Feb 14, 2020

Cardiac Implant Device Specialist

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

Employee would be responsible for checking, assessing and programming with the direction of the attending physician, the patient’s Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (pacemakers, ICD’s CRT-D’s, ILR’s) in a high volume, fast paced university teaching facility and related outreach clinics.

Responsibilities

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Assess and reassess patients with implanted cardiac devices.
  • Provides follow-up for adult and geriatric patients with implanted cardiac devices.
  • Collaborates with other health care providers to assist in the adjustment of plan of care and implement changes as needed.
  • Maintains a current database for device clinic patients.
  • Provides care to patients of the University of Kansas Hospital and Mid-America Cardiology at various outpatient clinics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of proper billing and reimbursement as it applies to implanted cardiac devices and remote monitoring.
  • Assists in identifying, contacting patient, and taking appropriate follow up needed in the event of a lead or generator recall/advisory.
  • Manages device clinic scheduling and Remote follow up scheduling.
  • Performs additional device testing and documentation as needed for but not limited to A –V and V-V echo optimizations and clinical trials.
  • Competently provides patient teaching and provides additional training/resources as needed (i.e. Remote Monitoring).
  • Displays the ability to triage phone calls.
  • Performs all duties and interactions with patients and staff in a way that demonstrates professionalism and leadership.
  • Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age specific, cultural sensitivity, patient centered communication) in performance of role.
  • Demonstrates knowledge to independently perform follow-up of permanent pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, and loop recorders from various device manufacturers.
  • Precise oral and written presentation skills needed to clearly convey information to patients, other medical personnel and provide feedback to and from medical device companies.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science related field
  • BLS and ACLS certifications
  • Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation to various outreach clinics.

Preferred:

  • 2 years of cardiac device experience