Cardiopulmonary Technician

Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY
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Cardiopulmonary Technician




The CPL technician position is an integral component of HSS commitment to promote quality care to our patients in the perioperative period. The CPL technician administers EKGs and PFTs to inpatients and outpatients across multiple care settings including the pre-surgical screening, inpatient hospitalization, post-operative care settings. This includes providing urgent and emergent first responder roles to cardiac emergencies in patients hospitalized at HSS.


The CPL technician role:

  • Ability to perform all routine/Stat EKG’s on patient floors and PACU/OSCU/SDU according to procedure

  • Ability to perform proper lead placement is vital in obtaining an EKG that will lead to correct interpretation by MD.

  • Monitors EKG for abnormal patterns

  • Inputs information into machine and marks tracing to indicate positions of chest electrodes.

  • Maintains adequate supply of paper and electrodes in machine. Check correct date/time/care and maintenance of electro cardiograph machines.

  • Attaches electrodes of Holter Monitor to patient to record data over extended period of time.

  • Download all routine EKG’s from Doctors office and patient floors

  • Respond to all “Signal One” calls

  • Perform routine PFT’s testing (spirometry, lung volumes, diffusion, MIP and MEP pressures) on outpatients, as well as, research subjects referred for testing.

  • Manages and operates EKG and PFT equipment safely and correctly. Inspects cardiology equipment throughout the hospital to ensure it is functioning correctly. Ensures proper EKG and PFT equipment and supplies are available. Reports all malfunctions to Biomed dept.

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.

  • Manages time appropriately to meet patient, department and hospital needs

  • Staff Meetings

    • Unit-Based Training; In-services

    • New RN Orientation lectures

    • Respiratory therapy student training

  • Participates in inpatient, outpatient, and perioperative committees

  • Schedules cardiopulmonary procedures for inside/outside sources. Maintains records/reports.

  • Types report interpretations, sends reports to physicians, files inpatient reports in charts and files reports in department according to department procedures.

  • Liaises with covering cardiologist and critical care pulmonologist as needed

Professional requirements:

  • Adheres to dress code. Appearance is neat and clean.

  • Completes annual educational requirements.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled. Completes work within designated time.

  • Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.

  • Attends annual review and departmental in-services, as appropriate.

  • Attends staff meetings, reads all departmental notices and policies.

  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.


This position is based at the main hospital in the Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York, NY). This is a full time position, working eight (8) hour days (five days per week).



  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • EKG certification

  • NIOSH certification preferred

  • CPR certification: BLS

  • One (1)+ years of related experience as an EKG technologist and PFT technologist

  • Experience with an EMR (preferably Epic)


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