1+ months

pacemaker tech PRN

Cleveland Clinic
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Job Summary:

Maintains the Pacemaker Clinic and working closely with the Electrophysiologist Cardiologist.
Checks the pacemaker and defibrillator devices. Proceeses the remote transmission of these devices. Reports all findings to the cardiologist.



  • Performs ECG analysis with and without magnet application (pacemaker only).
  • Performs interrogation of the patient's device with the programmer that is appropriate for their device, printing out and reviewing data such as parameter, battery and lead status, and heart rate histograms.
  • Performs output threshold testing of the pacemaker lead(s) to determine optimal settings for the device. Determines underlying rhythm and sensing function, if requested. Verifies final parameters and changes, referring results to be review by a Cardiologist.
  • Refers the patient to a nurse or Cardiologist for a physical assessment and for any changes in the patient's condition or worsening of symptoms or arrhythmias.
  • Consults technical support specialist of the company that has manufactured the pacemaker or defibrillator for a detailed review of the findings and for assistance with advanced programming details.
  • Examines the trans-telephonic results, comparing them to known indicators of proper functioning and sub clinical failure, and refer the findings to a Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist.
  • After analysis of trans-telephonic results, instructs the patient to report to local cardiologist for a more detailed follow-up, if requested by the Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist.
  • Maintains a database through the Paceart Computer System for patient recalls and follow-up and will provide booklets for patient education.
  • Notes any device and lead alerts that that are received form any manufacturer and notifies any patients who are affected by such alerts as prescribed by the Alert notice.
  • Assists the Device Tracking Divisions of the various manufacturers to maintain their database with current patient information.
  • Relays information on advances and changes in pacemaker defibrillation technology to colleagues in the Department.
  • Keeps up-to-date on technical advances by attending seminars that provide CEUs.
  • Orders specialized paper for individual programmer and patient education materials.
  • Maintains complete and up-to-date documentation and files at all times, including product and service quotes.


    • Six Months basic ECG training with arrhythmia knowledge from an accredited school.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients, families, physicians and other health care workers.
    • Ability to empathize with patients and families.
    • Use good judgment in stressful emergency situations.
    • Adequate mathematics skills to maintain accurate records and reports.


      • None required.

        Complexity of Work:

        • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
        • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
        • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
        • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
        • Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
        • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

          Work Experience:

          • Six months hospital experience.
          • One (1) year specialized pacemaker experience.

            Physical Requirements:

            •  Interact with patients, families, physicians and other health care workers.
            • Good hand coordination for positioning of electrodes and equipment.
            • Good vision to analyze computer screens and graph recordings to diagnose test results.
            •  Moderate lifting and positioning of patients. Moderate pushing and pulling of equipment.
            • 100% air conditioned.
            • Moderate risk of exposure to blood or airborne pathogens.

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2020-06-29 Expires: 2020-08-28

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