CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities
advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how
and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in
JOB SUMMARY: Provide healthcare services applying x-ray energy
to assist in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Adheres to and supports with department radiation safety policies.
Assists physicians in performing diagnostic angiography and
interventional procedures. Responsible for maintaining sterile
field and accurately monitoring and reporting patients' hemodynamic
status throughout the procedure. Supports Room Coordinator in
various roles related to inventory management, process improvement,
accurate patient billing, and continuous quality improvement.
Supports additional organizational training needs related to
patient safety and process efficiency. Other task as assigned by
Room Coordinator or Cath Lab Director.
Completes a comprehensive assessment on patients of all
Obtains pertinent medical history from patient by observation or
with oral communication.
Performs patient assessment.
Recognizes changes in-patient during course of exam from initial
Records patient clinical history and patient assessment.
Exercises professional judgement in performance of services and
maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics.
Documents pertinent medical history from patient on radiology
Uses immobilizing devices as required by the patient's age,
condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment.
Using professional judgement:
a) Performs the procedure as ordered.
b) Modifies procedure as required through knowledge gained by
patient assessment without compromising diagnostic or therapeutic
Maintains credentialing file.
Ensures that communication supports the plan of patient
Communicates clearly with patients of all ages, peers and others
in order to complete the hospital/physician plan of patient
Notifies the patient's attending physician or Radiologist of any
patient issues that affect the plan of patient care as directed
within the time frames identified in the Radiology Policy
a) Or notifies the nurse on the patient's unit or the
physician's office nurse if the physician is not available.
Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance
of radiologic procedures.
Performs appropriate patient care conditions essential for
completion of the procedure for patients of all ages.
Performs radiologic procedures on patients of all ages properly,
according to the Radiology Procedure Manual standard of obtaining
Performs Diagnostic Angiographic/Therapeutic Interventional
procedures on patients of all ages properly, according to the
Angiographic/Interventional procedure manual standard.
Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory patients
Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon
completion of the procedure.
Performs venipuncture under the supervision of a physician on
patients of all ages.
Performs clerical tasks to support the patient plan of care.
Assist the Radiologist within the radiographer's scope of
practice as directed by the physician.
Assist with Quality Improvement checks and programs as they
relate to the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Functions as a lead technologist during the absence of the
Demonstrates proper working knowledge of sterile techniques as
related to Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist needs.
Provides education for students, patients, self and others
appropriate for the age that is being served.
Provides clinical supervision for student Radiographers.
Participates in student clinical competency evaluation by
a) Weekly student evaluations. b) Evaluates student clinical
competency by observing student clinical performance and
documenting their competence.
Pursues educational self-development in order to maintain ARRT
Completes mandatory in-services.
Maintains CPR certification according to Health Care Provider
course standards by the American Heart Association.
Attends school faculty meetings or monthly department
Participates in department Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Maintains a safe environment for patients, self and others.
Ensure that all radiation safety standards are met for all age
Documents patient pregnancy statements.
a) Notifies attending physician immediately if patient is
pregnant or suspects pregnancy before performing the procedure.
Modifies the procedure for pregnant patients as directed by
physician using the Radiology Safety Manual Guidelines to include
the use of:
a) Lead shielding. b) Performing different or fewer images that
still support the patient plan of care.
Avoid any mechanical, biological, radiation or electrical hazard
and report potential hazards immediately.
Education: Registered allied health professional in radiology,
cardiovascular technology or has passed an advanced Cardiovascular
Registry through either ARRT or CCI (RCIS)
Experience: At least (2) year experience as a cardiovascular
Technologist in cath lab setting
Physical Requirements: This job requires, at various times, the
following physical activities; climbing, balancing, stopping,
kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking,
pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling,
talking, and hearing, sometimes exerting in excess of 20-100 pounds
of force. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to
perform daily activities. May be subject to inside environmental
conditions, hazards (including electrical currents and exposure to
high heat and chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required
to function around prisoners and mental patients.
Skills: Able to use complex imaging equipment and computers.
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and readily adapts to
changing events in the radiographic environment.