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Pacemaker Technician

Methodist Health System locationFremont, NE
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : January 21, 2022 | Expires : March 22, 2022


Job Location
Fremont, NE, United States


  • Purpose of Job
    • Evaluates and ensures proper follow-up care is provided for all pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillator and event monitor patients. Monitors patient device needs, tests and evaluates devices, and interprets cardiac rhythm strips.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Associate's degree with course emphasis in anatomy, physiology and/or biology required.
      • Completion of advanced cardiac arrhythmia course preferred.

    • Experience
      • A minimum of two years working as a pacer/holter technician in a clinical setting preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Eligible for Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) certification by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) with 2 years employment preferred.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and conduction system.
      • Knowledge of single and dual chamber pacemakers.
      • Knowledge of current FDA standing of all implanted devices.
      • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), legal and ethical considerations related to patient information and company business practices.
      • Knowledge of insurance requirements to assure appropriate referrals, precertification, etc.
      • Skill in effective written and verbal communications.
      • Skill in performing 12-lead electrocardiogram and interpretation of cardiac rhythms.
      • Skill in use of a personal computer, email account, scanner/fax/copy machine, practice management software, electronic medical record and telephone system.
      • Skill in the use of equipment needed to monitor pacemakers and patient devices.
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Ability to maintain competency in pacemaker/automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICD) reprogramming and troubleshooting techniques/practices.
      • Ability to lift and transport equipment up to 30 pounds.
      • Ability to organize time and materials effectively achieving department goals.
      • Ability to adapt positively to changes in schedules, assignments and workloads.
      • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, managers and other staff in a professional manner to promote effective team building.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium/Light Work: Exerting up to 35 pounds of force

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
      • Occasionally
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Kneeling
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Frequently
        • Distinguish colors
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Sitting
      • Constantly
        • Hearing
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Seeing/visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photo chemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Rare (1%-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors,
          outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses)
          (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
      • Knowledge of EKGs principles, methods and terminology.

      • Performs and documents complete pacemaker/AICD checks both remotely and in the clinic setting.

      • Competent in pacemaker/AICD reprogramming and troubleshooting techniques and practices.

      • Gathers, documents and reports data on arrhythmias, battery status, lead stability and percent of
        pacing to present to the physician for review and signature.

      • Operates and understands device equipment and programmers.

      • Utilizes and maintains an electronic database to capture and store device specific data for each
        patient to include unique identifiers, implant measurements, specific generator and lead data for
        permanent tracking and/or immediate recall.

      • Schedules, enrolls, instructs and distributes event monitors to patients. Processes reports
        transmitted by diagnostic service provider.

      • Completes holter monitor hook-ups and downloads. Scans results, files in EMR and sends to
        ordering physician.

      • Performs and documents inspection of implant site and evaluation of AICDs. Provides
        post-operative instructions.

      • Provides patient and family education on basic device function and the follow-up transtelephonic
        or remote transmission program.

      • Under physician direction, provides cardiac monitoring results to patients.

      • Generates procedure charges according to insurance/Medicare guidelines and current CPT codes.

      • Appropriately schedules patient follow-up appointments.

      • Notifies patients of device safety alerts and recalls per FDA guidelines.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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