Jun 20, 2019
Voca Health has immediate openings available for Electrophysiology Technologist professionals in Portland, OR !
Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!
Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!
Float between EP/CATH procedures, 6 procedure labs, inpatient, day patient, outpatient workflows, and two work sites (Marquam Hill campus and Center for Health and Healing 2) upon request.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Technical Support. Provides technical assistance for arrhythmia procedures, including implantation of arrhythmia control devices (pacemakers and defibrillators), electrophysiology studies, and arrhythmia ablations.
2. Data Analysis. EP tech is required to use EPIC, complete pre & post procedural documentation, archive records associated with procedures performed, and assist with the collection of data for any ongoing research studies.
3. Project Design and Consultation. Directs, oversees and provides instruction to technicians during construction, modification and the installation of equipment and instruments. Tests systems and consults with various personnel when modifications and upgrades are needed on systems.
4. Miscellaneous. Coordinates vendor support if necessary and stays current with new design techniques, equipment and instruments
Patients in the Electrophysiology & Cardiac Catheterization Lab are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including Registered Nurses, Cardiovascular Technologists, Registered Radiologic Technologists and Interventional Cardiologists. Patients require continuous cardiac monitoring, frequent physician, nursing and ancillary service intervention, and other specialized treatment and/or procedures such as intubation, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, aortic balloon pumps, pericardicentesis, transfusion of blood products, insertion of permanent and temporary pacemakers, cardioversion, defibrillation, pain management, sedation and titration of intravenous medications including vasoactive agents, cardiac agents, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet agents.
Bachelor’s degree for external hires; BS preferred for internal candidates
RN, RCIS, ARRT, RCES, IBHRE or NASPE
One year of experience working in a cardiac cath lab environment
Attainment of RCES within 1 year of hire
Successful completion of BLS, ACLS, and PALS
The qualifications for the position are the minimum requirements to be eligible for an interview. The level of required experience and expertise for each posted position is influenced by the current amount of knowledge and skills of the other nurses in the unit/departments.
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs independently. Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel.
Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids
Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):
Knowledge/experience related to arterial and venous femoral access/sheath removal/management. Completion of sheath removal competency upon hire; maintenance of competency thereafter.
Knowledge/experience related to hemodynamics.
Knowledge/experience related to cardiac mapping software.
Proficient equipment/computer troubleshooting.
Knowledge/experience related to TEE/Cardioversion procedures.
Knowledge/experience with radiation safety, fluoroscopy
RCIS certification preferred for external and internal candidates
Department Specific Working Conditions:
Ability to stand up to 4 hours without sitting
Ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift.
Ability to wear up to 20# of leaded aprons for 4 hours.
Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients.
Must have the ability to apply and maintain manual pressure to femoral arterial and venous access sites.
10 Hr/day, 40Hrs/Wk
Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:
Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages
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Portland, OR, USA