Advanced Cardiac Technologist


Representative group Job codes
SEIU LOCAL 925 Healthcare PROF/Lab Tech 18340 (NE S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
22566 (NE H NI SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional 21408 (NE H SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional)
23037 (NE H NI SEIU 1199NW UWMC Northwest Professional)


In the UW Medicine Heart Institute at University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake and University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest, assist physicians with complex cardiovascular procedures in the clinical research phase or in the newly developed FDA-approved period before available in community hospitals, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Conduct a variety of technical procedures in a catheterization laboratory and assist with and monitor invasive procedures and studies. Operate imaging and physiological equipment, administer patient care services and collect and record data.


Under general supervision, perform complex technical procedures and assist physicians during complex cardiovascular procedures in the clinical research phase or newly-developed FDA-approved period before available in community hospitals, including but not limited to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR/MitraClip), Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation (TMVI) as well as high-risk, complex coronary, structural, or electrophysiological procedures that have passed the clinical research stage.


Perform a variety of imaging and interventional procedures in the invasive cardiovascular laboratories, including the cardiac catheterization (Cath) and electrophysiology (EP) departments.

Prepare and assist with transcatheter and transapical cardiovascular delivery systems and devices. Support complex procedures that are accessed only via clinical trial, FDA-regulated emergent use, or continued access protocols at research hospitals. Crimp and load Aortic, Pulmonary and Mitral heart valves; assist with new and emerging techniques to treat and repair structural, coronary, vascular, and electrophysiologic heart conditions;

Operate a wide variety of angiography and imaging equipment to produce a digital video, physiologic waveform record using high resolution recording systems; prepare and operate IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) and IntraCardiac Echocardiography (ICE) equipment; ensure image capture in digital archiving system (ISCV);

Select appropriate supplies and equipment to use for invasive procedures.

May assist with investigational procedures as approved by the UW Medicine Institutional Review Board;

Perform calibration on and operate a variety of physiological equipment and transducers to record and monitor waveforms and pressures in the heart chambers and major vessels;

Assists in clinical research data collection;

Monitors, circulates or performs surgical scrub duties in cardiac procedures such as heart catheterization, ablations, thermodilution studies, pacemaker studies, transseptal procedures, intra-aortic balloon pump procedures, angioplasty procedures, angiography studies, heart biopsy and implantation of ventricular assist devices;

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;

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

Participate in continuous quality improvement activities; collect and enter quality data into appropriate information system;

Maintain log of procedures; enter physiologic and clinical data in EPIC electronic medical record;

Demonstrate cardiac techniques to students; precept new staff as needed;

Perform emergency call responsibilities;

May obtain blood samples;

Perform related duties as required.


Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an accredited Interventional Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) Program AND registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) AND Licensure by the State of Washington as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CIS)


Associate of Arts (AA) degree from an accredited Radiologic Technologist Program AND Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) AND Licensure by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist (RT)

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


  • New Class: 12-01-14, based on SEIU 925 job 8338, Cardiology Technologist at UWMC
    Revise MQs: 12-03-19
  • Add location and revise Class: 05-01-22, add bodies of work of SEIU 1199NW UWMC-NW job profiles 21408 Cardiovascular Tech, 21304 Cardiac EP Tech, and 21305 Cardiac Peripheral Tech.