemia course and pass written exam with 80% score or higher.

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

Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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