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Cardiac Cath Lab Radiology Technologist

at Hospital Corporation of America

Posted: 2/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00417-101009

Job Description

HCA Houston - West Houston Medical Center – Houston, TX

An HCA Affiliated Hospital
Cardiac Cath Lab Radiology Technologist - Cardiac Catheterization Lab CCL (Cath Lab)
West Houston Medical Center has been offering exceptional care to the West Houston community for 30 years. With more than 1,200 members on our care team and 400 of the region's most talented doctors, we are able to provide nationally recognized quality care.
For more than three years, we have achieved 100 percent compliance with CMS acute myocardial infarction requirement times. This means patients who arrive at our hospital in cardiac arrest receive full cardiovascular cath lab care with a door-to-balloon time of less than 90 minutes.
Our labs are equipped to perform several diagnostic and interventional procedures, including:
  • Left and right heart catheterization
  • Atherectomy and thrombectomy
  • Intracoronary thrombolytic methods
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) implantation including biventricular
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation including biventricular
  • Cardioversion
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Peripheral Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)
  • Stent placement
West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a Cardiac Cath Lab Radiology Technologist for Cardiac Catheterization Lab CCL (Cath Lab).
This Job Description for the Radiologic Technologist in the Cardiac Cath Lab, provides criteria for evaluation of the Radiologic Technologist working in a staff position. The Radiologic Technologist assigned to the Cardiac Cath Lab cares for adult and geriatric patients.
Responsible for assisting the R.N. in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of the Cath Lab patient.
Manages all assigned personnel, supplies, and equipment in the Cath Lab.
Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess, and improve the quality of patient care.
Assists the physician with all procedures performed in the Cath Lab.
Is able to function in a Code Blue situation..
Is able to function in a call-out situation by scrubbing and running the table (x-ray).
Is able to competently scrub all Cath Lab cases.
Competently operates radiologic equipment, and maintains quality control of system.
Responsible for daily Lab QC and proper documentation.
Ensures quality of digital imaging and adjusts parameters accordingly.
Ensures archiving and storage of digital data and maintains proper operation of image review stations.
Performs post processing manipulation of digital data to supply physician with   additional clinical data.
Responsible for stocking the supply room in assigned Lab.
Take the trash out every case and before you leave each day
Make sure all x-ray equipment is turned off before leaving for the day
Encourages and assumes teamwork roles for quality care, patient safety, and efficient lab times.
Takes direction from Lead Tech as to other duties, ie. relieving other staff, transporting patients or equipment, cleaning labs, maintaining inventory, and other unidentified duties.


Two years' experience as a radiologic technician, preferably in a Cath Lab setting.
Graduate of accredited school of Radiologic Technology
Educational requirements appropriate for meeting age-specific needs of patients  assigned to the Cardiac Cath Lab.
Special Qualifications:
ARRT and Radiology Technologist – Texas Department of Health
Current CPR certification.