The Electrophysiology Tech assists physician with maintenance of sterile field and catheter insertion/placement, operates current x-ray system, and conducts staff/patient education and teaching. May be responsible for hemodynamic monitoring and report generation.
PART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Assists in hemodynamic monitoring and recording on current system.
Assists in patient admission process, post-procedural care, transportation of patients throughout the facility and patient discharge.
Assists physicians with insertion of permanent pacemakers/AICD’s.
Assists the physician with the maintenance of sterile field and catheter insertion and placement.
Assists with insertion and maintenance of arterial/venous lines, swan ganz catheters, temporary pacemaker electrodes, post-care of equipment, PPM and AICD’s.
Communicates appropriately with peers, physicians and those involved in the patient care continuum.
Communicates patient concerns, status, labs, etc., to physicians, charge person, floor nurses, family members and patients as needed.
Conducts post procedural sheath removal.
Conducts staff, patient and family education.
Follows radiation safety guidelines.
Operation of current x-ray equipment.
Participates in quality assessment and improvement.
Responds to all unit and/or patient emergencies.
Tests and documents equipment performance.
Use of current film processor and film developer; use of digital archival system.
Verifies and witnesses informed consents.
Graduate from an approved school of Radiologic Technology
Minimum of one year Cath Lab or Special Procedures experience License or Certification Requirements:
Current registration with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety