What are Cardiac Device or Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists?
Cardiac Device Specialists A medical technologist responsible for assisting the physician during the implantation of a Pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices or Implantable Loop Recorders in the Cardiac Catheterization or Electrophysiology Lab, hospital setting or physician office. In addition, the technologists assist the physician and their support staff in the follow-up and troubleshooting of the Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device in order to provide safe and effective therapy.
Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists:
A medical technologist responsible for assisting the physician during Electrophysiology studies, basic ablation procedures as well as complex ablations such as Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia that require 3D Anatomical mapping.
Cardiac Device Specialist or Electrophysiology Specialists should be people-oriented as they will be working with patients as well as working directly with the nursing staff, anesthesiologists, cardiac and pulmonary surgeons, surgical technicians and other allied health professionals.
A Cardiac Device or Electrophysiology Specialists is required to:
- Concentrate for long periods of time while keeping a record of the patient’s parameters during the operative procedure
- Notify the implanting physician immediately of any changes, and be prepared to respond quickly to the physician’s requests;
- Be detail-oriented, follow instructions thoroughly, and respond well to emergency situations; and
- Work well under pressure, be able to work well independently, and assist with post-operative support concerning the patient