Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center RT/Cardiovascular Tech in Boston, Massachusetts

RT/Cardiovascular Tech

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 18450BR

Department Description: The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory consist of 4 procedures rooms and 3 hybrid procedures rooms in the OR. The lab offers a comprehensive range of cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures performed by nationally recognized cardiac interventionist. 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: 18450BRJob Summary: Assists the invasive cardiologist and/or vascular surgeon in the performance of invasive cardiac and vascular procedures. Shares responsibility in the acquisition and processing of state-of- the-art imaging and the efficient operation of equipment in the interventional and endovascular labs. Participates in hemodynamic monitoring, scrubbing and circulating duties. Maintains adequate levels of inventory in assigned procedure and restocks inventories as needed. Reports to the Chief Technologist and Nurse Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes aseptic technique for patient and table preparation. Monitors and documents all essential hemodynamic measurements throughout diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.

  • Utilizes and troubleshoots all adjunct diagnostic and interventional modalities necessary to complete catheterization procedures. Assists in recording, storing, retrieval and analyzing data obtained during cardiac and vascular procedures.

  • Provides technical skills necessary to assist the physician in performing interventional cardiac and endovascular procedures. Provides a safe environment for patients undergoing invasive procedures including instituting methods to reduce radiation exposure. Monitors and documents all X-ray exposure doses. Ensures radiation protection protocols are followed by all staff members and patients

  • Inventories procedure rooms and stocks as needed. Works collaboratively with clinical advisor and chief technologist to maintain adequate inventory. Completes expired stock list monthly.

  • Maintains professional growth by attending seminars and meetings. Participates in cross training in all aspects of the Cardiac Cath Lab. Maintains all CEU's required for certification and or licensure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology required. Bachelor's degree in Radiology preferred.

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

  • 3-5 years related work experience required.

  • Must be able to work in a 20lb. lead apron.

  • Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon (IAB) certification

  • Knowledge of cath lab inventory.

  • Minimum 3 years related experience in Angiography (Special Procedures), the OR or Emergency Department.


  • 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 varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  • Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

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