Electrophysiology Technologist

Department:
Cath Lab

Schedule/Status:
6:00am-4:30pm; Full Time

Standard Hours/Week:
40

General Description:
Under the direct supervision of the Department Head of Cardiovascular Services or designee the Electrophysiology Technologist (EPT) performs pediatric, adolescent and adult diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology (EP) procedures. This position functions independently as an expert technologist in EP who is a highly competent and clinically skilled member of the Cardiovascular Services patient care team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs and assists the electrophysiologists with the most complex electrophysiology studies.
  • Operates complex electrophysiology specialty equipment including but not limited to 3D mapping systems, stimulation systems, intracardiac echocardiography and EP monitoring and recording system.
  • Performs at an expert clinical level and assists the physician in the performance of pediatric and adult electrophysiology procedures; including both diagnostic and interventional.
  • Serves as a role model and expert resource for both internal and external customers regarding standards of care for adult and pediatric diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures.
  • Implements safe, competent and efficient procedure care to EP within policies, procedures and standards of care across a variety of populations and complexity of situations within the scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates expertise in all cardiovascular laboratory technical skills, image acquisition, transferring and archiving of images, trouble shooting skills and expert knowledge of catheters and specialty equipment used during EP procedures.
  • Oversees and actively participates in annual EP skills, ECG competency and unit competencies for staff.
  • Demonstrates an expert knowledge of radiological equipment & safety, shielding techniques, expert imaging skills and X-Ray equipment trouble-shooting skills, analyzing, 3D mapping and recording equipment and other equipment utilized in the Electrophysiology Lab.
  • Duties for this position include but are not limited to hemodynamic monitoring and recording of patients during EP. Intra and post procedure patient assessment and patient care within EP scope of practice, including but not limited to patient teaching, circulating and scrubbing roles for invasive procedures.
  • Systematically and continuously collects, assesses and documents data in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide procedural care with the EP patient and family. Documentation of chronological events of the procedure and medical care during the procedure will require basic computer skills to complete electronic medical record.
  • Assures that informed patient consent has been obtained and that all questions and concerns have been answered to the patient's satisfaction. Ensures Universal Protocol standards are followed and met for all invasive procedures.
  • Assists with implementing of safe, competent and efficient care to EP patients and departmental policies, procedures and standards across a variety of populations and complexity of situations.
  • Foresees potential problems, adapts priorities and plans independently with and without medical direction in response to general information/data indicative of potential urgent or emergent life-threatening risks, initiates action to reduce or correct the risk per ACLS guidelines.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned.
  • Knows fire, disaster and safety procedures and regulations as it pertains to the work area.

Requirements:

Formal Education:
  • Graduate of a Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist or Radiologist Technologist training program.

Required Licenses and Certifications
  • Required: Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT);
  • BLS required through AHA
  • ACLS (within six months of hire date).
  • Preferred: RCES, RCIT or HRS CEPS Certification Competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for Associated Professionals.


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