The Electrophysiology Device Tech works with the Cardiologists to provide monitoring and programming for device patients. Responsible for the evaluation and optimization in programming for all device patients, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization devices. Skills involving checking Battery Status, confirm appropriate sensing, check lead impedances, measure lead thresholds, assessing appropriate magnet rate for implanted pacemaker/AICD is a necessity. Is also able to check and interpret Event log book, identify lead failures of implanted pacemaker/AICD, identify appropriate vs. inappropriate shocks in AICDs, ability to Program/reprogram devices based on interrogated data of implanted pacemaker/AICD, turn on/off shock therapy for AICD, reprogram LV lead to avoid diaphragmatic stimulation, interpret Histograms and program rate response accordingly of implanted pacemaker/AICD, interpret Histograms and program rate response accordingly of implanted pacemaker/AICD. Responsible for remote monitoring of all device patients via the Internet. Assist in training of cardiology fellows in the device clinic. Responsible for the pre-operative and post-operative care for patients and on-going management and evaluation of inpatients with devices at Keck Hospital. Coordinate care for LAC+USC County device patients through the Special Projects program.
Minimum Education:â¢High School graduate or equivalent. Bachelorâs degree preferred.Minimum Experience/Knowledge:â¢1-2 years experience as a device tech or combination of education and experience.Required License/Certification:â¢Preferred and desired Certified Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) or equivalent credential validated and approved by USC Electrophysiology Medical Director â¢Valid Fire and Safety Certification. (If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.)
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