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UnityPoint Health Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist-Cath Lab in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Cardiovasular Invasive Specialist is responsible for working within the established guidelines of the Imaging Services as assigned. The Radiographer is expected to understand and support the Mission and Vision of St. Luke's Hospital. As a professional the Cardiovasular Invasive Specialist is responsible for carrying out the philosophy and objectives established by the Board of Directors and the Management team. Foremost among these responsibilities are strictly adhering to detail in the technical performance of radiology procedures, solving practical and analytical problems, resolving conflict, and implementing constructive change.


  • Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally-funded health care programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.

  • Ability to function the Cardiac Cath Lab or Interventional Vascular Lab as the need arises.

  • Administers contrast agents according to procedure guidelines, and states correct flow rates utilizing power injector.

  • Maintains compliance and is responsible for executing and monitoring technical practices in order to meet necessary standards, recommendations and requirements of voluntary and government agencies (i.e., IDPH, ACR, and JCAHO).

  • Understands and adheres to all safety practices (ALARA) while performing duties to minimize any risk of injury and/or exposure to unnecessary ionizing radiation.

  • Promotes the development, preparation, implementation and attainment of departmental goals, policies and projects.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer programs as assigned by department.

  • Communicates with the department supervisors as necessary when problems or unusual circumstances arise and documents as necessary.

  • Prioritizes work appropriately and assists others as time and workload allows.

  • Attends inservices, BCLS, ACLS, on-the-job training and continuing education programs to meet developmental needs and keep abreast of new technologies. Documents at least 24 hours of continuing education in two years with one hour in radiation safety per year.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Able to take call based on “on-call” policy.

  • EKG rhythm interpretation skills.

  • Ability to perform in emergency or Code Blue roles. Maintains ACLS certification

  • Maintains ability to perform in an assertive yet supportive manner when functioning with physicians in the procedural setting.

  • Maintains knowledge of patient equipment and therapeutic modalities utilized in the Cath Lab or Vascular Interventional Lab.

  • Medications:

  • Maintains knowledge of medications used in the Cath Lab or Vascular Interventional Lab.

  • May assist in transporting medications that are not controlled substances.

  • May co-sign wastage of controlled substances in Pyxis.

  • May handle and assist in passing off medications to nurses or physicians in an emergency situation.

  • May draw up and hand off medications to physicians at the sterile field of a procedure.

  • Participates in education, community activities and performance improvement projects.

  • Oversees maintenance and provides troubleshooting of equipment.



  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program for Cardiovascular Technicians or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists.

  • Must be RCIS or RCES certified under Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); if not, the associate must have a plan to achieve certification within the first year of employment.

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.


  • BCLS and St. Luke’s CORE certification

  • ACLS per RCIS licensure

Requisition ID: 2020-74699

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday; 4 Nine Hour Days from 0700 to 1630; standby call required involving every 3rd weekend and 1 to 2 weeknights per week

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