Participates in the daily operations in the Electrophysiology Laboratory including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care as well as performing circulating functions during procedures. Administers conscious sedation, scrubs for ablations, surgical implantation and extraction of devices, evaluates pacemakers and defibrillators during procedures, and coordinates support services for cases.
Performs the daily procedures including radio-frequency catheter ablations, pacemaker implants, implants, loop recorders lead extractions, tilt table tests, Brugada studies, direct current cardioversions, and intra-cardiac ultrasound Doppler with assuring the proper level of supplies are available in the laboratory during procedures.
Maintains and troubleshoots Electrophysiology Laboratory equipment to assure operability and safety; calibrates equipment and performs routine preventative maintenance procedures.
Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures.
Assists the physician in the preparation of the patient, assists during the procedure, and provides all appropriate services to safely and efficiently complete patient procedures.
Administers adult conscious sedation, IV antibiotics, blood products and pharmacological testing in the Electrophysiology Lab, Cardiac Recovery Suite and critical care areas while continuously monitoring patient's physiologic and psychological status throughout procedure.
Assesses patient responses to medications and testing per protocols and document information in medical record with initiation of the appropriate treatment with any adverse reactions.
Responsible for maintaining primary and secondary hemostasis during and after procedure with assessment of the sites intra-procedure and post procedure.
Participates in the evaluation and analysis of pulse generators during pacemaker procedures and pacemaker clinic.
Facilitates in the cleaning, packaging and sterilization of the EP equipment and instruments.
Assists with the training and orientation of students, trainees, techs, cardiology fellows, and electrophysiology technologists, and Electrophysiology RNs new to the department.
Assists with ongoing clinical research trials pertinent to the electrophysiology laboratory.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
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