Cardiac Cath Lab Tech Certified PRN - #604681

Methodist Hospital Texsan

Date: 11/26/2021 01:30 AM

City: Castroville, Texas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day




Methodist Texsan Hospital excels in nearly all aspects of advanced cardiovascular services and is equipped with dedicated operating room suites and five functional heart catheterization labs. Orthopedic services, which include the famed Joint Replacement Academy, boast some of the best clinical results in the industry. Methodist Texsan Hospital's 30-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit is the newest in the community and takes a team approach to providing excellent rehabilitative care for its patients. The emergency room is full-service and its board-certified emergency medicine doctors work hard for the right clinical diagnosis who strive to take care of patients quickly and efficiently

Methodist Texsan Hospital is licensed for 120 beds and is the first hospital in San Antonio to receive the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. The hospital has also been recognized among Modern Healthcare Magazine's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Texsan Hospital under Locations.

We offer you a generous benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Repayment

The Cardiac Cath Lab Invasive Specialist- Certified plays multiple roles on the Cardiac Cath Lab team as the Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist during Cardiac Catheterization procedures. In both roles he/she demonstrates technical proficiency in all Cardiac Cath Lab procedures and equipment; applies anatomical and physiological knowledge to proficiently assist the Cardiologist or Electrophysiologist with providing cardiac patient care. As the Invasive Specialist he/she maintains good communication with the Cath Lab team to ensure proper equipment set up, accurate monitoring, and quality data collection
Essential Job Functions:
1. Demonstrates technical proficiency for all cardiac catheterization procedures while functioning in a primary role as a Cardiac Cath Lab Technician or Hemodynamic Recorder
2. Consistently and correctly identifies cardiac structures, coronary vasculature, and the associated disease processes
3. Practices radiation safety and observes all principles to ALARA. This includes a good knowledge of all regulations and requirements set forth by the Texas Bureau of Radiation Control and the Methodist Radiation Safety Committee and the proper use and storage of personal radiation badge
4. Assists the physician in obtaining or entering data into the Physiologic Monitoring System(s) for accurate assessment of left and/or right-sided Hemodynamic pressure measurements. Assures accurate information is gathered or entered for the calculation of intra-cardiac shunts, valve areas, and pressure measurements throughout the catheter path
5. Accurately reports Ejection Fraction by demonstrating proficiency in the assessment of Cardiac function, utilizing Left Ventricular Analysis program(s). Understands the disease processes that result in depressed Cardiac function such as: Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Infarction, Valvular disorders, etc
6. Consistently assures that Angiographic and procedural data is properly archived for long-term storage. Verifies the presence of all components of procedure information in both hard copy and computerized formats
Additional Job Functions:
1. May have access to contrast agents and other non-controlled medications as appropriate to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
2. Takes "Call" on a rotating basis
3. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System and demonstrates excellent customer service at all times
4. Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare System and its associated facilities achieve its goals
5. Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to supervisors; must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function
6. Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community. Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code of Conduct itself
7. Completes other duties as assigned


1. Education and Experience: All of the following: High School graduate or GED
2. New hires as of 6/1/2013 have to have ONE of the following:
A. Two (2) years fulltime Invasive Cardiovascular Technology experience
B. An Associate Degree or equivalent college hours (62 semester hours) in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering or any primary science or higher
C. Graduate of an accredited (by CHEA, USDOE, or CMA) program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
D. Graduate of a NON-Programmatically accredited program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology which has a minimum of one (1) year of specialty training and includes a minimum of 800 clinical hours
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). Includes specific competency in: 

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization 

  • Peripheral Angiography 

  • PTCA, Stent implantation 

  • Aspiration/Extraction devices 

  • Distal Embolization Protection devices, PTA and Peripheral Stent implantation 

  • Vascular Closure devices 

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump 

  • Temporary Transvenous Pacing 

  • Implantable Defibrillators/Pacemakers all of which can occur on an Elective/Emergent basis preferred
4. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable)

5. Preferred: One (1) year (fulltime or fulltime equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology preferred
6. Baccalaureate in health, science, natural science or nursing, engineering or any primary science AND six (6) months of (fulltime or fulltime equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology preferred

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
1. Required: A. New hires must have ONE of the below listed certifications:
B. Current certification eligible Cath Lab Technicians must successfully pass RCIS/RCES exam in 1 year from start date;
A) RCIS (Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist) from CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International)
B) RCES (Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist
C) ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
D) RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist)
E) NREMT- Paramedic EMT
Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:
( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately _40_ hours or more per week inside
( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands)
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):
Sitting 40 % + Standing 40 % + Walking 20 % = 100%
LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles
( X ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up
to 10 lbs
( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects
Weighing up to 25 lbs
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects
weighing up to 50 lbs
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of
objects weighing more than 50 lbs
Some Freq None Some Freq None X



Repetitive arm/
Hand movements.




Eye-hand-foot coordination




Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)




Finger dexterity




Color vision




Vision acuity – far


Depth Perception


Vision acuity – near


Hearing Acuity


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