Job Description

Special Procedure Technologist - Main OR
Job CategoryAllied Health
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

The Main OR has 14 Operating Rooms that include:  2 Endovascular rooms, 2 Open Heart rooms, 1 Cysto room, 1 da Vinci Robot room, and 1 Pediatric room.  Services include: General Surgery (Adult and Peds), ENT (Adult and Peds), Urology (Adult and Peds), Vascular, Thoracic, Heart, Neuro, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, and Oral Surgery.  The Operating Room is staffed 24/7.  Pre-Op Holding (POH) is staffed Monday through Friday from 0530-1930 and on-call Saturday and Sunday 0645-1500.  The Main PACU is a 24 bed unit, staffed 24/7 with call to accommodate surgeries


Performs lead functions; prepares work schedules, assigns staff, observes performance; assists in staff selection and provides training; under the direction of the Endovascular CNL.  Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.  Monitors and controls expenses within approved budget allocations.   Prepares room and equipment for patient; prepares the patient and explains the procedure.  Arranges, attaches, or adjusts immobilization and support devices.  Observes patient during procedure and reports any unusual occurrences to appropriate personnel.  Evaluates exposed film for technical qualities; processes films and prepares them for reading.  Maintains current knowledge of state and federal regulations; determines whether unit procedures are in compliance.


Ensures an informed patient consent form has been properly executed.

Performs all basic functions of scrub assistant; assists in collection of specimens.

Maintains sterile technique and assists physicians in procedures as requested; drapes patients for surgical procedures using accepted sterile technique; prepares patient’s skin for surgery.

Prepares angio suite for specific procedures, including table setup, instrument array, and supplies; opens sterile supplies and sets up for all procedures; maintains adequate aseptic supplies during procedures.

Assists in maintaining a correct count of all instruments, sutures and sponges during surgical procedures.

Sets up, calibrates, and operates computerized hemodynamic testing equipment to ensure accurate results during right heart studies and cardiac catheterizations.

Evaluates and analyzes results of hemodynamic studies.

Observes and monitors patient’s vital signs during procedures, including high risk patients undergoing complex procedures; uses judgment in selecting guidelines appropriate to changing patient conditions.

Terminates arterial and venous catheters and achieves homeostasis of puncture site utilizing both mechanical compression and subcutaneous homeostasis techniques.

Provides verbal and written documentation of procedures, medications administered, and other pertinent data regarding care rendered to a patient.

Provides information and support by explanation of patient care, diagnostic and/or interventional procedures to patient, family and other health care members.

Provides training and advice to students, staff, and physicians about procedures and equipment.

Initiates and terminates intravenous lines according to procedure.

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in specialty area preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) year of special procedures or EP experience; or demonstrated competency in all areas of EP/Lab related experience.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Arizona Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT), American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.  Additional certification may be required per department.


  • Knowledge of a variety of special procedures and techniques and the proper methods to be used.

  • Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the structural and electrical conduction systems of the heart, including a working knowledge of electrocardiography, as well as diagnostic catheters, sheaths, and ablation catheters specific to EP.

  • Skill in operating and troubleshooting electrophysiological recording, mapping and navigation systems.

  • Skill in following procedures during surgical operations to ensure the proper patient care and follow up.

  • Ability to listen and anticipate a physician needs during surgical operations.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.

  • Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to apply basic algebraic concepts.

  • Ability to define and solve practical problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

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