Cardio Tech Trainee

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Cardiac Catheterization Services
Hours / Pay Period
French Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours
Monday-Friday (2:30PM-11:00PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including construction of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which will provide community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.  French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to


Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:


In keeping with the French Hospital Medical Center health care philosophy, the Cardio Tech - Trainee while under direct supervision of a Preceptor or equivalent, learns to assist the physician with a variety of diagnostic and invasive procedures in the Hybrid suite and Angiographic suites. Performs at a proficient level in the areas of patient monitoring and scrubbing, judgment and anticipation of physician needs during diagnostic and interventional procedures. Licensed to position and fluro patients. Ability to store and retrieve patient media from archive system and Hemodynamic system.




Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 40 hours observing and shadowing a Cardio Tech and/or with other Cardio Tech team members in the performance of their duties by the hire or transfer date
  • Proficient in interpretation of EKG rhythms as evidence by passing EKG test by the hire or transfer date
  • CRT Certificaition
  • Current CPR-AHA Certification (CT CPRBLS)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Five years experience as a Special Procedures Technologist/Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist, including scrubbing
  • Monitoring circulating 
  • ARRT

Special Skills:

  • Must have working knowledge of imaging equipment.
  • Must also know departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with fellow staff
    members, physicians, patient population and be able to collaborate with other departments in a multi-disciplinary situation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Self motivated and able to achieve results through good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability and willingness to actively participate in Cath Lab task forces and committees


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