With physician oversight, the Cardiac Device Technician performs independently in the technical management of implanted cardiac pacemaker and ICD devices.
Manages device patients and their care implementing treatment plans in collaboration with physicians and other device team members. Able to perform basic interrogation, adjustments to programming as per protocol or specific order, and able to troubleshoot basic, intermediate and advanced device issues. Performs device clinic triage including patient instruction and education regarding device and remote monitoring.
High School or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Pacemaker and ICD Technology: Minimum of 6 months training in pacemaker technology, to include training in device classes with all companies from beginning to intermediate to advanced. Additional training in the device clinic with supervisor and device company representatives over 6 - 12months.
Continuing education keeping up to date on device technology and advancements.
Minimum of five years in Cardiology in a clinic or hospital setting, or as a device industry representative. Extensive knowledge of implantable cardiac pacemaker and ICD devices required.
Current Basic Life Support for healthcare provider's certification.
CCDS certification preferred.