Cardiac Device Nurse - Cardiology- Day

Ephrata, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 73555

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Full Time (80 hours biweekly)

Day Shift

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Operations Manager-Non-Invasive Cardiology, the Cardiac Device Nurse is responsible for ensuring patient-centered care in the ambulatory and inpatient care settings for patients with cardiac electronic devices such as pacemakers, cardiac defibrillators, loop recorders and Holter monitors used for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. They will collaborate with Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, Advanced practitioners, cardiac device technologists and other members of the patient care team to achieve optimal clinical outcomes.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Enrolls, interrogates, and programs patients with cardiac electronic devices in the in-patient and out-patient settings.
  2. Accurately identifies malfunctions, alerts, and sub-optimal device operations and follows appropriate protocols with making programming changes and notifying physicians.
  3. Follows nursing process in assessing symptomatic patients and providing follow-through as needed such as discussing with Physicians, giving instructions to patients, making follow-up appointments, or taking patients to ED. Also triages the patients for remote alert notifications.
  4. Responds to urgent/emergency clinical situations when interrogating patient in-clinic, using ACLS protocols.
  5. Provides education to patients and their significant other regarding basic pacemaker function; follow-up care needed; medications; process steps for in-clinic visits and remote device transmissions; and other clinical care needs.
  6. Documents in pacemaker management system (PaceArt) and electronic medical record (Epic) regarding testing, changes, and other identified care needs.
  7. Proficient in identifying cardiac rhythms, pacemaker electrograms and operating programmers.
  8. Performs incisions/wound assessments on new device patients and removes stitches/staples as appropriate.
  9. Ability to scan pacemaker Holter monitors when needed.
  10. May be pulled to Non-invasive Cardiology staff nurse duties per Manager’s discretion to meet the needs of all patients in the department. Remains competent in performing these duties including proficiency in starting IV’s; administering pharmacological stress tests; responding to emergencies; administering Definity contrast and microwave studies for Echocardiograms; performs non-invasive arterial studies.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Diploma or Associate's Degree
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Background in electrophysiology preferred with experience with implantable devices and cardiac nursing. Knowledge of device functionality, arrhythmias and internal electrograms.
  • Preferred Education:
    • Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA; ACLS; CPR
  • Required Courses:
    • Basic/Advanced Pacemaker; Cardiac arrhythmia/rhythm recognition
  • Skills:
    • Must be able to multi-task and efficiently perform job duties. Must be customer focused and have strong communication skills. Must be able to work independently.
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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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