Sep 23, 2020

PRN Electrophysiology Tech II

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

PRN Electrophysiology Tech II

Department EP Lab Shift Days - PRN Requisition ID 2020-23738 Position Location Hospital Main Campus, KS City KANSAS CITY Category Allied Health State Kansas

Position Summary/Career Interest

Under the direction of the Electrophysiologist and the Nurse Manager, the electrophysiology technician II performs essential duties to assist the medical staff with the performance of diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic procedures within the electrophysiology lab setting. Monitoring and observing of patients during invasive procedures. Ensures that procedures are performed safely and efficiently. Provides and ensures a sterile procedural area. Assists during emergency interventions, responds to patient distress situations and assists with equipment, quality control, and inventory management. Functions in a high activity level, fast paced environment to ensure optimal patient outcomes. The Electrophysiology Tech II is highly trained and experienced in the Electrophysiology Lab. They are able to troubleshoot daily technical issues. Provide technical and analytical support during invasive diagnostic procedures. Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills. Advanced knowledge of cardiac anatomy and hemodynamics. Proficient in providing hemodynamic management and cardiac rhythm interpretations. Ability to monitor all procedures. Ability to assist and scrub for all diagnostic and interventional procedures. Recognizes changes in patient status and condition and report those immediately to the proper medical staff. Demonstrates knowledge of specific cardiac conditions and diseases and possible treatments (under the guidance of the physician). Participates in late team schedule. Understands and follows all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Maintains accurate and complete documentation. Serves as a patient advocate and works in conjunction with anesthesia, physicians, nurses and other medical staff to provide excellent patient care.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in transporting patient to nursing units.
  • Attends to patient needs during electrophysiology procedures by providing psychological and physical comfort measures while maintaining safety.
  • ECG placement, troubleshooting on both EP med and Lifepack
  • Pressure Transducer
  • Electrical Cautery
  • Flouroscopy: Philips, Seimens, GE
  • ICE: Zonare and Sequoia
  • Spectranetics
  • Velocity
  • Perform chest tube drainage system set up
  • Performs Cardioversion, Defibrillation and Pacing
  • Manifold Setup and Operation
  • Stereotaxis Set Up, discuss safety, and ability to troubleshoot issues
  • RF generator ATAKR, Stockard, IBI-1500O, Maestro 3000, and adapt to new technology as it evolves.
  • Circulates during electrophysiology procedures.
  • Participates in late team schedule.
  • Prepares patient and equipment for electrophysiology procedures by maintaining asepsis, instrument count, specimen care, dressing application, preparing site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting up pressure transducers and tubing.
  • Prepares the electrophysiology lab procedure rooms by ensuring the adequate stock is available.
  • Scrubs during procedure, provides appropriate instrumentation to cardiologist, and assists the physician in maneuvering catheters.
  • Prepares instruments and supplies for sterilization, cleans and decontaminates instruments and equipment, assist in cleaning/preparing EP lab for next.
  • Accurately obtains and documents hemodynamic, electrical, angiographic, case progression and supply data.
  • Perform other duties as described.
  • Participate in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Safely and accurately operates a variety of complex equipment including but not limited to: electrical amplifiers, fluoroscopy equipment, hemodynamic monitoring, generators, and recording systems.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma
  • Graduate from one of the following: accredited radiology tehnologist program, surgical srub technologist program, or a related Health or Exercise Science Associate’s degree. *
  • American Heart Association ACLS Certification required
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification required
  • Knowledge of radiation safety.
  • Advanced knowledge of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology demonstrated by at least 3 years of experience.
  • Knowledge in computer based imaging and hemodynamic management demonstrated by at least 3 years of experience.
  • Proficient in EKG interpretation demonstrated by at least 3 years of experience.
  • Proficient in EGM interpretation demonstrated by at least 3 years of experience.
  • High, ability to learn and use multiple imaging, hemodynamic, and medical record systems
    • *A minimum of 3 years of experience as an Electrophysiology Technician may be substituted for the professional education requirement above.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) and Registration as Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT); preferred
  • Advanced EKG interpretation proficiency
  • Advanced EGM interpretation proficiency
  • Advanced cardiac mapping proficiency