The Cardiac EP Tech is responsible for assisting with all procedures performed in the EP. This position must be competent in the use of the EP monitoring/stimulation system; Intra cardiac Echo and 3D mapping systems. This position must also be competent in sterile technique and will assist the Physician with the implantation of Permanent Pacemakers, ICD’s and Bi-V-ICD’s. The position must demonstrate a high degree of understanding of the interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias and all invasive EP procedures and must be competent in the operation and troubleshooting of the X-ray system. The Cardiac EP Tech will assist in the cleaning and restocking of the lab as needed.
Education and Experience: Must meet one of the following educational requirements:
Primary Source Verification (if applicable):
Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrates a high degree of understanding of the interpretation of cardiac arrhythmia’s, patient parameters, and the management of cardiac complications. Demonstrates an understanding of all invasive EP procedures, the equipment and supplies needed for each procedure, and the indications for performing each procedure. Demonstrates an understanding of all device implantation procedures, the equipment and supplies needed for each procedure using appropriate sterile technique.
Other: Improves quality by monitoring the performance of EP procedures, offering suggestions for improvement, and taking actions to meet customer needs, and assuring work is performed consistent to quality standards. Communicates in a clear and effective manner to physician, staff and patients. Responds in a calm and efficient manner to all emergency situations that may arise in the EP lab. Respects the confidential nature of all aspects of patient care and business issues as outlined in hospital policies. Displays professional behavior at all times in the work place. Adheres to safety standards, policies and procedures. Accepts responsibility for the continuous improvement of work place safety by reporting unsafe conditions and suggesting improvements. Understands that patients may be apprehensive or fearful of invasive EP procedures and uses education and empathy to alleviate or reduce apprehension and fear.
Contacts: Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, patients, family members, physician office staff, and internal team members