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Registered Nurse (RN) Arrhythmia Diagnostic Specialist - Pediatric Cardiology Clinic - $5K Sign On Bonus

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

This job provides diagnostic care according to departmental guidelines and standing orders under the direction of the physician. Enables the operations of the section, provides technical expertise with procedures, and patient advocacy. Maintains complete knowledge of pacemaker/ Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) follow-up care, cardio-beepers and pacemaker/ICD database systems, and maintains knowledge of Electrocardiogram (EKG) and interpretation. Also provides quality reports for physician interpretation, dictation, and distribution.


Required - Registered Nurse Diploma

Preferred – Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Work Experience

Required - 1 year experience with pacemakers and/or ICDs.

Experience interpreting cardiac arrhythmia and accurately interpreting 12 lead EKG and rhythm strips


Required - Current RN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Preferred- Cardiac Technician certification or higher

Certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Self-directed

Job Duties

  • Enables clinic operations by effectively managing the patient flow in and out of exam rooms. 
  • Explains the procedures to the patient before they are performed and makes every effort to ensure patient’s comfort. 
  • Proficiently performs wound checks using aseptic techniques with suture removal when needed 7 to 10 days after implant of device. 
  • Proficiently performs telephonic device analysis 1 week and 4 weeks after every implant and every 4 months following or based on physician request; to telephone the patient following the Medical Center’s service standards and behaviors requesting the patient transmit EKG (magnet & non-magnet) over the phone. 
  • Assumes responsibility for interrogating devices for hospital inpatients as per physician order.  Understands the critical nature and condition of the inpatient and how pacing parameters may affect the acute illness.
  • Proficiently operates the pacemaker/ICD database system with complete knowledge of all of its functions assuring its accurate use at all times.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Registered Nurse (RN) Arrhythmia Diagnostic Specialist - Pediatric Cardiology Clinic - $5K Sign On Bonus, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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