The Cardiology Device Technologist will work as a member of the multidisciplinary Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) team. This team provides comprehensive care to cardiovascular patients with pacemakers, defibrillators, or implantable loop monitors. This position will support the technical management of implanted cardiac pacemaker and ICD devices; assist in the management of device patients and their care; and, implement treatment plans at a highly developed skill level. The technologist will provide longitudinal care of patients on the cardiac electrophysiology service by performing basic device interrogation, adjusting programming as per protocol or specific order, and troubleshooting basic, intermediate and advanced device issues. The Cardiac Device Technologist will report directly to the Administrative Director of Invasive Cardiology, and will work under the supervision of the Senior Device Nurse for clinical competencies.
Skills: * Assess CIED related issues from patient feedback and history. * Access device with full interrogation and identification of sub-optimal programming, abnormal findings and/or arrhythmias. * Operate all radiographic and ancillary equipment within multiple disciplines. * Analytical ability to synthesize intra-cardiac and surface ECG data to assess for CIED performance and troubleshooting malfunctions. * Identifies impending changes in patient condition; identifies performance issues; Notifies appropriate individuals and clinicians of impending changes or issues * Provide interrogation and trouble-shooting of device-related issues * As appropriate and when scheduled, carry an on-call Device pager during the established hours of service delivery, responding to pages from anywhere in the hospital for device related patient questions or issues.
Other Requirements: * Ability to travel to satellite locations as needed to cover device clinics services including but not limited to Green Spring Station, Odenton, White Marsh, etc. * Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time * Lifting 50 lbs. without assistance, unless special accommodations are in place. * Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform patient care procedures. * Ability to see and hear within normal parameters
* Minimum of one year experience in Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) procedures and care. Must include experience with pacemakers, defibrillators or implantable loop monitors, implanted cardiac pacemaker and ICD devices. * Current CPR and ACLS certification * Completion of an accredited program in CIED or Radiologic Technology * Possess basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology within the specialty of Diagnostic/Interventional Cardiology and/or Electrophysiology * For Electrophysiology, the ability to correlate the surface ECG and intracardiac ECGs with advanced arrhythmias and to correlate the arrhythmias with cardiac anatomy * Knowledge of nursing process; social, behavioral, biological, and physical science * Knowledge of current health care environment
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