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Invasive Cardiac Technologist

Invasive Cardiac Technologist
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La Crosse, WI 54601

Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago
Full time

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Join Gundersen Health System as an Invasive Cardiac Technologist!

  • 36 hours/week
  • 8 and 9-hour shifts
  • 745am or 830am start times
  • Call coverage every 5th weekend and 1-2 nights per pay period
  • Join a well-staffed department of 24 RNs and Techs

Diploma or Associate level health science program completion in cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology, exercise physiology or similar field.

Job Description:

The Invasive Cardiology Technologist assists the physician with diagnostic and therapeutic interventions of patients with heart disease. The Invasive Cardiology Technician acts as a patient advocate by assisting the physician and RN with procedures, assessment of patient status, and communication of information in a way that fosters individualized patient care in a cost effective manner.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Demonstrates the ability to perform at least two of the following responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates ability to monitor and assess the hemodynamic status of patients during diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency procedures by observing and recording accurately EKGs, wave forms, and oximetry, and reporting changes to physician and/or RN as they occur. Also generates reports in a timely fashion.
  • Assist staff in procedures to promote safety and quality radiographic imaging by positioning patient, table, and C-arm during diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency procedures to obtain both optimal imaging as well as maintaining lowest possible radiation dose.
  • Assists MD during diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency procedures by "scrubbing in" to promote skilled procedural practice and maintain sterile field for optimal quality and safe patient outcomes.

2. Demonstrates the ability to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Works with staff to promote an open and healthy communicative atmosphere for enhanced delivery of patient care and unit outcomes.
  • Works with staff by participating in QI activities in order to continuously improve patient care and positive out-comes.
  • Works with staff by participating in daily lab activities as per policy/procedure and written guidelines to enhance practice and work flow.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safety issues in a manner to prevent unsafe conditions and hazards in the work place.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and works with staff to promote cardiology best practice by participating in mandatory organizational and unit specific educational programs and maintaining certification credentialing.
  • Demonstrates flexibility by changing work hours to meet unit needs and ability to take extra call when needed. (Ability to take calls nights and weekends with a 30 minute in house response time.)

3. Witness waste of controlled substances with authorized staff in the state of Wisconsin. Will not witness waste in Minnesota and Iowa, both states require licensed individuals or registered pharmacy technician staff only to witness the waste of controlled substances.

4. Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Education and Learning:
Post High School education in a specialized field: Diploma or Associate level health science program completion in cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology or exercise physiology or similar field.

Vocational or technical training graduate of accredited cardiovascular technology program

Work Experience:
1 year of direct patient care experience in a healthcare related field


1 year of experience as a technologist in cardiac cath lab, electrophysiology lab, vascular, or interventional radiology environment.

License and Certifications:
License commensurate with education and experience 

Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 3 months of hire


American Registry of Radiologic Technology Registered Technologist-Radiography (ARRT) or Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or American Registry

Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES)

Age Specific Population Served:
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)

OSHA Category:
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Subject to hazards.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Kneeling/Half Kneel Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
Climbing Stair Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Push/Pull (Static Force) Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 100-150

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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