Cardiac Cath Radiology Technician

  • Northwest Community Healthcare
  • Arlington Heights, IL, USA
  • Apr 05, 2018
Full time Registered Technologist (RT)

Job Description

Full time, Days, weekends as needed

SIGN ON BONUS - $4000.00

No more than 30 min from hospital for required on call responsibilities.


Reporting to the Director of Cardiac Services with accountability to the Team Facilitator and Team is responsible for the operation of special radiographic equipment and assisting in the care of the patient.

1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adult and geriatric patients based on the developmental stages of the patient. Instructs and educates patient and family regarding procedures performed in a comprehensive manner, considering the developmental needs of the patient.

2. Assists nurse and physician in patient assessment and monitoring. Assists nurses preparing outpatients for procedures.

3. Performs daily assignments including scrubbing, circulating, recording hemodynamics, and administering post procedural care per policies.

4. Monitors radiographic equipment during invasive and related cardiac procedures. Burns compact disc relative to the procedure being performed. Checks to make sure that all patient procedure transfer over to archiving system for permanent storage.

5. May determine LV function from the LV angiogram acquired during digital imaging. May perform stenosis analysis on digital images.

6. Attends all mandatory in service education programs as required by area of service.

7. Transports patients to and from the Cath Lab as needed.

8. May perform quality control; maintains equipment according to established procedures and safety policies. Utilizes supplies and equipment in the provision of patient care in a manner that assures quality, cost effective patient care. Maintains responsibility for transport and inventory management of contrast media.

9. On-call requirement to provide patient care in the lab during emergency procedures.

10. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies and procedures.


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Job Requirement


  1. Graduate of an AMA approved Radiologic Technology program.

    2. A.R.R.T. (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) registration.

    3. Minimum of one year experience as a Radiologic Technologist. Previous Cardiac Cath experience highly preferred.

    4. Current CPR certification required. ACLS certification required and can be obtained after hire.

    5. EKG and hemodynamic monitoring competency required.

    6. Knowledge of and/or experience in the correct use of body mechanics.
  2. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with staff, physicians, patients, and families.

    8. The written and verbal communication skills necessary to document patient
    procedures and inform patient regarding procedures.

    9. The analytical ability to determine accurate test results and to assess patient's condition.

    10. The ability to operate and maintain radiologic equipment.

    11. The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.



NCH at a glance:

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is known for compassionate care and its convenient location. But it's our advanced technologies, clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities that offer the latest treatments and assure the care, comfort and safety of our patients and the community. NCH offers:

  • A 489-bed hospital, including 200 private rooms in the South Pavilion
  • Four Immediate Care Centers, located in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect and Schaumburg
  • Seven accessible outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology
  • The Day Surgery Center, a same-day outpatient surgery center

Annually, NCH treats an average of 24,000 inpatients and conducts:

  • 337,000 outpatient visits
  • 43,000 home care visits
  • 3,100 newborn deliveries
  • Approximately 18,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical cases, ranging from open heart surgery and joint replacement to neurosurgery and minimally invasive procedures


NCH provides our patients and community with safe, high quality care - and it shows. Here are a few of the many awards and designations we've recently achieved:

  • Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence (The American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Magnet status to hospitals that exhibit exemplary patient outcomes and satisfaction, have impressive nurse-to-patient ratios, and attract and retain the best nursing staff.)
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
  • 2016 American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association "Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award"

We are:

  • 4,000 employees including nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support personnel
  • More than 1,000 physicians with offices throughout the northwest suburbs
  • NCH Medical Group, an employed physician group focusing on primary and specialty care
  • Approximately 800 volunteers providing more than 100,000 hours of service annually

Individuals with the necessary credentials are encouraged to apply online at:

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