Performs the daily operations in the Electrophysiology Laboratory; provides technical support during electrophydiology and pacemaker procedures; provides appropriate patient care during electrophydiology and pacemaker procedures. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned clinical area.
Performs the daily procedures in the electrophysiology laboratory including radio-frequency catheter ablations, pacemaker implants, ICD implants, tilt table tests, direct current cardioversions, and intracardiac ultrasound- Doppler. Maintains and troubleshoots electrophysiology laboratory equipment to assure operability and safety; calibrates equipment and performs routine preventative maintenance procedures. Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures. Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion and airway management. Assists the physician in the preparation of the patient; assists during the procedure; and provides all appropriate services to safely and efficiently complete patient procedures. Provides assistance in evaluation and analysis of pulse generators during pacemaker procedures and pacemaker clinic. Analyzes and files electrocardiographic data utilizing digital computer analysis systems and paper filing systems. Practices sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table. Responsible for primary and secondary hemostasis during and after procedure. Participates in departmental quality control and quaity assurance initiatives and Joint Commission-mandated educational programs. Performs appropriate billing for services rendered or equipment used as related to electrophysiology. Assists with the training and orientation within the department. Assists with ongoing clinical research trials pertinent to the electrophysiology laboratory. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Associate's Degree- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA)
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