Job Description

Job Title: Invasive Cardiac Technologist
Job ID: 732936
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Hours will vary, plus call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: Cardiac Catherization
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132


Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.

  • Administers contrast under the direction of the procedure physician
  • Demonstrate proper positioning and appropriate radiographic techniques for all diagnostic and interventional procedures. 
  • Exhibits a clear understanding of correct patient preparation, equipment operations and patient monitoring systems
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. 
  • Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently
  • Demonstrates competency in functioning in the first assist position
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation
  • Ensures all images within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through the PACS, and are properly networked to appropriate electronic record for archival and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the procedures performed
  • Fosters an environment that supports aseptic technique during procedures and patient safety with the incorporation of a time-out process
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. 
  • Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. 
  • Documents patient history in electronic record as required
  • Maintains continuing education and competency requirements for position. 
  • Support other departments as directed or assigned 
  • Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the operation of both equipment and supplies 
  • Some responsibilities may not be applicable due to specific job locations
  • Maintains point of care testing standards, including daily quality control, for devices used for procedures
  • Practices with attentiveness to radiation safety for the patient as well as others in the procedure room including appropriate use of lead shielding and monitoring devices.  
  • Assures documentation of patient radiation exposure in electronic record.
  • Provides stand by call coverage, as scheduled, in accordance with system-wide stand by call procedure/policy


Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology (RT-R) or Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist (RCIS).

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ARRT certified as a Radiologic Technologist or RCIS as a Cardiovascular Specialist is required. 
  • CPR certification is required. 
  • ACLS certification is desired upon hire. 
  • Successful completion of ACLS certification required within orientation period.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Echocardiograph and Ultrasound

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.44 to $33.48

Union Position: No

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