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
Required - 1 year experience with pacemakers and/or
Experience interpreting cardiac arrhythmia and
accurately interpreting 12 lead EKG and rhythm
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
- 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
- Proficiently performs wound checks using aseptic techniques
with suture removal when needed 7 to 10 days after implant of
- 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
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
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
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,
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
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.