UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Cardiac EP Tech

    Posted Date 6 months ago(4/13/2018 3:22 PM)
    7414 EP Lab
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Assists physician in performing Electrophysiology Lab exams & procedures, includes but is not limited to:

    Performs assigned exams and procedures in accordance with established protocols and standards.  

    Maintains and provides expertise in the operation of all equipment used in the Electrophysiology lab including  xray, monitoring, recording and mapping systems and any other specialized equipment used in ablations.

    Maintains and understanding of the features of the various catheters and other supplies used in the EP procedures.

    Demonstrates a knowledge and ability to interpret complex cardiac rhythms during EP procedures.

    Possesses the ability to scrub and assist physicians during EP procedures including the implantation of cardiac rhythm management devices.

    Safety: Provides protection for patient, self, and other staff in accordance with prescribed safety standards and protective devices. Uses proper sterile technique

    Performs quality assurance checks on equipment and processes per department policies. Investigates and informs supervisor of any quality issues or problems.

    Assists in the establishment, updates and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols.

    May be asked to help in the cardiac cath lab.

    Performs tasks competently in emergency situations, including CPR.


    Operates, troubleshoots, maintains equipment, includes but is not limited to:

    Operates EP equipment effectively to improve exam quality; troubleshoots problems in accordance to departmental procedures and vendor specifications.


    Documentation, includes but is not limited to:

    Reviews orders prior to exam and documents any changes per physician.

    Uses RIS/PACS effectively to verify and complete the study; and to input/order/edit/cancel exams.

    Completes required paperwork and records.  Accurately inputs charges, exam statistics, supplies and medication uses, patient care provided; prepares reports. 

    Effectively uses the computer and NWH software applications (including scheduling and medication systems) to access information.

    Provides appropriate documentation to the cardiologists.


    Coordinates and optimizes customer service and workflow, includes but is not limited to:

    Continually evaluates patient flow and work assignments, makes necessary adjustments, and prioritizes work effectively.

    Exhibits excellent customer service skills with patients, physicians and office staff, coworkers, management, vendors, etc.

    Interacts and communicates effectively with all members of the healthcare team.

    Interacts and communicates with the EP team members to provide efficient and timely patient care for all procedures performed in the EP lab which includes on time starts and lab turnover between procedures.

    In order to provide a high level of customer service and necessary coverage, all staff are required to answer phones; assist in other areas (such as order entry, image library, scheduling, patient transport).


    Maintains environment, includes but is not limited to:

    Sets up exam rooms, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are ready. 

    Inventories supplies and linens. Restocks rooms as needed.

    Cleans and tidies exam rooms, patient holding rooms, wait rooms, etc. 


    Training and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to:

    Assists with training and mentoring new personnel and students.

    Prepares and presents in-service education programs if assigned.

    Attends staff meetings and required in-services.

    Participates in departmental goals and performance improvement projects.



    Educational Background

    • High School diploma or equivalent GED required
    • Completion of formal training from an AMA-approved Cardiovascular Technology Program preferred.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Requires the following certification/licensure:  (RCIS) must obtain within 9 months of hire.
    • Requires a current Washington State licensure for a Surgical Technologist within 90 days of hire.
    • Requires within two years of hire the completion and passing of either the examination for a Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) or the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) exam.
    • Requires current ACLS, must obtain within 90 days of hire.

    Work Experience

    • Requires at least 6 months cardiac internship during education.
    • Requires Prior EP experience in a technical capacity.

    Special Training / Skills

    • Knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques.
    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge of skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

    Physical Abilities

    • Able to move and position patients in a safe manner; move freely about the department and hospital; stand and/or walk for approximately 80% of the shift.
    • Able to differentiate color, preferred.
    • Able to respond to visual and auditory emergency alarms

    Physical Demand Level:  Medium

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-


    Lift / Carry

    20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    10 to 25 pounds frequently
    up to 10 pounds constantly


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.



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