Sanford Health Cardiac EP Technologist - Cardiac Cath Lab in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Job Title: Cardiac EP Technologist | Cardiac Cath Lab | Sioux Falls
City: Sioux Falls
Department : Cardiac Cath Lab
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: 10 hr
Performs the duties of a cardiac technologist: invasive cardiac and peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures and electrophysiology procedures using sophisticated imaging, hemodynamic monitoring and recording equipment to assess and treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. Performs as a record who monitors, records, and analyzes the patient's electrocardiogram (EKG) and intracardiac pressures. Assists medical team with sterile procedures. Ability to operate the X-ray equipment and other equipment in the laboratory. Runs blood samples and obtains sterile supplies when needed. Ability to work with all ages from newborn to geriatric patients. Dedicated to electrophysiology (EP) procedures, related protocols, and related technological devices, i.e. pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICDs), biventricular pacemaker (BiV). Expected to ensure the highest quality of care to patients with rhythm disturbances providing advanced care to patients with cardiac arrhythmias including conduction disorders. Possesses expertise in understanding pharmacologic options to treat patients. Understands any special protocols for conscious sedation patients. Possesses a thorough knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, hemodynamic principles, X-Ray techniques, and emergent and routine cardiac care. Accountable for updating self and staff regarding EP protocols. Ability to work with growth and development needs of unique client populations including children to geriatrics.
Uses software tools and technologies for documentation management. Conducts regular room checkout activities, including but not limited to bed cleaning, linen changing, waste disposal and disinfection. Follows all surgical and invasive procedure protocols (consent documentation, verifications, etc.). Evaluates the operation, calibration and maintenance of cardiology equipment. Operates cardiac testing equipment in accordance with organizational protocols and principles.
Captures any abnormal heart rhythms which can cause cardiac symptoms. Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses. Sterilizes all equipment and work areas before, during, or after procedures. Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments. Ensures that all equipment or related supplies are in proper working order prior to use.
Associates degree in Cardiovascular Technology or equivalent experience is required.
Possesses an expertise in understanding pharmacologic options to treat patients. Expert knowledge in electrophysiology and cardiovascular technology including pharmacology and advanced cardiac rhythm management.
Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) registry through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) is required within 12 months of hire. Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through CCI is preferred. Advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) preferred and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) if applicable to position is preferred.
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City: Sioux Falls
Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: WD05414