Cardiovascular Technologist- Electrophysiology Lab (EP) – Full-Time

Tampa General Hospital
Department: CV Cath/Electrophysiology Lab
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Address: 1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL, USA

Job Description

Facility Profile

TGH is the area’s only level I trauma center and one of just two ABA-verified adult & pediatric burn centers in Florida. With five medical helicopters*, we transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. The hospital is home to one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country. TGH is a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center and has a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.  Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high-risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ENT, endocrinology, and the Children’s Medical Center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric kidney transplant services. As the region’s leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with world-class and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.
 
Tampa General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021, and recognized as one of America’s Best Hospital in five medical specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Orthopedics. Tampa General Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition for nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time – an accomplishment that fewer than one percent of hospitals nationwide have earned. TGH is accredited by The Joint Commission and was awarded disease-specific certification in five medical specialties. TGH is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). *Air transport provided by Metro Aviation, Inc.

Department Profile

Tampa General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Center has six cardiac catheterization laboratories, including two EP labs and seven interventional radiology suites in over 77,000 square feet of dedicated space, which also has two neuro Interventional suites. TGH has eight operating rooms outfitted for cardiac surgery. In addition, its Heart Valve Center includes a hybrid operating room and 160 slice CT scanner. Designed with patient comfort in mind, the 47 pre-and post-procedure rooms have private bathrooms and are equipped with internet, televisions, and telephones. The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) awarded its Heart Failure Certification to Tampa General Hospital for planning and organizing the delivery of care in a systematic manner that supports adherence to evidence-based guidelines and quality initiatives. TGH has also received Chest Pain (with Primary PCI) Accreditation from SCPC. TGH was most recently awarded full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services Accreditation status from SCPC for its expertise and commitment to quality patient care. Examples of services include Atherectomy, Balloon Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization, Device Lead Extractions, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD), Intra-Cardiac Echocardiography (ICE), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Mitral Valvuloplasty (Balloon Valvuloplasty),  Radiofrequency Ablation, Stenting, Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Electrophysiology Studies, AAA repair, CVM repair, Cerebral Aneurysm treatment, DVT treatment, fistulagrams studies, tube, and filter placements, Cryoablation, and embolization.

Job Summary

Under general supervision following established policies, procedures, and professional guidelines, delivers care to patients pre, during, and post-procedure.  Assists physicians in performing procedures including but not limited to catheterizations, interventions, electrophysiology, and implants.  Implements patient care; documents patient assessments and flow of procedure; identifies and reports situations requiring intervention; communicates goals and plan of care; assures patient rights.  Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the values of Tampa General Hospital and the principles of FOCUS-PDCA.

Required Skills

  • Completion of 2 accredited programs in Cardiovascular Technology or Radiography Program and/ or equivalent Cath lab experience inclusive of on-the-job training.
  • Certification: CVT 1+ RCIS & Registry Eligible.
  • Two years of progressive experience in a hospital cardiac cath lab/ as assigned.
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