Provide support related to Pacemakers,Implantable Cardiodefibrillators (ICD) and Implantable Loop Recorders to CVAClinic. Provide nursing directives to plan of care involving patients withimplantable devices. Function as liaison between device patients andphysician/clinical staff. Perform in-office device evaluations as well asoverseeing interrogations remotely transmitted. Perform patient teachingrelated to implantable devices, to include perioperative period and ongoing, asneed arises.
1.Conductjob duties in accordance with CVAâs policies and procedures.
3.Review all ICD Remote Interrogationdata, reporting significant finding to MD in a timely manner, contingent uponlevel of acuity. Contact patient to assess condition, when applicable. Providedirectives to plan of action.
4.Review all Pacemaker RemoteInterrogation data which contain Alert statuses, provide directives to plan ofaction, i.e. immediate MD notification, patient notification, etc.
5.Review all TTM & Pacemaker RemoteInterrogations which are reported to be Elective Replacement Status. Obtain MDsignature. Perform patient notification. Notify CVA Admissions department.
6.Performwound assessment, dressing changes, steri-strip/staple removal as needed,during first post-operative visit, reporting any abnormalities to thephysician, prior to discharging patient.
7.Perform telephone triage of patientscalling about device-related issues, monitoring Heart Lab task basketthroughout the day.
8. Perform telephone triage of patientscalling to report they have been shocked by their ICD. Provide directives toplan of action contingent on level of acuity, implement directives.
9.Provide pre-operative patient teachingto âinitialâ implant patients who are being seen in the clinic as well ashospital in-patients.
10.Perform device-update in servicing, asneeded, to CVA clinical staff.
11.Be available to answer device-relatedquestions from CVA clinical staff as well as CVA MDâs.
12.Function as an initial responder to allemergency situations occurring within the clinic in order determine if patienthas an implantable device which might require a device RN to help support.
13.Assist patients with remote transmissions, troubleshooting any issues they might be having with this technology.
14.Provide back-up to Pacemaker Technician,when needed, in performing trans-telephonic transmissions (TTMâs).
15.Attend device-related educationalseminars, when made available, in order to receive updates regarding advancingtechnology.
16.Ensure quality assurance proceduresperformed on all life-support equipment within the department.
17.Administer medications under thesupervision of a physician, according to manufacturerâs guidelines andestablished CVA policy and procedures. Also monitor patients for possiblereactions or side effects and administer treatments as per physician order.
18.Assist with Pacemaker Clinics in CVAoutreach offices, whenever necessary. Be proficient with arranging patientschedules involving these clinics.
19.Maintain patient confidentiality.
20.Be proficient with use of electronicmedicals records, IDX & Paceart systems, as well as scanning & taskingdocuments into EMR.
21.Perform other work-related duties asdirected. The job duties and responsibilities of the Pacemaker RN include, butare not limited to the previously described areas of duty and responsibility.
22.Adhere to compliance policies andprocedures. Report any incident that appears unusual or deficient to departmentsupervisor/manager or compliance department.
Registered nurse with current Alabama license.
Two years pacemaker experience preferred.
The following experience needed or should becompleted within one year of employeeâs hire date:
*Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and databasesoftware; goodorganizational skills.
Varied activities including standing, sitting, walking,stooping, lifting, bending, and reaching.Requires full range of body motion including handling and liftingpatients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.Must be able to use correct body mechanics toassist patients appropriately.Abilityto lift and carry up to 50 pounds.Ability to push or pull mobile equipment on casters up to 500 pounds,including but not limited to ultrasound equipment, nuclear equipment, patientstretchers and beds, stress equipment and emergency âcrash cartâ. Requirescorrected vision and hearing to normal range.Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone,writing instruments, PC, fax, and medical equipment including stethoscope,scales, and blood pressure cuff, etc.Requires working under stressful conditions, working with tensepatients, or working irregular hours.
Primary Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Facility: Cardiovascular Associates of the SE (CVASE)
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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