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Be part of our growing cardiac electrophysiology (EP) Program at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Responsibilities include scrubbing, monitoring and circulating diagnostic and complex electrophysiology procedures. Case types include diagnostic EP studies, ablations (SVT, AVNRT, Afib, Aflutter, VTach, etc.) and device implantations.
The Lead Advanced Cardiac Technologist (Adv. CVT) in the EP Lab performs a variety of cardiac EP imaging procedures, assists with staff education, maintains equipment within the procedure rooms and is responsible for supporting patient safety protocols. In addition, they work collaboratively with the EP Lab RN3, Medical Director and CVPU Associate Director to assess, plan and implement various initiatives within the clinical setting. They also participate in project improvement activities as assigned.
Instructs and prepares patients for cardiac EP procedures.
Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedures; understanding physician preferences, including creating and maintaining 'pick-lists' for various procedures/providers.
Safely operates radiographic equipment to produce digital and other specialized images. Operates EP mapping equipment, including an understanding of patient ? equipment connectology.
Effectively operates complex computerized physiological equipment to monitor and record ECGs and intracardiac pressures during a variety of cardiac procedures. Collects hemodynamic data and documents in the procedure log using the GE CardioLab system.
Preps and drapes patients while following aseptic techniques.
Performs patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
Works collaboratively with other CVPU leadership (EP Lab RN3, CNS, Associate Director, Medical Director, etc.) to plan and implement initiatives within the procedural suites.
Acts as an alternate EP Lab contact (with EP RN3) between Clinical Engineering and Vendors related to issues with, and maintaining optimal functioning of, patient care equipment. Performs quality control testing on a variety of equipment.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors by correctly labeling while setting up procedure tables.
Real-time mentoring and coaching of staff related to clinical skills assessments.
Assists with the creation of standards, policies and procedures for the operation of equipment and implementation of new and ongoing processes.
Participates in the management of inventory and assists in the evaluation of new products as directed/requested.
Participates in the education and competency training of students, staff and procedural fellows.
Participates in the selection, interviewing and recommendation of applicants. In addition, assists with scheduled 'check-ins' and assessments with new staff and/or staff currently involved in performance improvement plans.
Assists in maintaining accurate records and ensuring accurate data input.
Takes turn in providing scheduled Late Team coverage for cases which may run late due to emergent cases and/or the unplanned length of procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
List of Procedures:
Ventricular Tachycardia ablation
RF Atrial Fibrillation ablation
Cryo Atrial Fibrillation ablation
Atrial Flutter ablation
Diagnostic EP Study
LHC- Left heart catheterization
Bi-ventricular ICD implant
Permanent Pacemaker implant
AV Node ablation
Device generator change
SQ ICD implant
Loop recorder implant
Impella insertion - left ventricular assist device for left sided heart failure as well complex ablation cases
IABP insertion- Intra-aortic Balloon Pump for heart failure as well as complex ablation cases
CardioLab (GE) procedural monitoring and documentation
Electrocardiograms and correct lead/patch placement for procedures
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