Cardiology Technician I

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Nov 11, 2019
Full Time Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $44,786.52 - $54,438.36 Annually

Job Description

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 856-Health Services Unit

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill one (1) Full-Time vacancy as a Cardiology Technician I assigned to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) located in Martinez, CA.

As a Cardiology Technician I, the incumbent is responsible for the monitoring and handling of electrocardiograph (EKG) machines. In addition to transporting, setting up, operating, and reporting results of electrocardiograph and related tests, other duties may include: operating related cardiac stress equipment such as the treadmill; responding to Code Blue emergencies indicating cardiac arrest in progress; cleaning, testing and making minor repairs to diagnostic equipment; and scheduling appointments and filing reports.

This position reports to the Chief, Cardiopulmonary Support Services.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Experience attaching electrodes to specifies areas of the patient's body per protocol
  • Experience working in a clinic and/or acute care setting

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  • Knowledgeable in cardiac stress equipment such as treadmill or apply Holter cardiac monitoring equipment
  • Ability to distinguish between normal and abnormal wave patterns by comparing previous EKGs

To read the complete job description, please visit the website: . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.


Tentative Training and Experience Evaluation: Periodically Until Filled

Typical Tasks
  • Transports machines or equipment to assigned locations within main medical center or outpatient clinics
  • Receives patients and explains methods or procedure for administering EKG tests and all cardiac related procedures ordered by attending physician
  • Attaches electrodes to specifies areas of the patient's body per protocol
  • Monitors the recording procedures to discern artifacts or abnormalities
  • May also be assigned to operate related cardiac stress equipment such as treadmill or apply Holter cardiac monitoring equipment
  • Respond to Code Blue or Rapid Response emergencies indicating cardiac arrest in progress
  • Replenishes supply as needed
  • Cleans, tests and makes minor repairs to all diagnostic equipment
  • Reports major malfunctions to manager and Bio Medical Equipment Request
  • Observes all required safety standards to guard against injury to patients and staff
  • Schedules appointments and files reports
  • Types, files and copies reports

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: One (1) year of full time experience, or its equivalent, in the operation of electrocardiograph machines and related equipment.

Substitution for Experience: A certificate of completion of an electrocardiography course issued by an accredited college or vocational school may be substituted for the experience.

Certification Required: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association, or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross.

Selection Process

Applicants must attach the required certification documents to their application that is listed on the Minimum Qualifications section. Applications submitted without the required certification documents will be disqualified.

  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)
  4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.