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Electrophysiology Cardiovascular Technologist

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION: To prepare patients for invasive procedure, and assist the physician during a diagnostic catheterization, PTCA, or electrophysiology study. Rotates through all aspects of the laboratory. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for providing clinical for electrophysiology procedures including, but not limited to Pacemaker and defibrillator implants, EP studies, ablations, and loops recorders. Responsible for providing clinical for cardiac interventional procedures including, but not limited to Diagnostic Catheterization, Balloon Angioplasty, Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty, Rotational and Directional atherectomy, Stent Placement, Cardiac Structural Interventions (TAVR, EVAR. Mitral Clip, and Watchman), as well as electro-physiology procedures. Performs duties of a scrub assistant during a procedure, including controlling and manipulating guide wires and diagnostic catheters, and maintaining a sterile field. Responsible for assisting RN in provision of safe and effective patient care. Ensures proper safety standards are met for compliance with departmental policies, radiation safety standards, and joint commission regulations. Operates required imaging equipment using established guidelines and imaging protocols. Implements daily and weekly QA and maintenance procedures on all specified cardiac Cath equipment according to established policies and procedures. Monitors the patient throughout the interventional procedure. Monitors and records intracardiac and intravascular pressures. Anticipates the activities of each existing Electrophysiology and/or Cath lab and keeps the schedule flowing consistently. Maintains proper customer services with all areas that interact with laboratory. Keeps a neat and clean work environment. Instructs students and residents and performs preceptor duties when necessary. Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed. Maintains patient confidentiality Consistently uses two patient identifiers Completes all mandatory education Performs other related duties as required Demonstrates compliance with ChristianaCare and departmental policies and procedures. Displays actions in accordance with ChristianaCare Mission Statement and Core Values Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors. Performs other duties as required. SCHEDULE: Shift - Day Shift 7am-5:30pm M-F No weekends or holidays. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Completion of registered X-Ray Technologist or Cardiovascular Technologist program. Cardiac Catheterization experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: BLS and ACLS within one year of hire. SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS: Frequent contact with physicians, nurses, allied health personnel, patients, visitors, both internal and external. DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS: Students from Delaware Technical College, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, and Thomas Jefferson University DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Manager, Heart and Vascular Interventional Labs Assistant Manager or Assistant Nurse Manager, Electrophysiology Lab Manager, Heart and Vascular Interventional Labs Director, Heart and Vascular Interventional Services Vice President, Heart and Vascular Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Interventional Services EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Completion of registered X-Ray Technologist or Cardiovascular Technologist program (RCES or RCIS). Associate or bachelor's degree with training in Cardiovascular technology. Register Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) preferred. At least two (2) years' experience required KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Knowledge of rhythms, dysrhythmia, and pressures in the chambers of the heart. Knowledge of policies and procedures, knowledge of the intro-aortic balloon pump. Knowledge of drug... For full info follow application link. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Job Posting: 1241876

Posted On: Feb 21, 2024

Updated On: Mar 02, 2024

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