Cath Lab Technologist- Cath Lab

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Cath Lab
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center



CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Assists physicians during special radiologic procedures requiring experience and advanced training in the Cath lab. Serves as a resource person for other personnel regarding hemodynamic monitoring and radiation safety.  These procedures vary in advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures requiring experience and advanced training in the cardiac cath lab. Such procedures include, but are not limited to, coronary angiograms, PTCAs, peripheral and coronary artery stent placements, pediatric and adult heart catheterizations, peripheral PTAs, ICD implants, PPM implants, electrophysiology studies, EP mapping, EP ablation, valvuloplastie, structural heart procedures, and laser procedures.  




  • Assists the physician with imaging during diagnosis and treatment of cardiac cath lab patients of diverse ages. Ensures quality of imaging and image acquisition, DSA, and hemodynamic monitoring. Ensures radiation safety practices are used for patients and personnel.
  • Proficient with aseptic technique and assists physician with scrubbing during procedure. Transport patients to and from the cath lab.  May apply manual pressure to puncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedures.
  • Assists with technical utilization of physiologic monitoring/data devices in the cath lab. Calibrates physiologic and monitoring devices. Prepares appropriate forms to document procedural data. Prepares and maintains physiological data after completion of each procedure.
  • Sets up trays for procedures using sterile technique.
  • Assists physician with scrubbing during and after procedure.
  • Prepares skin and drapes patient for procedure using aseptic technique.
  • Acquires supplies needed for procedures and may pass to physician or assistant maintaining sterile technique. Assists in maintaining inventory control.
  • Administers CPR, defibrillation, Ambu, etc. as ordered by physician during procedure.
  • Transports patients to and from procedure rooms. Reports status of hemostasis of puncture site(s) to nurse. May apply clamp or manual pressure to puncture site(s).
  • Patient and family education of cath lab procedures and documents of patient medical record.



  • Cross-trains in other job functions as needed.
  • Participates on committees as assigned.
  • Serves as resource for training and instructing personnel in Cath Lab Tech role.



The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified but should not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be needed to perform the duties of this position.  Must have ability to maintain skills and perform tasks required for the position as outlined in the list of department competencies.



  • Graduate of Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist certification program and completion of preceptorship; must be registered within one year of hire

OR completion of a two-year training program in Radiologic technology, maintain a current Iowa permit to practice AND ARRT registry and have 2 years of experience

OR an Advanced Medical Training Degree (Associate of Science degree or Associate’s degree in Paramedic, or Allied Health Profession) with 2 years of experience.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Basic EKG monitoring class preferred.
  • ACLS preferred - required within 6 months in cath lab.
  • Mandatory Reporter required.


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