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Swedish Health Services Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist in Seattle, Washington

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Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist

The job duties listed are essential functions of the position. However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be considered essential functions of the position.

The caregiver must be sufficiently fluent in the English language to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. The degree of fluency required will vary depending upon the nature of the position.

Caregivers are expected to honor the Mission, Values, Vision and Promise and adhere to the Code of Conduct, policies and standards of their organization.

For direct patient care roles: Performs and maintains currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served.

  • Provides technical expertise on the operation of all of the equipment used in the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab including monitoring, recording and mapping systems and equipment used for ablations. Demonstrates a functional understanding of the radiology imaging equipment.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the features of various catheters and other supplies used for EP procedures and is able to assist with complex cases.

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and ability to interpret complex cardiac rhythms during procedures in the EP lab.

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and ability to interpret hemodynamic pressures and wave forms.

  • Demonstrates the ability to safely scrub and assist the physician during the EP procedures including implantation of cardiac rhythm management device procedures.

  • Communicates effectively with patients, families, physicians and coworkers. Is a patient advocate. Utilizes resources efficiently.

  • Documents complete and accurate information on all appropriate chart forms.

  • Anticipates the needs of the physician when scrubbed and has an in-depth understanding of the type of procedure and steps necessary to perform it.

  • Recognizes the patient’s age as a relevant factor and applies appropriate decision-making skills in the assessment, treatment, and care provided for the patient.

  • Troubleshoots equipment problems and works closely with Clinical Engineering staff to maximize equipment functionality and minimize downtown.

  • Participates in all procedures performed in the EP Lab.

  • Demonstrates ability to complete all billing/charging forms.

  • Demonstrates ability to work as a cohesive team member with all technologists, nurses, and physicians in a variety of roles to include scrub tech, circulating and recording.

  • Consistently demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, commitment to customer service principles and behaviors. Exemplifies behaviors described in the SMC’s Service Excellence Commitments.

  • Participates in the restocking and cleaning of the rooms.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • If qualifying as Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist

  • Must be a graduate of a two-year invasive cardiology program or IBHRE endorsed certificate or degree program (at least twelve month duration) or equivalent

  • At the time of hire, is required to be certified by the Washington State Department of Health as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CVIS); Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES); Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS)

  • One (1) year recent Invasive Cardiology Laboratory experience or graduate of certificate or degree program in Electrophysiology

  • If qualifying as a Radiologic Technologist

  • Must be a graduate of a Radiologic Technology program

  • Must be licensed by Washington State as a Certified Radiologic Technologist, Diagnostic license required; Must have Radiologic Technologist registry by ARRT at time of hire; Within one year of entering the position must obtain one of the following: ARRT post primary certification (CI) Cardiac Interventional Radiography or (VI) Vascular Interventional Radiography or become certified by the Washington State Department of Health as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CVIS)

  • Must have Two (2) years cath lab/IR experience

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support required

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

About the Cherry Hill Campus.

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 135584
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Cardio Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Per-Diem
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Support
Department: 3903 SCH ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Address: WA Seattle 500 17th Ave

Swedish Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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