Job Req ID: 204599
Position Number: 00107854
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift Details: Mon – Fri 8:30a-5p
Standard Hours: 40.00
Department Name: Electrophysiology
Location: SHVI – MCP EP
Location Details: Sanger Heart & Vascular MCP
The Cardiac Device Specialist provides direct care to patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), in the Cardiac Device Clinic. The Cardiac Device Specialist utilizes knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology and biomedical engineering concepts to assess the technical function of the patient’s CIED, perform testing and programming of the CIED, analyze and interpret device and patient diagnostics and perform accurate clinical documentation as determined by departmental and best practice standards.
Demonstrates direct cardiac rhythm management patient care for patients with CIEDs by integrating a knowledge base from physiology, pathophysiology and the basics of electronics to perform competent device interrogations, diagnostic review, and overall analysis of device function with both in-person evaluations and remote monitoring.
Performs post-operative CIED evaluation and patient teaching regarding incision care as well as cardiac device function, ICD shock plans, and remote CIED
Programs device parameters to optimize functionality and to promote appropriate pacing, rate modulation, safety, battery longevity, and optimally support overall electrophysiological needs of the patient based on standards of care.
Utilizes electrophysiology knowledge to safely and adjust settings and parameters on CIEDs within best practice guidelines and departmental standards.
Recognizes abnormal functions of pacemakers, defibrillators, ILRs and CRT devices through in-person evaluation and remote monitoring. Employs strategies to address and correct issues.
Communicates with Cardiac Electrophysiologists and other providers regarding CIED function, diagnostic data, and overall patient status through accurate, professional and standardized documentation.
Completes scheduling protocols for remote monitoring and in-person CIED evaluations per best practice and department guidelines
Supports regulatory processes related to CIED billing, compliance, and advisory/recall management.
Ensures accurate billing codes and procedural information is provided for patient encounters.
Supports and contributes to the Patient Centered Care Philosophy by understanding that every teammate is a Caregiver Whose role is to meet the needs of the patient.
This position works in a fast-paced technology driven setting. Requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift 50 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment and supplies.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree with suitable experience in a related field such as nursing, medicine, electronics or engineering required. Successful completion of a Cardiac Device Rhythm Management course or equivalent experience required. Minimum of 1 year of recent cardiac device management experience required or comparable clinical training. Current Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Healthcare Provider status per the American Heart Association required. Maintains 10 device related education hours per year required. Additional education, training, certifications, or experience may be required by the department.
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
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Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer