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Pulse Heart Institute Imaging Specialists span all our hospital and ambulatory settings. These individuals are experts in a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional cardiac and vascular procedures and work in dynamic teams that include cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, registered nurses and electrophysiologists. Join this team of highly trained professionals and experience the Pulse difference!
Cardiac Catheterization Lab Technologist – Pulse Heart Institute Cardiovascular Technologists (CVT) work in cardiac catheterization labs across the State of Washington. These individuals are experts, and passionate about the care and delivery of technical support during a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures. Pulse CVTs work in a dynamic team environment. This team includes registered nurses, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists. This highly specialized team provides the highest level of care to an extensive and diverse patient population. CVTs specialize in the use of angiography and x-ray to identify arteries, veins and other structures of the body. These imaging techniques help physicians diagnose and treat complex diseases like coronary artery disease.
Electrophysiology Lab Technologist – Pulse Heart Institute Electrophysiology Technologists (EP Tech) work in Electrophysiology labs across the State of Washington. These individuals are trained to recognize normal and abnormal 12-lead electrocardiograms as they relate to heart disease. They work closely with patients delivering thoughtful and passionate care. They are responsible for the delivery technical support during a variety of diagnostic electrophysiology and ablation procedures. Being a Pulse Heart EP tech means you work in a dynamic team environment that includes registered nurses, biomedical engineers, anesthesiologists and electrophysiologists. An EP tech will monitor, record and scrub into a variety of procedures, helping physicians activate, localize, and ablate cardiac arrhythmias’. Pulse EP techs mostly have a background in general invasive cardiology and later specialize in electrophysiology. To be an EP tech you will need one of the two credentials, Register Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) and/or Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS).
Echosonographers – Pulse Heart Institute cardiac sonographers work in echocardiography labs across the State of Washington. These individuals are experts, and passionate about the care and delivery of technical support during a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures. This highly specialized team provides the highest level of care to an extensive and diverse patient population. Echocardiographers are responsible for obtaining high quality recordings of ultrasound images of the heart and related structures for the cardiologist who will interpret the examination. This is a technical position requiring a highly skilled operator with knowledge of the various types of ultrasound procedures. Work situations require clinical interpretive knowledge, independent judgment, initiative, and ingenuity in performing procedures.