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Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist I / Cardiac Cath Lab / Sharp Memorial Hospital / $10,000 SIGN ON BONUS for External Candidates / Day Shift / Full Time (10 hour shifts) / On-Call Required

Job ID JR133145 Date Posted 01/06/2023
San Diego, California
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Day
  • Regular
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Shift Start Time:

7 AM

Shift End Time:

5:30 PM

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$45.812 - $59.112 - $72.412

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

Qualified external candidates may be eligible for a $10,000 Sign On Bonus.

What You Will Do
The Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist is responsible for all radiographic procedures and their quality control in the lab. This position assists physicians as a scrub technician during cardiac catheterization procedures and will be responsible for providing age specific care, education, and imaging procedures with other members of the defined healthcare team, as well as scrub, and circulate in the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory setting.

Required Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • Other Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an accredited school and meets the requirements of an appropriate State and/or Federal mandated certification or equivalent.
  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
  • Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health
  • Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 Year Radiological imaging experience
  • 1 Year Cath Lab Rad Tech experience
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) - Cardiovascular Credentialing International
  • ARRT Certificate - ARRT
  • ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association

Other Qualification Requirements

  • Basic Arrhythmia Certification (from an approved source)

Essential Functions

  • Documentation Management
    Confirms correct patient information is entered in imaging modality.
    Ensures that study is ended correctly and images are transferred to PACS system.
    Participates in daily reconciliation process to ensure all relevant images have transferred to PACS.
    Ensures that fluoro time, radiation dose and contrast volume are documented on every case.
    Assists in inventory management by maintaining accurate records of supplies used in each procedure.
    Able to perform basic EP set-up and support of EP procedures.
  • Produce high quality exams
    Understands and applies appropriate imaging techniques.
    Positions according to department imaging protocol.
    Labels and identifies studies correctly using marker sets or post processing.
    Uses imaging equipment proficiently.
    Uses imaging agents (contrast) according to protocol.
    Operates and troubleshoots imaging equipment.
    Assist the Cardiologist in a scrub assistant role for all types of catheterization procedures.
    Operates the fluoroscopy equipment in a manner that provides the highest quality image for the cardiologist to perform diagnostic and therapeutic catheterization.
    Assist with equipment and room setup for appropriate patient age and size.
    Selects radiographic factors to ensure the least amount of patient radiation exposure while maintaining established department standards of performance.
  • Quality Assurance and Safety
    Verifies patient identification and pregnancy status.
    Implements safe, efficient and therapeutic care.
    Assists Physician with proper imaging techniques and protocols to facilitate diagnostic procedures while practicing sterile techniques to prevent cross-contamination. Performs proper procedure on proper patient.
    Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions.
    Observes the patient, reports any changes in status, and initiates appropriate action to ensure a positive outcome.
    Follows patient's Advanced Directive.
    Maintains strict patient confidentiality, keeps work discussion professional and limited to private areas.
    Perform weekly fluoroscopy checks as assigned.
    Utilizes and/or directs appropriate personal protective equipment.
    Utilizes and/or directs appropriate radiation dosimetry badge(s) and demonstrates compliance with ALARA.
  • Patient and family education
    Provides pre and post procedure education and reassurance to include but not limited to: What the procedure is, how long it is going to take, physician involved, contrast administration and mode of delivery, positioning, instructions related to procedure, the report, patient satisfaction form, etc.
    Interacts and communicates in a manner to reflect an understanding of the patient's age, culture, state of health, level of comprehension.
    Communicates and interacts with the patient's family in a way that is perceived positive and supportive while maintaining patient confidentiality.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.


Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) - Cardiovascular Credentialing International; Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health; Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Other; ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent; ARRT Certificate - ARRT
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