Travel EP Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as an Electrophysiology Tech
Your career as an EP tech offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and rapidly evolving field, where you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking procedures and technologies in cardiac care. Traveling as an EP tech offers even more perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash.
What is an electrophysiology tech?
An electrophysiology technologist (EP tech) plays an instrumental role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders. They work with patients who have heart rhythm problems, and use medical equipment to examine the heart’s electrical activity. This allows them to determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient. EP techs work closely with a medical team, including electrophysiologists, nurses, and other medical staff, ensuring seamless patient care, which requires excellence communication and interpersonal skills.
Typical EP Tech Responsibilities:
- Prepare patients for the electrophysiology procedures including explaining the procedure, attaching electrodes to the patient's chest, and connecting the electrodes to the EKG machine
- Set up and operate the complex electrophysiology equipment, including EKG machines, pacemakers, and defibrillators
- Assist physicians during procedures, such as catheter ablations, device implantations, and electrophysiology studies
- Monitor the patient's vital signs and EKG readings, alerting the physician to any unusual or dangerous rhythms
- Maintain accurate records of the procedures, including the patient's condition, the equipment used, and any complications that occurred
- Ensure the maintenance and sterilization of electrophysiology equipment, adhering to strict cleanliness and safety guidelines
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel EP Tech Jobs
Competitive payTravel techs are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Per diemTravel EP techs qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, traveler. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel EP tech can help you achieve the career you’ve always wanted, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? No biggie. Your tech training, licensing, and certifications that will help you achieve your career goals are covered with financial assistance.
Degrees and Certifications
In order to be a traveling medical professional, you need to be compliant in the states where you want to work. It sounds harder than it really is. You’ll get the support and certifications you need in your correlating specialty (or modality). Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required to work travel EP tech jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
Who can become a travel electrophysiology tech?
You can become an EP tech by pursuing an associate degree or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as cardiovascular technology. These programs typically offer coursework in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and patient care, along with specialized training in electrophysiology technology. Most educational programs include a practicum or clinical component, where students gain practical experience under the supervision of experienced professionals.
Then, it is recommended that you obtain certification from a recognized body such as Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). EP techs should also maintain certifications such as Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
What is the average salary for travel EP tech jobs?
The salary of a travel EP tech can vary significantly based on various factors such as geographical region, level of experience, education, and the specific healthcare facility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including EP techs, was approximately $57,720. However, with specialized skills in electrophysiology, salaries for EP techs might be higher than the median for general cardiovascular technologists and technicians.
Where are EP tech jobs available?
Electrophysiology techs can find employment opportunities in diverse healthcare settings. Primarily, they work in hospitals, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures in electrophysiology labs or in the cath lab. Cardiology clinics also employ electrophysiology techs to support outpatient electrophysiology services.
Will taking travel EP tech jobs help my career?
Taking travel EP tech jobs is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and helps you gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.