County of Santa ClaraSan Jose 95128
Full Time +

Trains Registered Nurses and Radiology Technicians on procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL);.

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Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist

County of Santa Clara
Full Time, Part Time Santa Clara Valley Medical Ctr, 751 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, United States Apply before 9/30/2023 11:59


Under general supervision, to scrub in and perform highly specialized and routine diagnostic and interventional cardiac and radiology procedures in a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL).

Please note: All applicants are required to attach proof of valid licenses and/or certificates. Applicants that do not attach proof to their application will be rejected. 

Covid 19 Risk Tier- High Risk 

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Typical Tasks

Positions in these classifications perform imaging procedures primarily in their respective area(s) of competency. The following is a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in this classification and is not intended to reflect all duties performed by every incumbent in this classification:

  • Conducts product evaluation and inventory management of supplies used in the CCL;

  • Trains Registered Nurses and Radiology Technicians on procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL);

  • Directly assists the physician(s) during cardiovascular, interventional, neurovascular, vascular, electrophysiology, and angiographic procedures; 

  • Archives images in Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) or Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) and verifies all required images are stored, properly specified, names corrected, and in the proper archive;

  • Operates ancillary equipment at a more advanced level for the modality, including measurements, indications, and troubleshooting;

  • Organizes technical assignments and assists patient flow in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab;

  • Completes daily room calibration and weekly fluoroscopy checks of all equipment;

  • Correctly obtains and identifies angiographic images, utilizing radiation reducing techniques according to best practice; 

  • Manipulates and sends images via the PACS and CVIS;

  • Operates and trouble-shoots, as necessary, diagnostic equipment and Interventional Adjuncts, via AngioJet, Rotoblator, Laser, etc.;

  • Tracks and bills each procedure and associated supplies;

  • Mixes, fills, and administers contrast media and medications from an automatic pressure injector and physician manifold during the procedures under direction of a physician;

  • Instructs patient, positions patient and equipment, computes and/or selects technical factors, and obtains images as instructed;

  • Performs other assigned radiographic procedures;

  • Performs routine administrative tasks;

  • Cleans and re-stocks procedure rooms and ancillary areas, and maintains proper inventory levels;

  • Adheres to all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations, including Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);

  • Records, stores, retrieves, and analyzes data obtained during procedures;

  • Provides advanced scrub assistance, including patient positioning, prep, table set-up, draping, and supply selection during advanced procedures;

  • Performs patient assessment and reassessment during the procedure and relays information to nurse or physician in the room;

  • Verifies physician orders and properly organizes necessary equipment, supplies, and positioning;

  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Employment Standards

Sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the possession and direct application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through six (6) years of experience performing Interventional Radiology procedures, including two (2) years of recent experience in a cardiac catheterization lab.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid California Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) license.

  • Possession of a valid California Fluoroscopy license.

  • Possession of any of the following certifications: 

    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Cardiovascular Interventional Radiography (CV)

    • ARRT Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI) 

    • ARRT Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI)

    • CCI Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

Knowledge of:

  • Services including interventional, neurovascular, vascular, cardiovascular, and electrophysiology;

  • Ancillary equipment for the modality, including measurements, indications, and troubleshooting;

  • Radiographic and fluoroscopic techniques, methods and equipment;

  • Specialized diagnostic imaging principles, techniques, methods, and equipment relative to angiography procedures; 

  • Structural and organic anatomy;

  • Methods of positioning patients for radiographic and specialized diagnostic imaging exposures;

  • Principles of radiation physics;

  • Principles of image processing and development;

  • Scrub procedures, including patient positioning, prep, table set-up, draping and supply selection;

  • Regulatory requirements regarding Radiologic Technologist and radiation safety;

  • Physician orders to properly organize necessary equipment, supplies, positioning, and prior patient safety testing;

  • Basic computer applications.

Ability to:

  • Perform complex radiographic and diagnostic imaging procedures;

  • Accurately bill complex procedures and supplies in a timely fashion; 

  • Provide safe and appropriate care to all patients, even in stressful situations;

  • Troubleshoot, document, and communicate equipment problems;

  • Effectively communicate in English with patients and medical staff, both orally and in written form;

  • Follow written and oral instructions;

  • Prioritize tasks for safety and timeliness;

  • Work independently with minimal supervision;

  • Perform advanced scrub procedures;

  • Perform basic patient assessment and reassessment during the procedure and relay information to nurse or physician.

Physical Requirements
  • Willingly be placed on on-call status as needed.