T. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Device Technologist
REPORTS TO POSITION: Clinical Supervisor Noninvasive Cardiology
DEPARTMENT: Cardiovascular Services: EKG/Device Lab
DATE LAST REVIEWED: April 1, 2013
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists encompasses multiple cardiac subspecialties including Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Surgery providing services in multiple locations across Central Oregon. St. Charles Heart & Lung Specialists supports cardiac diagnostic and procedural departments such as echo, stress testing, EKG, cardiac device, and cardiac Cath lab. We encourage collaboration between clinical and non-clinical staff to assure we are providing our community with comprehensive and compassionate cardiac care.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Cardiovascular Device Technnologist supports the technical needs of the non-invasive cardiology EP/Device program. This position does not directly supervise any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Performs device interrogation, assesses device operating effectiveness and progamming as needed.
Performs phone interrogation of cardiac device patients and processes data and reports per procedure.
Oversees and maintains device database.
Ensures that all device equipment is properly maintained.
Assures appropriate and timely device patient follow-up and prepares reports for physicians.
Conducts timely office procedures (charges, charge audits, editing, filing, data collection, ordering, other) as required by SCHS.
Provides technical support to the EKG department and EKG technicians as needed,
Provides procedures and related tasks with regard to remote and ambulatory monitoring, EKG and system network oversight as needed.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Preferred: Additional training or education in device technology or related course work.
Required: Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider Certification.
Preferred: Advanced training and/or certification in Arrhythmia Technologies. IBH Device Certification.
Required: Knowledge of heart rhythm/EKG and Pacer Rhythm interpretation. Two (2) years of work experience and EKG training. Experience with data base and/or EKG network systems. Knowledge of pacemaker and defibrillator funciton and programming.
Preferred: Cardiology/Emergency Medicine Clinical experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Access), database management, and document preparation
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles Health System.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within St. Charles Health System and external customers/clients/potential employees
Strong team working and collaborative skills
Ability to multi-task and work independtly
Attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, reaching overhead, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time:
7:45 - 5:00