Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Chief Technician - Invasive Cardiology in Boston, Massachusetts

Chief Technician - Invasive Cardiology

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 15881BR

Department Description: The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory consist of 4 procedures rooms and 2 hybrid procedures rooms in the OR. The lab offers a comprehensive range of cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures performed by nationally recognized cardiac interventionist and vascular surgeons. The structural heart program is comprised of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), valvuloplasty, PFO, ASD, VSD, mitraclip, septal artery ablation.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 15881BRJob Summary: The Chief Tech - Invasive Cardiology reports to the Technical Director - Invasive Cardiology. This position is responsible for the overall operation of the cardiac cath lab including: hemo-dynamic monitoring equipment, radiographic and angio equipment operation, sterile technique, ordering of all equipment, management of all peripheral cases, scheduling and instruction of all technologists, performing technologists' annual reviews and establishing competencies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervises day-to-day operations of the labs under the Technical Director. Orients and trains new technologists on all equipment and procedures in the labs.

  • Maintains inventory databases (Apollo, MacLab and CCC) to keep current and accurate to ensure accurate patient billing. Interacts with vendors regarding inventory. Maintains accurate records of QA data of all radiographic equipment, lead apron maintenance and radiation safety for patients and staff.

  • Utilizes and teaches aseptic technique for table set-up and patient prep. Operates radiographic and angiographic equipment while applying knowledge of radiation safety practices. Performs and logs daily QA of x-ray equipment.

  • Maintains, organizes and assists in ordering cath lab supplies.

  • Participates in training physicians and new technologists in the use of lab equipment. Mentors and assists in training of students in the cath lab.

  • Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 4-6 Indirect Reports: None

  • Assists in planning, monitoring and/or managing budget in functional area of department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Radiologic or Life Sciences required.

  • Registration American Registry of Rad Tech required., and Certificate 1 Advanced Cardiac Life Support required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.


  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  • Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.

  • Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service: Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus