Electrophysiology Technician Certified PRN in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Texsan

Electrophysiology Technician Certified PRN

San Antonio, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem  PRN 
Category: Clinical Techs • Job ID: 26109-112207

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SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Methodist Texsan Hospital excels in nearly all aspects of advanced cardiovascular services and is equipped with dedicated operating room suites and five functional heart catheterization labs. Orthopedic services, which include the famed Joint Replacement Academy, boast some of the best clinical results in the industry.  Methodist Texsan Hospital’s 30-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit is the newest in the community and takes a team approach to providing excellent rehabilitative care for its patients. The emergency room is full-service and its board-certified emergency medicine doctors work hard for the right clinical diagnosis who strive to take care of patients quickly and efficiently.
 
Methodist Texsan Hospital is licensed for 120 beds and is the first hospital in San Antonio to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. The hospital has also been recognized among Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Texsan Hospital under Locations.

We offer you a generous benefits package including:
 
  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Repayment
 

The EP Lab Technician-Certified will function as an integral part of the Cardiac Cath Lab team by participating, implementing, and assisting in the care of patients in the Electrophysiology Laboratory. Demonstrates technical proficiency during all Electrophysiology procedures while functioning in both roles of Electrophysiology Cardiovascular Scrub Technician and Electrophysiology Recorder. As the Recorder, he/she maintains good communication with the patient care team to ensure proper equipment set up, accurate monitoring, and quality data collection

 

Essential Job Functions

 

1. Demonstrate advance technical proficiency for all Electrophysiology procedures while functioning in Cardiovascular Scrub Technician and Electrophysiology Recorder. This includes but is not limited to the following procedures; a). Diagnostic Electrophysiology studies b). Interventional electrophysiology, Ablation c). Permanent Pacemaker, Implantable cardiac defibrillator, d). Biventricular Pacemaker and Defibrillator e). Laser Lead Extraction f). Vascular Closure devices all of which can occur on an Elective or Emergent basis.

2. Demonstrate advance knowledge to identify cardiac structures, advanced anatomy of all heart chambers coronary vasculature, the physiology behind the dysrythmia’s disease processes and assist the physician in either obtaining or entering data into the Electrophysiology Physiologic Monitoring System(s) for accurate assessment. Must verify accurate information is gathered during procedure as well as homodynamic data.

3. Practices radiation safety and observes all principles to ALARA which includes advance knowledge of all regulations, requirements set forth by the Texas Bureau of Radiation Control, the Methodist Radiation Safety Committee and the proper use and storage of personal radiation badge.

4. Will accurately report life threatening arrhythmias by demonstrating proficiency in the assessment of Cardiac function, using homodynamic as well as Electrophysiology data. Understands the abnormal physiology or disease process such as; Cardiomyopathy, Myocardial Infarction, Valvular disorders, bypass tracts, WPW and their relationship to the condition.

5. Assures that Angiographic and procedural data is properly archived for long-term storage and assures the presence of all components of procedure information in both hard copy and computerized formats.

6. Is required to assist and train new staff and existing staff members, in the scrub/recorder arena.

 

Qualifications

 

 1. Education:

ALL of the following:

1) High School Graduate or G.E.D.

2) New hires as of 06/01/2013 have to have ONE of the following:

A. Two (2) years full-time Invasive Cardiovascular Technology experience

B. An Associate Degree or equivalent college hours (62 semester hours) in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering, or any primary science or higher AND one (1) year (full-time or full-time equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

C. Baccalaureate degree in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering, or any primary science AND six (6) months (full-time or fulltime equivalent) in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

D. Graduate of an accredited (by CHEA, USDOE, or CMA) program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology.

E. Graduate of a NON-programmatically accredited program in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology which has a minimum of one (1) year of specialty training and includes a minimum of 800 clinical hours.

2. Experience: None

3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

 

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

A. New hires as of 06/01/2013 must have ONE of the below listed certifications: B. Current certification eligible EP Lab Technicians hired prior to 6/1/2013 must: 1. Submit application for certification by 6/30/2013 AND obtain ONE of the below listed certifications by 9/1/2013: a) RCIS (Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist) or RCES (Registered Cardiac Electrophysiologist Specialist) from CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International) b) ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)

 

Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:

WORKING CONDITIONS

( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately _40_ hours or more per week inside.

( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).

( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.

WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):

Sitting 40 % + Standing 40 % + Walking 20 % = 100%

LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.

( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.

( X ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up

to 10 lbs.

( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects

Weighing up to 25 lbs.

( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects

weighing up to 50 lbs.

( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of

objects weighing more than 50 lbs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Some Freq None Some Freq None X

Lifting/carrying

X

Repetitive arm/

Hand movements.

X

Pushing/pulling

X

Eye-hand-foot coordination

X

Stooping/kneeling/

Bending

X

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

X

Crawling

X

Finger dexterity

X

Climbing

X

Color vision

X

Balance

X

Vision acuity – far

X

Depth Perception

X

Vision acuity – near

X

Hearing Acuity

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