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What will you be doing in this role?
The Cardiovascular Interventional Radiologic Technologist (RT) assists in all procedures performed in the Cardiovascular Intervention Center and is a member of the Cath Lab team. The Cardiovascular Interventional Rad Tech performs the radiological procedures at a technical level. He/She is responsible for positioning the patient and fluoroscopic equipment as needed to obtain optimum views of all relevant anatomy during procedures. He/she provides a safe patient care environment, maintains and operates the physiological monitoring/recording system for both interventional cardiac and complex electrophysiology studies, is responsible for monitoring radiation exposure levels during all exams and ensuring that technical factors appropriate for the given procedure are utilized. Assists physicians by functioning as scrub tech or circulator, maintains film library, archives all digital images and documents all actions taken by the Cath Lab team. He/she is responsible for being able to setup and operate all interventional equipment within the department that may be required for a given procedure including but not limited to: Right and Left Heart Catheterization with dual transducer simultaneous intravascular pressures, Biopsies, Flow studies, Angioplasty, Stenting, Atherectomy, Valvuloplasty, Septostomy, ASD closure, PFO closure, Embolization, Structural cases, Electro-Physiology studies, Trans-Septal Ablations, Pacemakers, and ICD implants. He/she is responsible for observing all health and safety standards. The Radiology tech instructs/trains and mentors staff as assigned. The Radiology Tech is accountable to the CVIC Chain of command (department supervisors, lead technologist and Associate Director.)
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.