Cardiac Cath Lab or Radiology Tech Certified
Company: Methodist Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now
internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the
beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our
patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating
ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With
981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties
including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants,
emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist
Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and
recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1
in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the
most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by
the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been
nationally recognized by Leapfrog s Hospital Safety Grade A,
accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated
as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please
visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under
We offer you a generous benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Discount Program
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Student Loan Repayment The Cardiac Cath Lab Technician-
Certified plays multiple roles on the Cardiac Cath Lab team as the
Cardiovascular technician or the Hemodynamic Recorder during
Cardiac Catheterization procedures. In both roles he/she
demonstrates technical proficiency in all Cardiac Cath Lab
procedures and equipment; applies anatomical and physiological
knowledge to proficiently assist the Cardiologist or
Electrophysiologist with providing cardiac patient care. As the
Hemodynamic Recorder, he/she maintains good communication with the
Cath Lab team to ensure proper equipment set up, accurate
monitoring, and quality data collection.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Demonstrates technical proficiency for all cardiac
catheterization procedures while functioning in a primary role as a
Cardiac Cath Lab Technician or Hemodynamic Recorder.
2. Consistently and correctly identifies cardiac structures,
coronary vasculature, and the associated disease processes.
3. Practices radiation safety and observes all principles to ALARA.
This includes a good knowledge of all regulations and requirements
set forth by the Texas Bureau of Radiation Control and the
Methodist Radiation Safety Committee and the proper use and storage
of personal radiation badge.
4. Assists the physician in obtaining or entering data into the
Physiologic Monitoring System(s) for accurate assessment of left
and/or right-sided Hemodynamic pressure measurements. Assures
accurate information is gathered or entered for the calculation of
intra-cardiac shunts, valve areas, and pressure measurements
throughout the catheter path.
5. Accurately reports Ejection Fraction by demonstrating
proficiency in the assessment of Cardiac function, utilizing Left
Ventricular Analysis program(s). Understands the disease processes
that result in depressed Cardiac function such as: Coronary Artery
Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Infarction, Valvular disorders,
6. Consistently assures that Angiographic and procedural data is
properly archived for long-term storage. Verifies the presence of
all components of procedure information in both hard copy and
Additional Job Functions:
1. May have access to contrast agents and other non-controlled
medications as appropriate to diagnostic and therapeutic
2. Takes "Call" on a rotating basis.
3. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare
System and demonstrates excellent customer service at all
4. Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare
System and its associated facilities achieve its goals.
5. Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies
and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at
all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to
must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or
materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with
supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to
the safe procedure to be used for any job function.
6. Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical
behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community.
Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that
appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code
of Conduct itself.
7. Completes other duties as assigned
Education and Experience: ALL of the following:
1. High School graduateor GED
2. New hires as of 6/1/2013 have to have ONE of the following:
A. Two (2) years fulltime Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
B. An Associate Degree or equivalent college hours (62 semester
hours) in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering or
any primary science or higher.
C. Graduate of an accredited (by CHEA, USDOE, or CMA) program in
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.
D. Graduate of a NON-Programmatically accredited program in
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology which has a minimum of one (1)
year of specialty training and includes a minimum of 800 clinical
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies
as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are
specific to the needs of the patient population served (if
applicable). Includes specific competency in: ?
- Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization ?
- Peripheral Angiography ?
- PTCA, Stent implantation ?
- Aspiration/Extraction devices ?
- Distal Embolization Protection devices, PTA and Peripheral
Stent implantation ?
- Vascular Closure devices ?
- Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump ?
- Temporary Transvenous Pacing ?
- Implantable Defibrillators/Pacemakers all of which can occur on
an Elective/Emergent basis preferred. 4. Employee completes initial
and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line,
facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the
patient population served (if applicable).
5. Preferred: One (1) year (fulltime or fulltime equivalent) in
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology preferred.
6. Baccalaureate in health, science, natural science or nursing,
engineering or any primary science AND six (6) months of (fulltime
or fulltime equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
1. Required: A. New hires must have ONE of the below listed
B. Current certification eligible Cath Lab Technicians must
successfully pass RCIS/RCES exam in 1 year from start date;
A) RCIS (Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist) from CCI
(Cardiovascular Credentialing International)
B) RCES (Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist
C) ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
D) RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist)
E) NREMT- Paramedic EMT
Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions :
( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately _40_ hours or more per week
( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside
(driving/running work related errands).
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):
Sitting 40 % + Standing 40 % + Walking 20 % = 100%
LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with
assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average
patient/heaviest object specific to the department.
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting
and/or carrying articles.
( X ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting
and/or carrying articles weighing up
to 10 lbs.
( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting
and/or carrying of objects
Weighing up to 25 lbs.
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting
and/or carrying of objects
weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with
frequent lifting and/or carrying of
objects weighing more than 50 lbs.
Some Freq None Some Freq None X
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Vision acuity - far
Vision acuity - near
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