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Imaging Tech I Cardiac Catheterization Svcs

Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge, California

The posted compensation range of $37.44 - $46.62 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-321324 Employment Type Full Time Department Cardiac Catheterization Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 7:30am - 4:00pm) on call required Remote No Category Radiology

Founded in 1955 Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services including the Leavey Cancer Center a cardiovascular center stroke center the Center for Assault Treatment Services a pediatric medical center and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9000 physicians 62000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit for more information.

Imaging Tech I - Cardiac Cath Lab

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Under the general direction of the invasive Cardiologist the Imaging Tech I assists with cardiac cath lab procedures. Primarily responsible for the radiographic equipment radiographs and related imaging and archiving equipment. Participates as a surgical scrub as necessary. Monitors and processes hemodynamic data. Provides direct patient care under the direction and coordination of the RN responsible for patient care.

Primarily responsible for the radiographic X-ray equipment and archival system. Evaluates equipment and completes reporting of repair and maintenance on a daily basis.


  • Responsible for upholding Dignity Health's visions, values and guiding principles. Responsible for maintaining positive morale levels in areas supervised. Communicates in a positive and effective manner with customers and staff.
  • Participates as a surgical scrub as needed.Participates as the monitor position using the hemodynamic monitoring system for documentation of the procedures performed, sampling and analysis of hemodynamic data including CO; CVP, PA, PCWP, LVEDP waveforms; Valve Area calculations, Shunt calculations.
  • Assists with preparation of lab for procedures including scrub table preparation, QC on Adult and pediatric crash carts, Intra-aortic balloon Pump, ACT machines and other equipment as necessary, assists in assuring that all equipment is in optimal working condition, reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate person/department.
  • Assists in preparation of patients for cath lab procedures. Assists with transport of patients to and from the cath lab as necessary.
  • Maintains the digital radiographic archive system and database.
  • Performs fluoroscopic output checks, Lead Apron checks and imaging quality control.
  • Assists with departmental inventory as needed, orders through hospital materials management system.
  • Participates in on-call/standby to meet departmental needs.
  • Assists with management of arterial, CVP, Swan Ganz catheters including insertion and removal per departmental/hospital policies.
  • Assist with management of IABP including initial set up and insertion per protocol.
  • Operates external defibrillator, external transcutaneous and temporary transvenous pacemaker as necessary.
  • May be required to provide lab result report to cardiology and other staff informing whether normal, abnormal or critical values in the absence of RN performing patient care.
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of Title 17 as related to radiation safety guidelines in radiation safety as related to ALARA. Familiar with radiological imaging and positioning.
  • Responsible for exercising radiation safety as related to patient safety, under the direction of the invasive cardiologist.
  • Maintains an adequate supply inventory, maintains positive vendor relationships.
  • May be assigned to serve as a preceptor and role model to new personnel; collaborates with the supervisory staff to identify professional, educational and growth needs.
  • Performs other job duties, tasks as requested by department management.


  • A satisfactory completion of a full rotation at Northridge Hospital cardiac Cath lab within the last year.
  • Previous experience in scrubbing and monitoring of patients preferred
  • Courses in Hemodynamic monitoring Arrhythmia Interpretation Cardiac specific classes within 1 year of hire required.
  • Must become proficient at Siemens software McKesson Hemodynamics QSIGHT inventory management and current image archiving system within six months of employment.
  • Must become familiar with hospital Information system (AS400 ordering system) within six months of employment.
  • CRT (California Radiologic Technologist) ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) and fluoroscopy certification required.
  • Basic Life Support certification required.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support  within one year of employment required.
  • High School graduate or equivalent required. Completion of formal radiology technology training in an AMA approved school meeting ARRT requirements
  • CRT (California Radiologic Technologist) ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) and fluoroscopy certification required.
  • Basic Life Support certification required.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support  within one year of employment required.

This position is represented by SEIU L121RN and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement


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