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Become An Electrophysiology Technician

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Working As An Electrophysiology Technician

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $68,850

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrophysiology Technician Do At Tenet Healthcare

* Facilitates all aspects of set up and development including responsibility and functionality of all electrophysiology (EP) lab equipment and troubleshooting equipment technical problems.
* Facilitates and provides Tilt Table Testing.
* Assists physician in instrumentation, pacing and recording activities during EP procedures and facilitates proper recording and storage of data.
* Performs device interrogation of inpatients and post-operative device interrogation.
* Functions as coordinator and patient liaison between physicians and outpatient clinical care, including direct involvement in patient relations.
* Schedules outpatient visits and inpatient procedures including coordinating necessary clinical objectives prior to procedure.
* Serves as primary personnel for all procedures within the EP & Cath Lab departments.
* Provide direct supervision and support to the EP Lab associates.
* Responds to staffing needs to ensure continuous coverage and facilitate uninterrupted workflow.
* Coordinate reviews/analysis and documents health information data on adverse events, unexpected outcomes, professional staff peer review and system issues.
* Perform/oversees EP network operations, including but not limited to, process and performance improvement activities.
* Serves as a role-model for the EP & Cath Lab departments to educate/mentor and implement information system requirements.
* Ensure department integration of supply chain initiatives and inventory par levels are adequate.
* Implements services according to the needs of the patient, physician orders or approved clinical pathway.
* In collaboration with registered nurse, evaluates and adjusts care to meet patient needs and goals.
* Build and maintain strong, supportive and functional working relationships with all associates and physicians.
* Provides guidance and direction within the department at the discretion of the Cath Lab Manager.
* In accordance with policies, serves as a physician and guest liaison to sustain and promote operations.
* Implements and oversees EP Lab competencies and annual requirements.
* Act as an effective agent of change, including the identification of opportunities to improve the resolution of problems and the evaluation of the effectiveness of change.
* Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
* Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

What Does An Electrophysiology Technician Do At Wellspan Health

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How To Become An Electrophysiology Technician

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, need formal education, such as an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Many employers also require professional certification.


Colleges and universities offer both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in sonography and in cardiovascular and vascular technology. One-year certificate programs also are available from colleges or hospitals.

Employers typically prefer graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Sonography, cardiovascular, and vascular education programs usually include courses in anatomy, medical terminology, and applied sciences. Most sonography programs are divided into the specialized fields that correspond to the relevant certification exams, such as abdominal sonography or breast sonography. Cardiovascular and vascular programs include coursework in either invasive or noninvasive cardiovascular or vascular technology procedures. In addition to classroom study, most programs also include a clinical component in which students earn credit while working under a more experienced technologist in a hospital, physician’s office, or imaging laboratory.

High school students who are interested in diagnostic medical sonography, cardiovascular technology, or vascular technology should take courses in anatomy, physiology, physics, and math.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most employers prefer to hire diagnostic imaging workers with professional certification. Many insurance providers and Medicare pay for procedures only if a certified sonographer, technologist, or technician performed the work. Certification is available from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Diagnostic imaging workers can earn certification by graduating from an accredited program and passing an exam. Most of the certifications are for specialties in diagnostic imaging; for example, a sonographer can earn a certification in abdominal sonography. Most diagnostic imaging workers have at least one certification, but many earn multiple certifications.

In addition, many employers prefer to hire candidates who have a Basic Life Support certification, which shows they are trained to provide CPR.

Few states require diagnostic medical sonographers to be licensed. Professional certification is typically required for licensure; other requirements vary by state. Contact state medical boards for more information.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Diagnostic imaging workers must follow precise instructions to obtain the images needed to diagnose and treat patients. They must also pay attention to the screen while scanning a patient’s body because the cues that contrast healthy areas with unhealthy ones may be subtle.

Hand-eye coordination. To get quality images, diagnostic imaging workers must be able to accurately move equipment on the patient’s body in response to what they see on the screen.

Interpersonal skills. Diagnostic imaging workers must work closely with patients. Sometimes patients are in extreme pain or mental stress, and they must get cooperation from the patient to create usable images.

Physical stamina. Diagnostic imaging workers are on their feet for long periods and must be able to lift and move patients who need assistance.

Technical skills. Diagnostic imaging workers must understand how to operate complex machinery and computerized instruments.

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Electrophysiology Technician Demographics


  • Female

  • Male



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Top Skills for An Electrophysiology Technician


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Top Electrophysiology Technician Skills

  1. Electrophysiology Procedures Medsystems
  2. Pacemaker
  3. Device Implants
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  • Assist in the following procedures: Pacemaker / I.C.D.
  • Scrub in assist with Pacemaker and Icd implants.
  • Performed skin prep, applied pads, connected defibrillator/ EKG, wiring, grounding and placed sterile drapes.
  • Record and stimulate Afib's, SVT, VT, EPICARDIAL VT, PVC, FLUTTER AND Atrial tachycardia ablations.
  • Assist the physical with no fluoroscopy on all ablations case's with the use of sound catheter and Carto mapping system.

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