Billings Clinic Electrophysiology Technologist in Billings, Montana
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CATH LAB - 6310 (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Non-Exempt)
Billings Clinic Cath Lab is seeking a Electrophysiology Tech to join our growing dynamic team!
Billings Clinic is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as Number 1 for cardiology services in Montana. As a Level II Trauma Center, Billings Clinic is nationally ranked and recognized for the highest quality standards and an exceptional patient experience. Billings Clinic Cardiology and Cath Lab offers a wide variety of both outpatient and inpatient services such as Interventional, EP, Device, Advanced Heart Failure, Structural Heart, and Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Services. Billings Clinic Cardiology and Cath Lab are an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary PCI with Resuscitation, 2020 Mission Lifeline Gold award recipient, 2021 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus for Heart Failure recipient, 2020 Platinum Performance Chest Pain – MI Registry, an accredited AACVPR program, an accredited Valve Center for TAVR, and recognized in 2020-21 by U.S. News High Performing hospitals in Cardiology. Our organizational mission values patient-focused care, research, and education. The nation is taking note that Billings and Montana are a great place to live and work!
The Electrophysiology Technologist assists and performs adult diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures. This includes, EP studies, RF ablations, and device implantation. The EPT is competent in the operation and troubleshooting skills of EP specialty equipment and x-ray system such as EP monitoring/stimulating systems and intra-cardiac echocardiography. High degree of understanding and interpretation of EKG and cardiac arrythmias. Works well with a team and is an effective team member.
Essential Job Functions
• Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
• Scrub/Circulate/Monitor: Scrub assistant to the physician. Sets up and maintains the sterile field and procedural equipment. Performs all procedures with proper sterile technique. Knowledge of medications pertinent to the procedures. Safely transports patients to and from the Cath lab. Provides procedural education to the patient/family. Able to operate and troubleshoot Cath lab procedural equipment. Monitors patients throughout
• Equipment operations: Responsible for operating and troubleshooting all equipment in the EP lab. This equipment includes, but is not limited to x-ray, EP monitoring system and database, intravascular ultrasound, RF ablation system, cardiac stimulator, 12 lead ECG machine, and cautery/grounding. This role will be the primary person for troubleshooting equipment, reporting problems to internal or external service representatives and documenting such. Also, work closely with the Bio Medical Department to ensure that preventative maintenance is done timely.
• Interpretation: Must be able to accurately perform procedural electrogram measurements, calculations, and analysis and interpret 12 lead ECG. Identify Cardiac arrythmias.
• Resource and training: Provide informal training on EP related topics for team members. Assists with the orientation and training of new staff members. Communicates regularly with other staff regarding changes in the EP room, workflow schedule or physician protocols.
• Products: Works with Supply tech to ensure accurate PAR levels and needed equipment is available for procedures. Maintains knowledge of products thorough enough to give appropriate suggestions based on inventory and procedural needs.
• Informs management of any unusual concerns, situations or conditions relative to patients, staff or physicians.
• Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Attends Cath lab staff meetings and participates in departmental committees as required.
• Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency safety standards relevant to job performance.
• Performs all other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Utilizes non-procedure time in a constructive manner benefit the department/organization. Assumes equitable share of department housekeeping duties (cleaning, restocking, filing, etc.).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Billings Clinic policy and procedures, both organizational and departmental
• Personal computers, hardware and software
• Billings Clinic Code of Business Conduct
• Billings Clinic Corporate Compliance Program
• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
• Patient’s/resident’s rights
• Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE)
• Budgeting and fiscal responsibility
• Theory and application of Pharmacology, diagnostic, and therapeutic techniques to include all types of electrophysiology procedures
• Therapeutic techniques including CPR, pericardiocentesis, thoracentesis, insertions of arterial lines for intra-aortic balloon pumps, defibrillator and temporary pacemaker parameters
• Quality improvement and quality control processes
• Principles, practices, techniques, equipment and radiation safety as it relates to radiography, cardiovascular imaging, and intracardiac sonography
• Infection control and emergency response practices and procedures
• Guidelines for age appropriate care
• Regulatory requirements and standards (Joint Commission, AORN, AMMI, OSHA, etc.)
• Performs and assists the electrophysiologists with the most complex electrophysiology studies.
• Operates complex electrophysiology specialty equipment including but not limited to 3D mapping systems, stimulation systems, intracardiac echocardiography and EP monitoring and recording system.
• Performs at an expert clinical level and assists the physician in the performance of adult electrophysiology procedures; including both diagnostic and interventional.
• Implements safe, competent and efficient procedure care to EP within policies, procedures and standards of care across a variety of populations and complexity of situations within the scope of practice.
• Duties for this position include but are not limited to hemodynamic monitoring and recording of patients during EP. Intra and post procedure patient assessment and patient care within EP scope of practice, patient teaching, circulating and scrubbing roles for invasive procedures performed in the EP department.
• Implements safe, competent and efficient care to patients within Billings Clinic and departmental policies, procedures and standards across a variety of populations and complexity of situations.
• Foresees potential problems, adapts priorities and plans independently with and without medical direction in response to general information/data indicative of potential urgent or emergent life- threatening risks, initiates action to reduce or correct the risk per ACLS guidelines
• Develops and plans individual professional growth and development in relation to expectations for practice in our specialty area.
• Attend continuing educational programs, in-services and conferences to maintain and advance expert skills and knowledge level
• Participate in ongoing, unit-based quality improvement programs.
• Continue to enhance all clinical skills and expertise.
- Graduate of CVT/CIS school OR ARRT, RT(R)
Certifications and Licenses
• Current BLS &ACLS
• EP experience preferred
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more atwww.billingsclinic.com/aboutus (https://www.billingsclinic.com/about-us/)
Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.