Cath Lab Rad Technologist

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 152015-1A
Date Posted: Jan 9, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Under supervision and while working with the cardiologist, operates radiology equipment during cardiac catheterizations in order to diagnose and quantify cardiac disorders.  Serves as scrub or circulating assistant; performs physiologic monitoring during cath procedures.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Assists physician during cardiac catheterizations by operating radiology equipment, scrubbing and standing at the procedure table for the duration of the case, circulating with regards to maintaining patient safety and gathering all equipment required and needed during a procedure. This will involve physical activity.
  1. Prepares cath lab and readiness of radiographic equipment, including camera, , pressure injection and any technical devices being used during the procedures such as IABP, CSI, Impella etc.
  1. Uses sterile techniques to set up for the procedure, such as opening up sterile packs and preparing instruments, sterile table and prepping & draping the patient with sterile sheets.
  1. Monitors and assesses patient’s status during the procedure; reports potential changes to registered nurse or physician.
  1. Provides emotional support to the patient to reduce patient’s anxiety during catheterization.
  1. Compiles patient’s test results and records in patient record via the EMR and PACS system.
  1. Maintains equipment such as single plane catheterization lab, homodynamic monitoring equipment, pressure injectors, , film viewers, defibrillators, hemochroms, omimeters, etc.; Keeps equipment in working order to ensure safe operation.  Applies proper infection control cleaning procedures to equipment and lab.
  1. Calibrates and troubleshoots all radiology equipment as needed.
  1. Restocks lab for next day’s procedures, keeping supervisor apprised of needed supplies.
  1. May assist on recording charges for provided services in EPIC.
  1. May be required to assist during procedures performed in the electro-physiology lab.
  1. Performs other related duties as required or assigned, including transport of patients from and to the holding area, CCU, OR etc.
  1. Applicant needs to be able to respond to any page call within 30mins when applicant is scheduled to be on call.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Successful completion of a two year accredited program in radiologic technology.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  

Requires current Massachusetts license as Registered Radiologic Technologist.   

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Mass Department of Public Health Radiation Control Program       

Requirement for Basic Life Support

Requirement for Advanced cardiac Life Support.

Experience:    Up to one year of cath lab experience preferred.



About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.