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CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST - CATH (CVT-RCIS; ARRT-RCIS OR CI)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on November 27, 2019
Req #: 134854
Department: CATH LAB
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 11/06/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $6,496 $9,294 per month. 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: This Cardiovascular Technologist Candidate Banks will be used to fill multiple openings.  At this time, the following full-time Technologist position is available:
7:30am - 6:00pm; 4, 10's; Days to vary; Plus on-call days/eves/nights


(RT, ARRT, RCES)  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST in the Cath Lab, full-time (100%).  Responsibilities include scrubbing, monitoring and circulating complex interventional cardiology cases. Case types include all complex coronary (PCI, CTO, Brachy), structural heart (TAVR, TMVR, Mitraclip, LAAO, ASD/PFO/VSD), heart failure/transplant (Biopsies, RHC, Impella, Tandem, ECMO, IABP) and adult-congenital procedures.

The Cardiovascular Technologist performs a variety of cardiac imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols.  They function as the first line interface with patients in the successful accomplishment of their cardiac imaging and monitoring needs.  Additionally, the person in this role participates in CQI activities.

  • Instructs and prepares patients for cardiac procedures.

  • Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure.

  • Safely and correctly operates radiographic equipment to produce angiographic, digital and other specialized images.

  • Effectively operates complex computerized physiological equipment to monitor and record ECG's and intracardiac pressures during a variety of cardiac procedures.  Collects hemodynamic data, oxygen saturations and cardiac outputs using a variety of equipment.

  • Preps and drapes patients following aseptic technique.

  • Performs patient care in an environment that optimizes safety, patient comfort and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Consistently assesses patient pain interfering with the procedure - makes appropriate physician or nurse contact for intervention(s).

  • Accurately injects contrast media under the direct presence and supervision of the Cardiologist performing the procedure.

  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

  • Ensures proper technical factors are selected prior to image capture.

  • Ensures all images are properly marked prior to image capture.

  • Inputs patient charges, maintains accurate inventory and assists in the evaluation of new products.

  • Practices required medical and surgical aseptic procedures.

  • Participates in the education and competency training of other staff, fellows and students.

  • Performs quality control testing on a variety of equipment.

  • Takes Cardiac Cath Lab call according to monthly schedule after regular department hours and responds appropriately when called after hours.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

RCIS, CIS, Cardiovascular  Tech, CVT , Registered Cardiovascular Tech, Registered Cardiovascular  Technologist, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Tech, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Technologist, CV Technologist, RT, ARRT, CI, RCES, Radiologic Technologist, Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Technologist, Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Tech REQUIREMENTS: Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an accredited Interventional Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) Program AND registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) AND Licensure by the State of Washington as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CIS)

OR

Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an accredited Radiologic Technologist Program AND Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) AND Licensure by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist (RT)

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.