Cardiac Device Specialist MSMH
Location: Lewiston, NY, United States
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2019
Facility: Mount St Marys HospitalStatus: Full Time Work Schedule: Days Bargaining Unit: ACE AssociatesExempt from Overtime: Exempt: NoHours: 8:00am-4:00pm, 9:00am-5:00pm,Monday-Friday, no fixed schedule, variable days Monday-Friday **** Shared FT Position between Sisters of Charity Hospital/Mount Saint Marys Hospital *****Shift: Shift 1:FTE: 1.000000: Summary:
Clinical position providing comprehensive services to patients who have implanted cardiac devices including pacemakers, implantable loop recorders, resynchronization devices and/or Implanted Cardio-Defibrillators (ICD's). Responsibilities:
- B.A. / B.S. Degree in nursing, cardiovascular, exercise science, life science, engineering or technical discipline or certification in a recognized national cardiac association (ex: Certified Cardiac Tech, CCT). In lieu of B.A/B.S. Degree, must have ten (10) years of experience as a cardiac device/pacer specialist as determined by management.
- ACLS or equivalent training required within one (1) year of employment.
- BLS certification required
- NASPE certification (Testamur NASPExam AP - Cardiac Pacing and Cardioversion Defibrillations) is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience working within a Critical Care, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, or similar specialty environment is required
- Previous training/experience in Clinical Cardiology and/or cardiac device management is preferred
- Ability to read and identify abnormal arrhythmias and arrhythmia interpretation is preferred
- Has a thorough understanding of pacemaker and ICD technology. Maintain competency in evaluating and programming all devices currently implanted in group device clinic patients.
- Is able to access device company resources (e.g. local reps, technical services, device manuals and publications) to acquire and maintain skills and knowledge necessary for maintaining competency.
- Attends in-services, conferences and keeps abreast of current literature regarding cardiac devices and related cardiology.
- Exhibits a thorough knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, disease processes and treatments.
- Knowledge of medical terminology, specific to electrophysiology, cardiac anatomy and physiology, and cardiac dysrhythmias.
- Exhibits a thorough knowledge of various cardiac medications.
- Ability to simultaneously maneuver multiple projects and priorities.
- Must be willing to travel to multiple offices and/or hospital locations to accomplish research, clinical and administrative objectives.
- Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
- Maintains ACLS competency and initiates ACLS and other emergency care as necessary and appropriate.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Good computer skills.
- Ability to travel to and work at other Trinity Medical facilities and/or physician practice offices
- Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs.
- Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions.