TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN

  • Cardiovascular Institute of the South
  • 2730 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Lafayette Louisiana 70506 United States
  • Posted: Apr 16, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Cardiovascular Institute of the South is a dynamic and growing organization, and we are looking for talented, motivated individuals to join our world-class team.  Our mission at CIS is to provide our patients with the highest-quality cardiovascular care in the most professional and efficient manner possible.  Our members play an integral role in upholding this mission.  By putting these principles into action, we create a positive work environment that fosters our standards of behavior, as well as employee satisfaction. With a dedicated staff of more than 700 team members, CIS remains at the forefront of technology, providing the most advanced, compassionate care in all of our communities.
 
Nature of Duties:
 
The nature of the duties is to monitor cardiac rhythms for abnormalities, including critical or severe alerts, formalize end of summary reports, and communicate/forward findings to the appropriate provider.  Other duties and responsibilities include assisting the rhythm management department team with capturing remote pacemaker/ICD (defibrillator)/ILR/ICM checks and processing Holter monitor results. This will include communication of device information to and from all CIS clinics and providers.
 
 
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Telemetry Services
  • Process, analyze, interpret, and edit EKG data from Mobile Telemetry/Looping Event Monitors/Holter monitors placed on CIS patients.
  • Utilize established protocols and notification guidelines to recognize cardiac rhythm abnormalities/symptoms and clearly communicate with CIS providers.
  • Possess good communication skills and facilitates open dialogue with CIS offices/providers, and patients regarding critical, serious, or non-critical events.
  • Act as an educational resource for CIS clinical and non-clinical personnel, administration, providers, and patients regarding services and monitor utilization.
  • Participate and facilitate as needed notification of Emergency Services for patient safety and to improve patient outcomes when Critical rhythm disturbances are identified and patient contact cannot be established.
  • Accurately documents actions/implementation/plan of care/patient responses for completion within the EHR/medical record.
  • Works closely with Business Services department to assure and facilitate billing services is complete, timely, and accurate.
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    Device Services 
    1.  Obtain the hospital device implant record/post op hospital record.
    2.   Log all the device patients in database, when receiving implant record.
     
    3.  Coordinate and manage patients in the Paceart (software) database as well
     as integrating and managing  documents of patients in multi-vendor websites.
    4. Monitor and coordinate appointments with providers from all clinics on patients with ERI (end of life) battery status. 
    5. Perform telephonic pacemaker checks and remote checks of any device (multi-vendor).
    6. Schedule in-office and remote device check appointments for patients in practice management software.
    7. Manage inquiries via email or EMR from all CIS clinics about patients with implanted devices.
    8. Participate in patient communication regarding compliance with upcoming or missed remote device checks by utilizing the Paceart software system.
    9. Familiar with EKG cardiac rhythm recognition including basic arrhythmias,  such as, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, pauses, brady or tachy arrhythmias or a discovery of device elective replacement indicator (ERI). 
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
  • High school diploma.
  • CCT certification within 1 year of employment start
  • 2 yrs of experience in the Cardiology field preferred
  • Preferred completion of certified medical program (LPN, MA, Telemetry, etc.)
  • The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.