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Cardiac Device Specialist

Job ID: 25787
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


A Cardiac
Device Specialist 
patient and provider support by using in person and remote technologies to aid
in diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions. This position is responsible for
the interrogation, interpretation, and programming of pacemakers, Implantable
Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization (CRT) devices
for a complex and diverse cardiovascular patient population.

•Performs clinic and remote interrogations and device management according to established protocol under the supervision of a physician. This includes Pacemakers, ICDs, CRT devices and Implantable Loop Recorders (ILRs).
•Recognizes, documents and reports basic abnormal findings to provider for appropriate assistance.
•Prepares standardized remote reports for provider review and interpretation.
• Troubleshoots abnormal functions for bradycardia, tachycardia and CRT devices. Identifies and seeks appropriate therapy for basic and complex arrhythmias and device malfunction.
• Educates patients and families regarding device function, clinic follow-up scheduling and device home monitoring. Enrolls new patients and transfers into appropriate remote monitoring site. Manages clerical tasks associated with device clinic functioning.
• Collaborates with pacemaker nurses, electrophysiologists, implanters, and mid-level providers to ensure appropriate patient follow-up.
• Identifies and manages device related regulatory issues including advisories, safety notifications, recalls, device tracking, and lost to follow up patients.
• Identifies opportunities to enhance workflows in collaboration with clinic leadership. Develop operating policies and procedures.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Bachelor’s Degree required.
● Certificate of completion from an approved cardiac device technical school/program preferred or educational equivalent and clinical experience to qualify for Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) certification.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) from International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) within 12 months of employment. BLS required. ACLS required within 6 months of employment.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● One year of clinical cardiology and electrophysiology (EP) experience as a Pacemaker/ICD tech beyond clinical experience required to complete an approved cardiac device technical school/program.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: UNCH EP Device Monitoring 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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