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Lancaster General Health Pacemaker Technician in Lancaster, United States

Company

The Heart Group Of LG Health

Cost Center

1420 Pacer Clinic

Supervisory Organization

The Heart Group Administration

Grade

G13

Summary

Job Description

Job Title: Pacemaker Technician

This position is located in Lancaster, Pa

Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working Monday through Friday hours between 7:30 0 am to 5:00 pm, no weekend or holidays. Located at The Heart Group with possible rotation to LGH and Satellite offices.

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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Pacemaker Technician. The pacemaker technician works collaboratively with the physicians and nurse practitioners to diagnose pacemaker and defibrillator (ICD) function and aid in the technical management of these devices.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform complete diagnostic pacemaker and ICD parameter testing which would include, but is not limited to, reprogramming device parameters as indicated by the physiologic status of the patient, patient progress and needs, device system history and analysis, and physician’s orders.

  • Assess the patient’s condition in relation to the pacemaker or ICD therapy programmed.

  • Collect and analyze all available data from the pacemaker and ICD in regards to function and stored events/episodes since last device evaluation. Review data as needed with Device Company Technical Services and/or physicians.

  • Provide information, follow-up reports and support services to physicians and nurse practitioners.

  • Maintain accurate patient and device information in the patient’s medical and electronic health records.

  • Provide educational and emotional support to patients and their families after device implant.

  • Detect, identify and verify battery depletion or component malfunction in pacemaker or ICD’s, and recommend the appropriate monitoring or corrective action needed.

  • Complete Cath Lab Intervention Forms with accurate information about present and past pacemaker or ICD systems for upcoming device system interventions

  • Analyze Loop Recording Monitors (ILR’s) and pacemaker and ICD device function on holter monitor recordings.

  • Stand in for Stress testing and make appropriate programming changes to meet end point objectives.

  • Participate with Echo Department to perform AV Echo Optimization of device parameters and make appropriate programming changes to meet end point objectives.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of an established school of cardiovascular technology program and/ or High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and one year related experience and/or training required.

  • CPR certified required.

  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) “Examination of Special Competency in Cardiac Pacing for Allied Health Professionals” is preferred.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120

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