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Cardiac Device Technician

Location: Santa Clara, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 840337 Date posted: 11/05/2019
Description:
Cardiac Device Technician will provide thorough, proficient interrogation, re-programming of Cardiac Implantable Electronic device (CIED) commonly known as pacemakers and ICDs to name a few. These cardiac device patients may present in person, remotely, and/or via phone transmission. Technicians may be responsible for initial device analysis, preliminary report generation, and alerting physician or non-physician practitioner to urgent issues requiring further attention.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Interrogates, reprograms and performs function analysis of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) programming per physician orders and under supervision of Physician or mid-level provider as an NP or PA.
  • Conducts analysis in the acute (laboratory) and chronic threshold testing
  • Performs clinical analysis of permanent pacemakers and ICD patients in the clinic and remotely.
  • Efficient knowledge and usage of various device programmers such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical on a daily basis.
  • Performs initial interrogation, threshold testing, review clinical diagnostics, perform reprogramming and print final report for physician review.
  • Documents in the Specialized Clinics flow sheet within EHR, using the assigned physician's standard.
  • Relays physician recommendations to the patients related to device adjustments.
  • Coordinates and arranges alternative, low volume device interrogations such as ELA and Biotronik. Enters orders in EMR per Orders Management protocol.
  • Provides support and coverage for the Cardiac Monitoring Center as needed.
  • Coordinates all home based remote monitoring programs such as Merlin.net, Carelink, Latitude and any Transtelephonic CIED analysis rooms device patients and/or office visits for the CIED APP/Physicians.
  • Performs serial reprogramming of devices during Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy clinic.
  • Demonstrates an ongoing competency in Device electrocardiograph monitoring, device scanning, analysis and report generation for physician review.
  • Knowledge of concepts related to the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) interrogation and function analysis.
  • Conducts or performs ICD reprogramming per physician order.
  • Displays knowledge (expertise) to recognize normal device function threshold analysis and device programming during CIED implant procedure per facility policy.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years in Cardiac Device experience or equivalent years of CIED industry experience.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma or Graduate from an accredited Cardiovascular or Allied Health Training program required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • CRAT credential/certification required.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • The following equivalent may include proven experience in Rhythm analysis.
  • Experience as a Device company representative with companies such as Biotronic, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and St. Jude, experience analyzing and reprogramming cardiac pacemaker and AICDs (Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and St. Jude: OR Cardiovascular technologist or EP lab technologist holding minimum of RCES, RCIS credential; Paramedic with proven ability and verifiable experience with cardiac devices.
  • Experience reviewing and managing remote device transmission (ex. Carelink, Latitude, and Merlin, OR Certification from a recognized Cardiac Device Training School (i.e. ATI, IBHRE, Medtronic Academy).
  • In lieu of credential: Hands on experience in a CIED clinic greater than three years with one (1) year within the past three (3) years as a CIED Technician may be considered with certification obtained within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience reviewing and managing remote device transmissions (Carelink, Latitude, and Merlin).
  • Knowledge of Cardiovascular terminology.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficient use of keyboard.
  • Actively stays up to date in device management and trends in technology related to device management.
  • Excellent communication and patient education skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support preferred.
  • Prior experience with the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) strongly preferred.
  • IBHRE certification preferred.
  • A.S. Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Medical Offices 710 Lawrence Express W Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Scheduled days and hours are dependent on departmental needs and may include holidays and weekends Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Electrocardiography Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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