This position is responsible for coordinating and maintaining daily operations of the Device clinic along with the physician(s), assisting licensed practitioners by maintaining daily clinic visits, providing RN care management with assigned physician(s), and team with clinic staff to maintain clinic flow, as well as prompt responses to patients’ needs.
Telephonically and in person assess, interpret, and evaluate implanted cardiac device functions; assess patient questions/concerns and refer as appropriate.
Ability to think independently and make decisions within scope of practice.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the heart, cardiac electrophysiology and rhythm interpretation.
Indications for implantation of pacemakers, bi-ventricular devices, defibrillators, and loop recorders.
Knowledge of modes of pacing, ICD arrhythmia detection parameters and therapy options.
Device system evaluation, testing, and data interpretation.
Recognition of normal vs. abnormal device function, ability to troubleshoot device related issues.
Cardiac arrhythmias--evaluate and appropriately classify, assess effectiveness of prescribed therapy. Address inappropriate detection, therapy or therapy failure with EP physician in timely fashion.
Clearly document evaluation outcome of visit, including summary of device testing.
Communicate effectively with patient/family regarding their device system and plan of care for the short and long-term follow up of their device.
Triage ICD, pacemaker, implantable loop recorder, and EP telephone calls.
Perform TTM calls.
Perform and coordinate in clinic and remote (Latitude, Carelink, Merlin, and Biotronik) visits.
Maintain device testing equipment and understand use of each.
Assist with clinical research trials.
Maintain records related to device advisory/recalls/alerts. Assist MD with new advisory information. Identify patient population included and communicate with patients regarding the advisory information.
Assist with AV optimization procedure in cooperation with echo/EKG.
Wound checks—ability to recognize wound complications and develop plan of care with MD.
Travel between sites.
Other duties as assigned.
Assist in providing comprehensive cardiac care in clinic environment.
Perform ECG tracings, understand and interpret intermediate ECG rhythms and advanced standard clinic response to each rhythm.
Demonstrate ability to work with confidential and controlled information including patient records, physician DEA numbers and prescriptions.
RN is responsible for providing a detailed plan of care including explanations and educational resources regarding orders, medications, and tests/procedures.
Update medication lists.
EMPLOYMENT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Current Minnesota Nursing License, BLS and ACLS certification
Five to seven years of RN experience.
Two to four years of PCCU/CCU/ICU/Cath Lab experience OR recent two to five years of experience in Device Clinic setting.
Advanced medical and cardiology terminology.
Advanced ECG rhythm interpretation, ability to verbalize and demonstrate knowledge of pacemaker and defibrillator systems, system analysis and measurement, programming and troubleshooting principles.
Clinical assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
Ability to administer medication injections and blood draws.
Basic computer knowledge a must. Excellian/Epic experience strongly desired.
Demonstrated strengths in the following competencies:
Integrity and Trust
Action Oriented/Priority Setting
Communication (written and verbal)
Change Resilient/Personal Learning
Internal Number: 2
About Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute
Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) is a busy, independent private practice and a leader in providing cutting-edge, patient-centered care in the Northern and Northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide care in clinic and hospital settings at 9 different locations with 28 cardiologists and 19 advanced practice providers, 5 cardiothoracic surgeons, and 4 vascular surgeons. The MHVI EP program has an active clinical research program which participates in various trials for catheter ablation, heart rhythm devices, central sleep apnea devices and left atrial appendage occlusion devices.
Most of our surgical and invasive cardiovascular procedures are delivered at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. Mercy Hospital is among the Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals according to Becker’s Healthcare. Mercy has two dedicated EP labs, a swing cardiac cath/EP lab, and a hybrid OR where our electrophysiologists perform catheter ablations, CRM device implants, lead extractions, and LAA occlusion devices with dedicated and well-trained EP lab staff. Furthermore, we collaborate closely with excellent colleagues who have built thriving programs in complex coronary interventions, structural heart, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery.