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Diagnostic Imaging / Cath Lab Tech

Arlington, Virginia

Category: Allied

Certification: Diagnostic Imaging

Specialty: Cath Lab Tech




Job Summary:

The Cath Lab Tech, under direct supervision, assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease in the Cardiac Cath Lab.


Education: Completion of a two year approved School of Radiologic Technology

Experience: One year full time experience as a Cath Lab Tech

Licensure: Valid state radiology registration as required by state law

Certification: Registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology

Current CPR/BLS Certification

Duties and Responsibilities

The Cath Lab Tech is expected to practice safe procedures and adheres to radiation safety measures under the supervision of the Cardiac Catheterization physician. Specific duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assures cardiac catheterization lab equipment and room are functional
  • Assists with direct patient care pre and post procedure
  • Prepares and positions patients for invasive heart procedures
  • Assumes responsibilities of scrub and monitor tech during procedures
  • Assumes responsibility of imaging and other radiology functions
  • Monitors gauges, recorder and video screens of computer system during imaging of cardiovascular system
  • Prepares reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Skilled in the operation of cardiac cath lab equipment & portable radiologic equipment
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic understanding of computer technology
  • Perform all duties using proper body mechanics.
  • Frequently move/lift between 50-100 pounds, depending on assignment requirements
  • Stand for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to prepare equipment, materials or objects in order to provide patient care or maintain the patient environment
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Ability to follow directions/instructions from his/her supervisor.
  • Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities’ needs and patient needs are met.
  • To comply with all client facilities’ policies, procedures and practices

Working Conditions:

The Cath Lab Tech must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to inside environmental conditions, such as radiation, noise, infectious/communicable diseases, blood and bloodborne diseases, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, odors, gases and dusts. Frequent exposures to distressed patients, families or visitors.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Our company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)