The Electrophysiology Specialist performs adolescent and adult diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology (EP) procedures under the supervision of a qualified physician. The Electrophysiology Specialist is a professional who performs/reviews a baseline patient assessment, evaluates patient response to diagnostic or interventional maneuvers and medications during electrophysiology laboratory procedures, and provides patient care and drug administration commonly used in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory, under the direction of a qualified physician. The Electrophysiology Specialist acts as the first assistant during diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology procedures. In addition to assisting the EP physicians with the most complex EP procedures, this position oversees the technical operations required for the performance of routine diagnostics through the advanced interventional electrophysiology procedures. This position must be an expert who is competent in the use of EP monitoring/stimulation systems, intracardiac echocardiography and 3D mapping systems. Demonstrates a high degree of understanding of the interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias and all invasive EP procedures. Works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic care with the patient and family. Serves as a role model and clinical resource for EP staff and other members of the health care team.
Bachelor’s Degree in a science or related field required. A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience performed in a dedicated Electrophysiology Lab required. Must possess a high degree of understanding of the interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias and all invasive EP procedures. Effective oral and written professional communication skills required. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, and to work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, healthcare professionals and external vendors. Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area required. Capable of demonstrating flexibility with demands of external/internal customers placed on operating functions of the department. Advanced computer skills and technical skills required to operate EP specialty equipment, specifically 3D Mapping systems for complex ablations. Capable of wearing lead aprons for extended periods of time. Must possess RCES or RCIS certification, American Heart Association BLS and ACLS certification. Additional related experience in a dedicated Electrophysiology Lab may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.