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Electrophysiology Technologist

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Electrophysiology Lab Tech is responsible for providing patient care pre, peri and post-invasive cardiac procedures under the direct supervision of an Electrophysiology Lab RN. He/she must abide by the rules and regulations of St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network and the regulations set forth by the National Radiation Commission pertaining to radiation safety. He/she is responsible for remaining current in practice and knowledgeable in invasive cardiology technology.The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.Delivers professional care to patients under direct supervision of Cardiac Cath Lab / EP RN. Participates in the performance of various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the EP Lab and other departments relating to procedures performed in the EP Lab. Provides accurate documentation of care provided in accordance with Hospital and Cardiac Cath Lab /EP Lab polices and procedures. Demonstrates an understanding of specific medications utilized in the EP Lab and comprehends indications for usage. Monitors hemodynamic status of patients and responds appropriately to fluctuation of parameters. Demonstrates proficiency in the interpretation of EKG rhythms and dysrhythmias. Demonstrates comprehension of function of pacemakers and implantable cardiovertor/defibrillators (ICD). Demonstrates competency in the interrogation of various devices, i.e. pacemakers and ICD's and functions independently in performing ICD checks. Demonstrates proficiency in maintaining hemostasis of access sites. Demonstrates proficiency in the operation of all equipment utilized in the EP Lab. Demonstrates comprehension of radiation principles and utilizes xray equipment appropriately. Demonstrates competency in the use / operation of all equipment utilized for EP proceduresOTHER FUNCTIONS: 1. Provides preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting techniques for equipment in the EP Lab. 2. Assumes responsibilities for the daily operation of the EP Lab. 3. Acts as a resource person for other members of the health care team. 4. Serves on various Departmental and Hospital committees. 5. Other related duties as assigned.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Standing for up to 8 hours per day in 4 hour increments while wearing up to 20 lbs. of lead protective equipment. Sitting for up to 8 hours per day in 4 hour increments while wearing up to 20 lbs. of lead protective equipment. Walking for up to 6 hours per day in 30 minute increments. Continuous use of fingers and hands including; frequent twisting and turning, fingering and handling and occasional firm grasping. Frequent use of upper extremities. Must be able to apply digital pressure to specific area utilizing fingers, hands and upper extremities for up to 40 minutes without variation of pressure applied. Occasional working with arms above head and occasional lifting up to 10 lbs. above head. Rarely lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Frequent pushing and pulling up to 350 lbs. Occasional stooping, bending or crouching. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation, as well as high and low frequency. Seeing as it relates to general vision, near and far vision, color and peripheral vision, as well as depth perception and visual monotony. Touching as it relates to feeling, as in condition of skin and presence of pulses. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION:Registered Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist or Registered Radiology Technologist or attendance of a program related to procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Lab with successful completion of RCIS exam within 1 yr of eligibility.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Previous Cath Lab experience preferred.ACLS within 1 yr of hire dateBLSWORK SCHEDULE: Varied day shifts - Monday through Friday. On-call as scheduled. Mandatory overtime as needed. Other hours as scheduled.Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Electrophysiology Technologist, Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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