Cathlab Technician in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/10/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Assumes responsibility for all radiographic imaging and technical consideration involved in the performance of complex interventional cardiovascular procedures. Also responsible for daily scheduling of patient caseload, patient transportation and participating in all schedules.


1. Graduate of accredited program of radiology technology

2. Current license with Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety

3. Current CPR certification

4. Two years of Cath lab experience preferred


Exercised: None. Oversees orientation of new nurses to any procedures, and equipment. May serve as a preceptor for new nurses and technologist.

Received: Reports to Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab


May serve as resource to Cardiologist, Cardiac services or department in sponsored programs of instruction and training of others health care professionals, students and physicians on behalf of West Suburban Medical Center.

Utilizes good communication skills in daily interactions with patients, families, physicians, unit and hospital personnel. Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1. Demonstrates the WSMC Transformation for Success eight elements, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *Assesses treatment and care for specific patient populations and plans age appropriate care. Utilize hands on physical assessment skills interview techniques to formulate a clinical data base, analyzes collected information derived from patients and other sources to identify age- appropriate patient problems and needs. *

2. Independently implements plan of care utilizing professional technical skills and collaborates with and instructs patients, members of families/significant other and care team. Demonstrates ability to function in emergency situations. *

3. Employs radiation protection devices and techniques as required for patient and staff safety. Performs and maintains required records of quality control checks for radiological equipment. Maintains film badge records. *

5. Uses his or her technical skills to formulate appropriate question for measuring outcomes. Evaluates responses to therapeutic intervention. Make judgements based on data collected. *

6. Supports department of nursing and hospital policy and procedures. *

7. Performs scrub and monitoring duties. *

4. Complies with Cardiac Cath Lab department policy and procedures. Complies with the standards and guidelines established by JCAHO. *

5. Maintains environment and equipment in an appropriate manner. Supports Cardiac Cath team. Resolves problems, support customer service.

6. May be responsible for maintaining proper operation of equipment in lab.

7. Demonstrates responsibility for own professional practice and growth by ensuring clinical knowledge base and skills are maintained and enhanced. Supports and maintains current knowledge of organizational and unit policies and procedures. *


Physical Environment/Hazards: Work is performed primary in the Cath Lab. Must possess sufficient dexterity to use equipment, perform technical task and render patient care on a daily basis. Walk or stand most of the shift. Must have sufficient knowledge of basic body mechanics and physical strength to safely move patients and or equipment so as to prevent injury to self or others. Constant interruptions and changing priorities may produce stress. Constant exposure to diagnostic and undiagnostic communicable diseases and diagnostic radiation occurs. Possibility for needle sticks.

OSHA Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

TB Exposure: There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take Particulate Respirator Fit testing.


This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

All employees are required to familiarize themselves and continually comply with all federal and state healthcare laws, regulations and rules (including Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements which are applicable to the employee’s job duties). Any employee who becomes aware of possible noncompliance with applicable laws is required to promptly report such possible noncompliance to his or her immediate manager or the compliance Resource Line. No adverse action or any form of retaliation shall be taken by the Hospital against any employee because of that person’s good faith report of possible noncompliance