Under the direct supervision of the Lead Nurse Clinician Electrophysiology assists clinically and technically in invasive and non-invasive electrophysiology procedures utilizing specialized equipment while maintaining patient safety and comfort. Operates and maintains specialized physiological systems assists physicians during procedures and performs unit-based activities. Shares essential information through documentation and verbal communication. Participates in continuous process improvement activities in the unit.
Performs electrophysiologic monitoring and diagnostic testing in a safe and efficient manner. This includes all aspects of hook up interfacing monitoring operational integrity repairing and troubleshooting complex technical EP equipment and instruments including but not limited to the physiologic recording system 3-D mapping systems intra-cardiac ultrasound equipment biplane x-ray system ablation generators external defibrillators cardiac stimulators and device programmers.
Participates in procedural activities within scope of position including room prep and breakdown fluid preparation stocking rooms QC checks room cleanup sterile tray and sterile field setup cleaning and packaging items to be sent for sterilization and supply inventory.
Assists in paper based and electronic procedural documentation data entry and report generation.
Assists as surgical scrub tech during device implants following hospital policy using aseptic technique as needed.
Transports patients and equipment to and from procedure area as needed.
Associate of science degree in AMA accredited Allied Health related field or a certificate of completion from an accredited program in radiology cardiovascular technology nursing engineering or related health science required.
Certification in CPR and ACLS required within 3 months of hire or transfer into the position.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
2 years experience in Cardiac Cath Lab Electrophysiology Lab or Interventional Radiology Lab required.
CEPS certification preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience setting up operating and maintaining technical Electrophysiologic equipment.
Analytical skills to assess operation and reliability of EP equipment interpret intracardiac data and make accurate measurements of intracardiac recordings.
Understanding of cardiovascular physiology and disease and the ability to recognize changes in patient condition.
Visual acuity to monitor equipment gauges and displays read labels and charts and the like.
Demonstrated ability in advanced ECG interpretation arrhythmia recognition and sterile techniques.
Physical ability to assist with transport and transfer of patient and equipment as well as to stand for prolonged periods of time during procedures which require wearing a lead apron.
Interpersonal skills to explain procedures elicit cooperation of patient during procedures and exchange information with physicians and other hospital personnel.
Ability or perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillate patients.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in laboratory and surgical procedure area with some exposure to hazards such as low level radiation from x-ray equipment blood samples and electrical shock from high voltage cables but hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety precautions.
Requires considerable walking standing lifting and carrying items.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None.
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