Electrophysiology Tech (Invasive Cardiology) - York - (full-time) - Days

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 50795

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General Summary:

 

 

Under the general supervision, provides technical support and assistance to the physician during Electrophysiology procedures. Performs scrub, hemodynamic monitoring, stimming, and circulating with all Electrophysiology procedures using clinical knowledge, technical skills, and professional judgement in accordance with professional and departmental standards and protocols. Provides care, assessment prior, during and post-procedural instruction to patients. Prepares and maintains all pertinent information related to procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Demonstrates proficiency in relevant radiation safety.
2 Monitors and assess clinical status of patient.
3 Monitors and manages cardiovascular hemodynamics.
4 Practices within the scope of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols when administering emergency care.
5 Advises patient care team and cares for patients appropriately.
6 Demonstrates proficiency with the setup and operation of all equipment associated with cardiac electrophysiology procedures.
7 Demonstrates a thorough understanding and working knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, radiation safety, interventional supplies and equipment operation.
8 Recognizes and resolves equipment problems and discrepancies.
9 Anticipates patient needs and concerns and communicates the appropriate care needed.
10 Demonstrates professional judgement and critical thinking.
11 Scrubs in and assists physicians with procedures when necessary.
12 Circulates within procedure room and procures equipment required for any given procedure.
13 Operates the cardiac stimulator proficiently and independently for ablation procedures.
14 Assumes late call responsibilities as required.
15 Follows radiation safety policies as dictated by the NRC and York Hospitals Radiation Safety Committee.
16 Properly handles and processes electronic record data and images in each respective system.
17 Performs tasks and duties in the prep and recovery areas of the department.
18 Attains Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) certification within 3 year of hire date.

 

Department Description:

One dedicated electrophysiology (EP) lab, one dedicated non-invasive procedure room, one shared EP/peripheral lab, and one hybrid OR suite. The staff performs cases within the department as well as in the operating rooms and the hybrid OR. Cases include but are not limited to: device implants (pacemakers, defibrillators, biventricular devices, event monitors), routine and complex cardiac ablations (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, SVT, VT, PVC), cardioversions, lead extractions, and mitral clips. The majority of patients receive conscious sedation as provided by a nurse. When required patients may receive MAC or general anesthesia. The electrophysiology department treats about 125 patients per month. Operating hours are Monday through Friday 0630-1700, procedure dependent. Emergency cases that occur during off hours, holidays, and weekends are performed by the on call cardiac catherization team. 
 
* No Weekends, Holidays but late call is required*
Required Experience

Minimum Education:              

 

Associate's Degree from an accredited school of Cardiovascular or Electrophysiology Technology and/or Radiologic program.

 

Preferred Education:            

 

Degree from an accredited school of Cardiac Electrophysiology

 

 

Minimum Experience:           

 

Up to 1 year

 

 

Preferred Experience:           

 

1 year of Electrophysiology and/or Cath Lab experience or graduate of an accredited school of Cardiovascular Technology.

 

 

Required Certification/Registration:         

 

Certification as a Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES); or Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT(R)); or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS);

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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