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Pacemaker Technician

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Pacemaker Technician GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The MGH Heart Center's Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Electrophysiology (EP) Laboratory at MGH is one of New England's premier diagnostic and treatment centers for cardiac arrhythmias. Our physicians are internationally recognized for pioneering work in the field of clinical electrophysiology. Our highly skilled team works with patients to determine the cause of their heart rhythm disturbance, develop a plan of care, and monitor the patient's progress and response to treatment. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and their families in a respectful, efficient, and safe environment; to communicate openly and directly; and to recognize and value the contributions of every individual. We are dedicated to advancing the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias through research and education. We strive for innovation, work as a team, and lead by example. Under limited supervision, the CIED (pacemaker/ICD/ILR) Technician performs a variety of patient care and technical duties in the in-patient setting and in our outpatient Cardiac Device Clinics. These responsibilities include pacemaker, ICD, Implantable Loop Recorder interrogation & programming both in-person and by remote means. Responsibilities may also include follow-up of patients participating in research studies and clinical trials in Cardiac device therapy utilizing new therapies and devices. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ** Enrolls, interrogates and programs patients with CIED in the in-patient and out-patient settings. ** Recognizes abnormalities, malfunctions and alert indicators (for example "End of Service", lead malfunction alerts); notifies Advanced Practice Clinician and/or cardiologist and assists in scheduling patients for follow up or replacement as indicated ** Coordinates and prioritizes with other members of the healthcare team to respond to patient's, plan, and initiate timely and efficient care ** Educates patients and families regarding device function and remote and / or clinic follow up scheduling. ** Forwards information to referring physicians and providers. ** Ensures timely and proper documentation and billing ** Is flexible to change designation of responsibilities as circumstances dictate under the direction of the clinical leadership team; participates in the device recall team if necessary ** Responsible for device in-person and remote monitoring, billing issues, and reporting issues. ** Supports all aspects of documentation in the electronic CIED reporting system and the Electronic Medical Record. . ** Provides cross-coverage as necessary ** Serves as a resource to staff, other departments, and administration; provides input and recommendations to develop and maintain budgetary goals. ** Maintains knowledge of hospital, department, and regulatory agency policies and requirements ** Is available to perform duties in satellite and affiliate device clinics as directed by the clinical leadership team. ** Participates in continuing education ** Attends departmental meetings as scheduled. QUALIFICATIONS: ** Bachelor's degree with 2 years experience in a device clinic or device industry desirable; prior experience with pacemaker programming and clinic follow-up preferred. ** Knowledge of advanced ECG Interpretation ** Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required ** Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification desirable ** IBHRE (or former HRS/NASPE) certification desirable ** Familiarity with PaceArt application desirable ** Familiarity with EPIC (EMR) desirable SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: ** Understanding of managed care and healthcare billing; database applications and collection of data ** Experience in presenting patient education to individuals and groups ** Ability to work independently and perform duties in an accurate and timely manner ** Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required WORKING CONDITIONS: Office and patient care environments, which may require the lifting objects and patients. Work requires contact with monitoring devices and other medical equipment. Prolonged standing can be expected. Walking to and from the patient care area and exam rooms is routine. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus MGH Main Campus (MGHMAIN) 55 Fruit Street Boston, 02114 MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston Health Technician/Technologist Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Full-time Day Job Regular MGH Cardiology Nov 21, 2019

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