The Electrophysiology Technologist (EPT) performs pediatric, adolescent and adult diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures. This position functions independently as an expert technician in EP who is a highly competent and clinically skilled member of the Heart & Vascular Care Procedure Center patient care team that includes registered nurses, cardiovascular technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, cardiology fellows and faculty physicians. In addition to assisting the EP physicians with the most complex EP procedures, this position oversees the technical operations required for the performance of routine diagnostic through the advanced interventional electrophysiology procedures. The EPT performs all EP procedures with proficiency and demonstrates technical expertise, making a significant contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. This position must be an expert who is competent in the use of EP monitoring / stimulation systems, intra-cardiac echocardiography and 3D mapping systems. This EPT possesses expert clinical and technical knowledge which he/she applies to systematically and continuously collects and assess data in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic care with the patient and family. The person must demonstrate a high degree of understanding of the interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias and all invasive EP procedures. The individual must be competent in proper sterile technique and will assist the physician with implantation of permanent pacemakers, ICD’s and BiV-ICD’s. The individual must be competent in the operation and troubleshooting skills of EP specialty equipment and the x-ray system. This EPT has the expert knowledge and ability to operate EP specialty equipment; reviews and updates EP procedure manuals and protocols; assists in staff education for nurses and Cardiovascular Technologists (CVT), maintains EP staff competencies and training; provides input to Invasive Cardiology Supervisor and Manager regarding annual performance appraisals for EP staff; and assists in coordination of research and quality improvement projects in the EP department.
The EPT has ACLS, BLS and RCIS certification or Heart Rhythm Society CEPS certification.
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