UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CARDIAC TECHNOLOGIST

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8338 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Conduct a variety of technical procedures in a catheterization laboratory and assist with and monitor invasive procedures and studies. Operate x-ray and physiological equipment, administer patient care services and collect and record data.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, perform complex technical procedures and assist physicians during cardiac procedures such as angioplasty, heart catheterization and coronary angiography.

TYPICAL WORK

Operate a wide variety of x-ray equipment to produce a filmed record such as cine pulse, cut-film changer, and high resolution recording systems;

Develop 35mm films maintaining film quality control standards;

Perform calibration on and operate a variety of physiological equipment and transducers to record and monitor electrocardiograms and blood pressures in various heart chambers;

Perform technical aspects and assist in cardiac procedures such as heart catheterization, thermodilution studies, pacemaker studies, transeptal procedures, intra-aortic balloon pump procedures, angioplasty procedures, angiography studies, heart biopsy and streptokinase studies;

Assist in collecting, recording, and calculating hemodynamic data such as Fick and VO2 cardiac outputs and oximeter saturations;

Administer patient care services such as intravenous therapy and medication, wound dressing and incision care, oxygen and suction; prepare patients for examinations including surgical skin prep, explanation of procedures and physicians' orders; prepare and set up surgical trays and materials for the procedures utilizing sterile techniques; monitor patient's condition during transport to unit;

Order laboratory supplies from central service; assist in evaluating new products and equipment;

Perform quality control tests; adjust and perform minor maintenance on cardiac catheterization equipment;

Maintain daily log of procedures; enter data on laboratory computer system;

Demonstrate cardiac techniques to students;

Perform emergency call responsibilities;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Diagnostic Radiology or as an Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist AND one year of experience as a Cardiac Technologist Trainee or equivalent AND certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation within four months from date of hire.

Two years of experience as a cardiovascular technologist or equivalent position may substitute for the year of experience as a Cardiac Technologist Trainee providing one year of that experience involves performing invasive cardiac procedures.

Work experience which demonstrates comparable skills may substitute for the registration requirement.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 12-15-77
Revise Class: 10-20-86
Revise Class: 10-6-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05