Reporting to the Cardiac Cath Supervisor and the Electrophysiology Coordinator contributes to quality patient care by preparing for, operating equipment and assisting the electrophysiologist during various invasive Electrophysiology procedures. Assists in diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias, specializing in the care of patients undergoing EP studies, device implants, and ablations. Assists physician during invasive and noninvasive procedures. Operates all EP and complex radiology equipment safely and correctly, in accordance with established techniques and routines. The EP Special Procedure Tech demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served while always following established guidelines for radiation safety. The EP Special Procedures Tech operates the physiologic monitor to record functions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems of patients during electrophysiology diagnostic and electrophysiology procedures.
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit(s) or by their department.
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
Knowledge of principles and procedures of diagnostic radiology as normally acquired through completion of 2 years post high school training at an approved School of Radiologic Technology with 6 months related training in radiologic special procedures.
Registered with the ARRT and licensed by the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IEMA).
Approximately 6 to 12 months on the job experience necessary in order to gain technical competency in performing electrophysiology special procedures.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress, and to gather and exchange patient information with nursing personnel and physicians.
Analytical skills necessary to repair minor equipment malfunctions and determine methods of providing radiographs based on the specifics of individual cases.
RCES certification preferred.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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