The University of Kansas Health System

Cardiovascular Lab Technician I

Department Cardiovascular Lab
Shift Days - Full-Time
Requisition ID
Position Location
Allied Health

Position Summary

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Cath Lab manager the Cath lab Technician I performs in the role of scrub and monitoring staff in the Cath lab. The cath lab tech assists in the performance of invasive and non-invasive coronary and peripheral procedures and pacemaker implants in the cath lab by delivering safe, evidence based care. The tech will also assist the charge nurse with recovery room duties as needed.


Essential Functions:


  • Collects and assesses relevant information regarding status of the patient including identification, procedure, appropriateness for indicated signs and symptoms, pregnancy status, patient preparation, contraindications and safety screenings.
  • Evaluates lab values, prior medical studies, medications and patient's tolerance to safely and accurately provide care according to established policies.

  • Selects appropriate shielding, immobilization devices, patient positioning, imaging coils, contrast and makes pharmaceutical selections.

  • Carries out interventions, verifies orders prior to exam and facilitates local anesthesia safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes

  • Makes recommendations to physician and health care team during exam based on clinical signs and symptom or disease processes.

  • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.

  • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.

  • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.

  • Adheres to equipment safety standards and identifies and appropriately reports variances and concerns, daily and weekly equipment checks including maintenance and cleaning, equipment quality checks [film printing and monitors], equipment problem reporting.


HIPAA:  This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:


Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
None – no approved access



Description of Information

Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, ReligionPrimary
Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment RatesNone
Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and PhysicalPrimary
Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes


Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited Radiological Technologist Program RT (R) required; prior cardiovascular lab experience preferred; As of April 1, 2016: Cardiac Rhythms class required or must complete within six months of employment; ability to rapidly interpret lab data and make recommendations on the data obtained; knowledge of general radiology and practice required.

Certificates and Licenses: Registered ARRT required; Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)/Registered Cardiovascular Technician (RCVT) preferred; current Kansas state radiology licensure required and may require additional state licensure based on population served preferred; BLS certification within the first two weeks of employment and ACLS certification within six months of employment; additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the time frame in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.


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