Device Nurse (RN) – Part-Time – Fountaingrove Cardiology

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Position Title: Device Nurse (RN)
Clinic: Fountaingrove Cardiology
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Schedule: Part-Time, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm

Summary: Provides cardiac device management for patients with implanted cardiac devices, according to established standards and protocols.

Duties and Responsibilities (includes, but is not limited to the following):
• Performs cardiac device interrogation for implanted diagnostic loop recorders, pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, and heart failure resynchronization devices based on established guidelines.
• Observes, records and reports condition of device, current medications and overall condition.
• Provides patient family education regarding all aspects of cardiac device therapy.
• Appropriately seeks help from device company representatives for clinic coverage as needed.
• Maintains communication with device company personnel and physicians regarding specific patient device issues.
• Manages computerized patient data base including status reports, return intervals, missed appointments and active/inactive list.
• With assistance from device company techs, maintains various device programmers.
• Maintains supplies and education materials.
• Manages distant monitoring for patients with eligible devices, including Carelink, Raytel and Latitude services.

Education, Licensure and/or Certifications
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
• Current California RN license
• CPR Certification
• ACLS Certification

Experience
• Previous care of cardiac patients preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of nursing process and problem solving.
• Knowledge of safety and infection control standards.
• Skill in performing all aspects of cardiac device interrogation and reprogramming and reporting.
• Ability to recognize and report changes in patient condition that may relate to patient device or medication therapy.
• Knowledge of patient education principles.
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Ability to use electronic health record and basic Microsoft Office applications.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
• Involves standing and walking.
• Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds.
• Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.