JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in
the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including
Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFK's
cross streets is named in his honor.
Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a
145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare
California. It offers a variety of services, including:
- Emergency care 24/7
- Orthopedic and joint replacement services using emerging
- Cardiovascular services
- Maternity care and pediatric services
- Ambulatory surgery center
- Imaging services
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
The cardiovascular technologist (CVT) works as a member of the
Cardiovascular Cath Lab (CCL) team of medical professionals.
Under direction of the CCL Director, the CVT is responsible for
assisting physicians during diagnostic & interventional procedures
by performing Scrub, Circulator, or Monitor functions.
The technologist is responsible for the operation & maintenance
of equipment and supplies in the CCL.
The technologist must possess the knowledge & skills level of
basic and complex invasive procedures which may include PTCA,
stents, IABP placement and operation, thrombolysis procedures,
coils, and peripheral interventions.
The CVT is responsible for patient safety in the CCL and must be
able to recognize cardiac arrhythmias and respond according to
emergency protocols, operate external cardiac pacemaker and
The technologist must be willing and able to rotate through the
Performs surgical prep and draping of the patient, assists the
physician with equipment operation & device preparation. Equipment
includes needles, wires, catheters, and medications.
Moves about the lab during the procedure providing equipment to
the scrub tech. as needed. Attends to the needs of the patient as
well as ensuring proper use of patient monitoring equipment.
Assists in adhering to aseptic sterile technique.
Monitors vital signs during the procedure. Documents the
procedure and creates a medical record. Records
intra-cardiac/arterial pressures and waveforms. Is responsible for
Associates Degree in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology or
Cardiovascular Technologist Certificate from an accredited school
or eligible for the RCIS exam administered by CCI, completion
within one year of hire date.
Minimum of three years experience in a Cardiac Catheterization
Certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support, must obtain
certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 6 months of
Preferred Current California American Registry of Radiologic
Technologist (ARRT) Licensure with Current California Fluoroscopy