Cardiac Technician, 12 Hours AM, Cardiovascular Recovery

Job Description

Cardiac Technician, 12 Hour AM Shift, Cardiovascular Recovery Department

UC Health is hiring a full-time Cardiac Technician for the Cardiovascular Recovery department for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Cardiac Technician will support the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's operating room (OR) and Greater Cincinnati's only Level I Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs. The Cardiac Technician provides basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. The Cardiac Technician maintains an orderly, clean, and safe environment for patients and visitors.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details
  • In 2022, Newsweek magazine recognized UC Medical Center among a listing of the World's Best Hospitals for the world-class clinical care provided to the Greater Cincinnati Region and beyond.
  • UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs-our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols


Job Responsibilities:
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Provides all patient care in a manner that is culturally based and age-specific
  • Measures vital signs, records observation of skin integrity, intake & output, height & weight (bedside or w/c scale); reports all changes including mental status.
  • Specimen collection: routine urine, labs as directed by the RN.
  • Assists with activities of daily living (ADL's), skin care, tube and catheter care, turning, positioning, transfer and ambulating, range of motion (ROM), hot and cold compresses.
  • Provides hygiene and comfort measures to include bathing/showering, pericare.
  • Changes linen as needed.
  • Empties drainage bags and records outputs, disposes of bodily fluids/waste.
  • Distributes and removes food trays, sets up meal trays, positions and prepares patient for meals, assists and/or feeds patient, assists with menu selection, records calorie counts, provides snacks and fluids, monitors head of bed (HOB) with patients receiving tube feedings.
  • Assists with turning, coughing, and deep breathing; reapplies O2 cannula/mask, provide portable oxygen tank for transport.
  • Starts IV's as directed by the RN.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG's
  • Communicates patient observations to RN timely and appropriately.
  • Orients patients and visitors to room and unit and updates the white boards appropriately.
  • Records measurements and patient data.
  • Documents treatments and procedures performed.
  • Responds to and utilizes nurse call system.
  • Reception and phone duties, as directed.
  • Retrieves information from the computer.
  • Performs patient pre-procedural and follow-up phone calls.
  • Facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe and organized environment for patients and coworkers.
  • Removes equipment when no longer in use to appropriate area for cleaning.
  • Re-orders and stocks materials as necessary.
  • Reports maintenance issues.
  • Participates in patient admission, transfer and discharge.
  • Demonstrates helpfulness, cooperation and respect for team members in pursuit of unprecedented patient care.
  • Other duties as delegated
  • Ensures call lights are within reach of patients.
  • Answers call lights promptly.
  • Ensures placement of patient identification bands.
  • Ensures that side rails and restraints are applied for patient safety and per policy.
  • Uses proper body mechanics and universal precautions.


  • Minimum Education Required:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • BLS
    • Minimum Required: 0-6 months of experience required
    • Preferred: 1-2 years equivalent experience

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at