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This position serves as part of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other support staff. The incumbent interacts with cardiac patients, specifically those with implantable devices, in order to monitor and analyze heart rhythm data.
Maintains a wound and device check clinic schedule each week.
Operates sophisticated computerized data acquisition and device interrogation equipment.
Programs implantable cardiac devices to maintain appropriate heart rhythm and therapy, under the direction of a physician or by approved protocol.
Evaluates and interprets heart rhythms in order to recommend and perform adjustments on implantable devices according to standard follow-up recommendations.
Reprograms cardiac devices and defibrillators as appropriate for diagnostics and other procedures.
Maintains a database of all patients with implantable devices.
Answers patient calls and questions regarding rhythm-related concerns.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
Ability to travel with provider teams to outreach locations on occasion, potentially requiring overnight stays.
Ability to carry a pager to answer all inpatient and outpatient cardiac device calls.
Ability to self-direct and be task oriented.
Demonstrated human relation and effective communications skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology.
Demonstrated knowledge of pacemakers, ICD, ECG and other areas of cardiology.
Ability to work independently and continually stay up to date on related, new technology.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalency.
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
Two years of EKG or heart rhythm interpretation experience.
Completion of a Cardiac Device Technology Program.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.
Internal Number: 33859
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