Henry Ford Health System

Name: Toni Mathis

Email Address: tmathis1@hfhs.org

Date: 10/1/2018

Name of Employer/Institution: Henry Ford Health System

Department: Electro Physiology Lab

Contact Person: Toni Mathis

Email Address: tmathis1@hfhs.org

Address: 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 USA

Phone: (313) 874-7185

Fax:

Website:

Date of Availablity: 10/1/2018

Application Deadline: 1/1/2019

Duration (if applicable): position opened untiled filled

Salary: $28.97 - $41.89

Job Requirements: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

•High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. 
Must be Registered

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED: 

•Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist. 
•Must be from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program. (CAAHEP)
•Maintain a BLS and ACLS certificate

Job Description: The Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Invasive Technologist is responsible to assist in the performance of testing and treating cardiac arrhythmias within the electrophysiology procedure rooms. Certified Technologists must be able to be proficient in the functions of Monitoring, Circulating and Scrubbing. 



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

•Demonstrates understanding of Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory, and Renal, physiology and pathology
• Adheres to the principles of medical ethics as applied to the role of the Invasive EP Technologist
•Demonstrates thorough understanding of ECG and related medical terminology. Recognizes ECG waveform morphology, wave patterns and their significance, including lethal arrhythmias
•Recognize and interpret ECG changes occurring in heart chamber enlargement and myocardial infarctions and is able to respond appropriately. (ACLS) 
•List and describe the most common cardiac pathologies, including symptoms and treatments
•Demonstrate an understanding of all of the Cardiac medications (Generic & Trade names) and the pharmacokinetics actions related to cardiac and vascular functions and properly documents the medications including indications for administration and dosages
•Recognizes and alerts physicians to abnormalities with clinical laboratory values for Arterial Blood Gases, electrolytes, hemoglobin, BUN and creatinine
•Demonstrates knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is able to perform all components for a Tech. for a patient undergoing a full cardiac arrest
•Recognizes and interprets arrhythmias and heart block abnormalities
•Intervenes appropriately during and after a lethal arrhythmia using ACLS standards if warranted
•Performs cardiac outputs, O2 saturations and ACT (Activated Clotting Time) measurements
•Ability to explain the indication and potential complications of thrombolytic therapy for Acute MI
•Identify the benefits of supplementing angiographic imaging with intravascular ultrasound and Doppler velocimetry technologies. 
•Describe the indications for electrophysiologic testing, permanent pacemaker implant, and therapeutic ablation of dysrhythmias and implantable cardioverter defibrillators
•Demonstrates and adheres to the Radiation Safety protocols by ensuring that all policies are adhered to. Leads will be worn and cleaned and dosing badges must be worn at all times in the room
•Demonstrates a full understanding of Sterile Technique and is capable of scrubbing, prepping, draping and setting up a table for an Implant, Ablation or Lead Extraction
•Demonstrates a full knowledge base and can describe a left ventriculography, aortography, peripheral and coronary arteriography
•Describes the theory and practice of radiofrequency ablations
•Performs “Point of Care” WAVE testing per hospital policy
•List and describe indications/contraindications for EP studies and ablations
•Identify and explain various arrhythmia mechanisms, symptom correlation, resolution of symptoms and treatment end point
•Demonstrates understanding of programmed electrical stimulation
•Identify and explain atrial and ventricular study components, programmed electrical stimulation, sinus node recovery time, measurement of intervals and catheter location
•Demonstrate knowledge of specific tachyarrhythmias and treatment of atrial and ventricular tachycardias
•Describe the theory and practice of radiofrequency ablation
•Demonstrate an understanding of how the CARTO and ENSITE navigational systems work to assist with an ablation procedure
•List and understand the equipment and catheters required to perform an AVNRT, AVRT and ventricular tachycardia ablations
•Demonstrate simple pacing/ICD programming functions
•Explain indications for CRT systems and the hemodynamic benefit.