JOB PURPOSE:The Lead Cardiac Device Specialist will be an expert in the field of Cardiac Rhythm management. This position will be responsible for ensuring that the delivery of this service to ICD and Pacemaker patients is of the highest clinical standard at all device clinics. A high standard of advanced clinical knowledge in dealing with patients with implanted devices is required. As well as ensuring continues competency of the cardiac device techs.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Supervises and ensures compliance/competency of all device staff.Creates and updates policies and procedures for all device clinics.Facilitates and supports an ICD patient support group.Trains and provides continued education of all device staff to include satellite clinics.Assists manager with interviewing and hiring candidates, As well as provides significant input to staff’s daily performance.Maintains the daily schedule of all device clinics to ensure adequate staffing.Provides evaluation and device management to patients under the supervision of a physician.Educates patients and families regarding device function, clinic follow-up scheduling and device home monitoring.Ensures correct billing and coding of device checks.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:High school graduate or GED equivalent required. Graduation from or completion of a formal educational or Cardiac Device training program consisting of training and knowledge of cardiac rhythm management and device interrogation.MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Minimum of five years clinical cardiology and EP experience as a Pacemaker/ICD tech.MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) certification by International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree preferred.
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