Oregon Health & Science University

Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist - Electrophysiology Lab

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
CV RTR, Electrophysiology Lab
Salary Range
$45.84 - $62.95 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Monday - Friday (variable days)
0645 - 1715
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview


*** New-hires are eligible for a $5,000 hiring bonus &

relocation up to $3,000***


Patients in the Electrophysiology & Cardiac Catheterization Lab are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including Registered Nurses, Registered Radiologic Technologists, Interventional Cardiologists, and Electrophysiologists. Procedures in the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab are performed from pediatrics to geriatrics that include, but not limited to: diagnostic EP studies, atrial flutter/fib ablations, PVC ablations, SVT ablations, VT ablations, temp pacer, Watchman, Lariat, loop recorders, and implanted pacemakers/defibrillators. Patients require continuous cardiac monitoring and frequent physician, nursing and technologist intervention.


The EP Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist (CV RTR) performs a variety of technical functions and patient care activities intraprocedure. The primary function of the CV RTR is the operation of fluoroscopy in the EP Lab. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring procedures, scrubbing procedures, unit development projects, assisting with supply and equipment management/stocking, and other duties as assigned. EP CV RTR staff may be cross trained to Cardiac Cath procedures and support those cases as needed. The EP CV RTR may be trained to assist in lead extraction procedures in the SOR Hybrid OR room or walk-in procedures in the Cath Lab bay.


The department is open Monday through Friday from 0645 to 1715 for routine, urgent, and emergent cases. Outpatient procedures are also performed at the Center for Health and Healing Building 2, Multispecialty Procedure Unit (MSPU). Staff are expected to work in both locations. An on-call team is available 7 days a week for all cases after routine hours of operation.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Assists physician during cases while operating a variety of complex radiologic imaging equipment including fluoroscopy and ultrasonography within the Cardiac Cath Lab suite.
    • This includes circulating in the procedure room, operating the imaging equipment in both adult and congenital procedures.
    • Cross train to another service area (Cath Lab, Hybrid OR, etc). 
  • Prep the patient and prepare supplies under sterile conditions for the procedure.
    • Scrub in with the physician and assist in performing procedure. 
  • Accurately obtains x-rays for the exams while being respectful to the patient’s abilities and safety issues. 
  • Operates automatic injectors and selects the appropriate contrast agent for the patient and the exam under the direction of the physician. 
  • In collaboration with other staff, provides patient care during examinations. 
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance and use
    • Includes recognizing, troubleshooting, reporting, and documenting equipment malfunctions along with coordinating borrowing equipment from other departments. 
  • Work independently on-call with department physicians and nurse.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited diagnostic radiography program
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science or related field
  • 2 years of EP/Cath lab experience.
  • ARRT credential and OMBI license required  
  • Radiology license to practice in the State of Oregon thru OBMI.
  • License with ARRT.
  • Proven radiologic technologist knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Department Specific Requirements:

  • Current BLS required at time of hire.
  • Current ACLS required at time of hire.
  • Current PALS required at time of hire.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience as an EP/Cath Lab technologist supporting complex EP or interventional cardiac procedures. 
  • Proven EP/Cath Lab technologist knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Cardiac Interventional and/or Vascular Interventional certification from ASRT
    • RCES or RCIS preferred

Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):

  • Knowledge/experience related to arterial and venous femoral access/sheath removal/management. Completion of sheath removal competency upon hire; maintenance of competency thereafter.
  • Knowledge/experience with sterile technique, scrubbing/assisting interventions
  • Knowledge/experience with radiation safety, fluoroscopy
  • Knowledge/experience related to hemodynamics.
  • Knowledge/experience related to TEE/Cardioversion procedures.
  • RCIS certification preferred for external and internal candidates   

Additional Details

Working Conditions: 

  • Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel. 
  • Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment. Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax. 
  • Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients.
  • Must have the ability to change work location based upon procedure volumes and staffing needs.
  • Assignment includes Cath Lab and EP procedures, 4 procedure labs, inpatient, day patient, outpatient workflows, and two work sites (South Waterfront/CHH2 as well as the 11C unit of the Main OHSU Hospital).

Department Specific Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand up to four  to six hours without sitting
  • Ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift.
  • Ability to wear up to 20 lbs. of leaded aprons for four to six hours.
  • Must have the ability to apply and maintain manual pressure to femoral arterial and venous access sites.  
  • Extensive patient contact.
    • The potential for exposure to communicable diseases, radiation, body fluids on a daily basis.
  • Technologist is required to wear lead apron (up to 22 lbs.) for the majority of the day when involved in procedure.
  • Ability to respond to cardiac emergencies within 30 minutes while on call.

This position comes with fabulous benefits! Highlights include:

  • Vacation - up to 208 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 64 hours per year for full-time employees
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • OHSU is a non-profit organization, so we qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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