IR Tech – Cardiac CATH Lab

Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
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Address: 5225 23rd Avenue South, Fargo, ND, USA

Job Description

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We’re proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Job Details

Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 5225 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104, USA
Shift: 10 Hours – Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $29.00 – $41.50
Pay Info: $20,000 sign-on bonus with a 2-year work commitment!

Department Details

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The Cardiac Cath Lab has 8 angio suites at the new medical center specializing in cardiac cath, vascular, neurovascular (stroke) and structural heart procedures, as well as electrophysiology. Procedures performed in the cath lab include the following: left and right heart catheterizations along with percutaneous intervention as necessary, intracoronary ultrasound, rotational atherectomy, balloon pump insertion, Impella insertion, valvuloplasty, left atrial appendage closure, catheter-directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolization, structural procedures (TAVI/TAVR), neurovascular cerebral angiograms, stroke treatment, carotid stenting, treatment of cerebral aneurysms with coiling and pipeline interventions, peripheral and renal angiograms with intervention as necessary, Watchmen, CardioMEMs, and Electrophysiology (cardiac devices, ablations, PVI’s, laser lead extractions).

In addition, Sanford Health is the only facility in the region performing the following procedures: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Mitra clip procedures, EKOS treatment for pulmonary embolization, Angiovac for removal of tricuspid vegetation/pulmonary emboli, and cryoablation for atrial fibrillation.

Sanford Health has been recently accredited as a Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region. Sanford Health is the only site in North Dakota to achieve Mission Lifeline Accreditation from the American Heart Association. Sanford Health was also awarded the Mission Lifeline Gold Award for STEMI Program and Platinum Award for Heart Attack Care through American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Staff Mix: RNs, Radiologic Technologists, Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists and Registered Cardiac Invasive Technologists

Door to balloon times for Heart Attacks are 68 minutes, goal is 90 minutes

Door to skin puncture for Stroke is at 58 minutes, goal is 90 minutes

Job Summary

Provides high quality images, to include sophisticate special procedures, through the operation of specialized equipment which ensures optimum clarity for physician diagnosis and minimum discomfort and radiation exposure to patients. Thoroughly understands the operation of the interventional equipment and supplies, diagnostic radiographic principles, including film/imaging processing, quality control, and radiation protection. Works to minimize the risk and duration of recovery to patients, imitating life support measures as necessary. Adheres to the Safety and Infection Control Policies established by Sanford Health. Works to develop an understanding of the patient’s physical and emotional status, while practicing sensitivity and patient confidentiality at all times. Works well with all age groups.

Possesses an extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Knowledge of billing and coding of procedures. Ability to adapt and facilitate change. Performs on a level not requiring constant supervision and must exercise professional judgment in the performance of highly specialized procedures.

Ability to work a flexible schedule and take after hour call when needed. Ability to provide knowledge and be responsible for scheduling and performing diagnostic and interventional procedures in designated units. Observes, evaluates, and participates in the educational processes of the Radiologic Technology student.


Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an American Medical Association (AMA) approved school is required.

Minimum of one year experience as a staff radiologic technologist preferred.

Registration through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is required.

Due to Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICO) Accreditation, if working in North Dakota (ND) and performing medical imaging, interventional radiology, or radiation therapy procedures, licensure through the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (NDMIRT) Board is required.

If working in South Dakota (SD) and responsibilities performed within interventional radiology, employees are encouraged to obtain and maintain a Vascular Interventional Technology (VI) certification within 24 months of hire into position.

Additionally, if responsibilities performed within the Cardiac Cath Lab, employees are encouraged to obtain and maintain a Cardiovascular Interventional Radiography (CI) certification within 24 months of hire into position.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required within six weeks of employment and re-certification as necessary required.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0150944
Job Function: Allied Health

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