Job Description

Description

Integrated Medical Services (IMS) is a physician-led organization united through its providers’ commitment to high-quality, innovative health care. The multi-specialty group has primary care and most specialties well represented throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and many rural locations.

IMS Cardiology is looking for a Cardiac Devise Analyst for our office in Avondale, AZ! 

Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses the patient clinically for device/rhythm related issues.
    • Assessment of the patient, including presenting or recent symptoms, pertinent history-specifically indication for the device, is performed and documented according to policy.
    • Ongoing assessment, when appropriate, is performed utilizing appropriate data sources and documented according to policy.
    • Interpretation of the patient’s condition and abnormal technical /clinical findings are communicated in a timely manner to the physician and all appropriate members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
    • Collaborates with team to ensure patient issues are addressed.
  • Assesses Device (pacemaker or ICD) fully (either in-person or remotely) with full interrogation and identification of sub-optimal programming, abnormal findings and/or arrhythmias.
    • Interrogate pacemakers and ICDs from all major manufacturers.
    • Analyze device function including: review of pacemaker parameters, testing of sensing and capture for each lead, assessing lead integrity and battery status.
    • Uses UVA device management protocol (Standing Order Protocol For Device Clinic/In-Hospital Follow up) to make basic changes to optimize programming
    • Device interrogation and programming changes are communicated to the members of the interdisciplinary team and documented according to policy/procedure.
    • Notifies the LIP of abnormal findings and appropriately seeks guidance regarding programming changes or referral to MD clinic for further evaluation.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of care and care coordination progressing patients toward desired outcomes.
    • Proactively monitors continuity of care at a highly developed skill level and expedites delivery of services to facilitate a patient centered experience.
    • Assists with the evaluation of patient care outcomes for individual patients and groups of patients.
    • Supports changes within the area to improve overall patient care outcomes.
  • Develops and implements patient/caregiver teaching plan based on identified health education needs.
  • Provides for a safe environment and safe delivery of care.
    • Maintain the sterile field at all times with breaks in sterility reported according to departmental policy.
    • Necessary instrumentation, supplies and equipment are obtained preoperatively and intraoperatively as necessitated by changes in the plan of care.
    • Instrumentation, endomechanicals and power equipment are checked for proper working order pre-procedure, maintained during the procedure in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and departmental policy and returned to appropriate containers post-procedure.
  • Demonstrates accountability in the management of device patients.
    • Assumes responsibility and accountability for maintaining device database with current, accurate information to facilitate information retrieval as needed for remote monitoring set-up, queries from other services, management of device-related recall events.
    • Serves as patient advocate ensuring that important abnormal or unexpected findings are reviewed by physicians trained in Electrophysiology.
    • Active participation in accomplishing the goals of the unit/area is demonstrated through performance improvement initiatives, project work, committee participation and other activities.
    • Assumes a reliable leadership role and maintains an active clinical partnership with management.
    • Solicits and offers feedback on patient concerns and practice setting issues and assists peers to do the same.
  • Other duties
    • Confirms appointments with patients and follows patient scheduling protocols.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the Device Clinic Analyst. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requirements:

  • 2 - 5 years' prior experience required
  • Cardiology experience required
  • Knowledge of reading and interpreting EKG's
  • Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
  • Must have knowledge of and follow HIPAA guidelines and secure Protected Health Information at all times.

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Required certification by Heart Rhythm society as IBHRE Certified Cardiac Device Specialist within one year of hire or within the next available testing cycle after 12 months in this role
  • Medical Assistant certificate/diploma
  • BLS certification
  • Pacemaker/Device certification

** IMS is a tobacco-free workplace**

IMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

It is the policy of IMS to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.