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Cardiac Device Specialist

Location:  Falls Church, VA (Heart and Rhythm Center)

Status:      Exempt/Full-Time/Part-Time

Salary:      $40 - $46/hr. + $10,000 Sign-On Bonus + Relocation Assistance

Are you looking for new career opportunities, great wages, excellent benefits and work-life balance?   Follow your heart to Virginia Heart!

 

At Virginia Heart, we are looking for a professional Cardiac Device Specialist who is an experienced electrophysiology-focused clinician to support the electrophysiology program for both remote and in office device checks. The primary goal of this role is to interrogate and reprogram devices under physician guidance, in office. The Cardiac Device Specialist must  demonstrate the ability to work both independently and under the direct supervision of the physician and must facilitate the device clinic patient flow throughout the practice.

 

When you work with Virginia Heart, you will enjoy a dedicated and experienced staff, competitive wages, excellent benefits and the following rewards and incentives:

 

  • No Nights, weekends, or holidays!
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program for Mental and Physical well-being
  • Three Weeks of Paid Vacation upon eligibility
  • One week of Paid Sick Leave
  • Annual Merit-Based increases
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Quarterly Employee Appreciation: Events to include therapy dogs, raffles, and other fun events

Virginia Heart is Northern Virginia's premier cardiovascular practice, bringing an unparalleled standard of excellence to our patients. We are seeking experienced professionals to join our team in our outpatient cardiology setting.  Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Virginia Heart learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interrogates and reprograms pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices.
  • Efficient knowledge and usage of Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical device programmers daily.
  • Performs initial interrogation, threshold testing, review clinical diagnostics, perform reprogramming and print final report for physician review.
  • Documents, in the Specialized Clinics flow sheet within GEMMS, using the assigned physician’s standard.
  • Relays physician recommendations to the patients related to device adjustments.
  • Coordinates and arranges alternative, low volume device interrogations such as ELA and Biotronik.
  • Enters orders in GEMMS per Orders Management protocol.
  • Provides support and coverage for the Cardiac Monitoring Center as needed.
  • Coordinates all home-based ICD monitoring programs such Merlin.net, Carelink and Latitude.
  • Assists clinical staff with rooming patients and/or office visits for the physicians, if necessary, to maintain the schedule of the day.
  • Performs serial reprogramming of devices during Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy clinic.
  • Will be required to travel to multiple offices including but not limited to the Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fair Oaks, Reston, and Loudoun offices.
  • Maintains and cleans clinical equipment per manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Notifies office manager and manufacturer of equipment failures in a prompt manner.
  • Expected to read, understand, and follow the Virginia Heart Employee Handbook.
  • Expected to read, understand and follow The Clinical Policy and procedure Manual, including updated policies when indicated.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 1 year of clinical cardiology experience is required.
  • Knowledge of Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical and other device programmers is highly preferred.
  • Experience with interrogation and reprogramming is required.
  • IBHRE certification preferred.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferred.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Prior experience with the use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) strongly preferred.
  • Strong patient educations skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

(Click link to view other available openings and locations for our company: https://virginiaheart.hiringplatform.com/list/careers)