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Cardiovascular Technician

Primary Location Clackamas, Oregon Facility Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Job Number 1188410 Date posted 05/31/2023
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Assists credentialed provider with all diagnostic interventional and therapeutic procedures within the cardiac and vascular laboratory environments. Performs all duties in a manner that promotes teamwork and reflects KPNW mission and philosophy goals. Works under direct supervision of a credentialed provider.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as scrub assistant or monitor/recorder for cardiology and radiology studies. Prepares and position patients for invasive procedures. Assists cardiovascular tests and record patients hemodynamic activity using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments. Manages patient arterial and venous access sites post-procedure, including removal of sheaths and safe management of hemostatic devices. Sets up, maintains and troubleshoots Intra Aortic Balloon Pump when required. Recognizes cardiac arrhythmias and hemodynamic waveforms and alerts credentialed provider and other team members during procedures and according to protocol. Administers intra-coronary and/or intra-arterial medications under direct supervision of the physician. Prepares and maintains sterile field using aseptic technique for testing. Prepares, maintains, and operates hemodynamic and monitoring equipment. Starts and maintains IV-with appropriate training and certification. Familiarity with use of IVUS machine and Site Rite ultrasound machine. Performs basic and advanced life support when required, including defibrillation.

  • Maintain proficiencies to perform point of care tests on lab equipment such as activated clotting time (ACT), oxygen saturations, and arterial blood gases (ABG). Performs patient teaching of procedures. Works on call and is required to respond on-site within 30 minutes of call. Restocks supplies, maintains clean work area; file room work area. Actively performs quality assurance functions; trouble shoots equipment problems and initiates vendor service call. Assist with transportation of patients.

Basic Qualifications:



  • Successful completion of an accredited invasive cardiovascular technologist training program or two (2) years education in an allied health science such as nursing, respiratory therapy, radiographic technology, or emergency medicine technology and possess comparable work experience with at least two (2) years recent on the job training in an Interventional Cath Lab Environment.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.




License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist Certificate within 12 months of hire OR American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certificate - Vascular Interventional Radiography within 12 months of hire OR American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certificate - Cardiac Interventional Radiography within 12 months of hire OR Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Certificate within 12 months of hire

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Basic Life Support


Additional Requirements:

  • Able to comply with thirty (30) minute call-back to the facility when on call for emergencies.

  • Ability to recognize and interpret cardiac dysrhythmias.

  • Analytical abilities necessary to monitor and assess patient condition and to perform hemodynamic calculation for diagnosis of heart disease.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years recent interventional cath lab experience.

  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) for Cardiovascular Labs, or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) for Electrophysiology.


  • Fair-Share Call 

Primary Location: Oregon,Clackamas,Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat; Rotate Working Hours Start: 07:15 AM Working Hours End: 05:45 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: W08|UFCW|Local 555 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Sunnyside Medical Center - Angiocardiography-General - 1001 Pay Range: $42.8 - $49.09 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest