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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.

Tech Device - LA Cardiology - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Union)

Keck Hospital - Cardiology Clinic Hospital Los Angeles, California

Minimum Education:

  • High School graduate or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:

  • 1-2 years experience as a device tech or combination of education and experience.

Required License/Certification:

  • Preferred and desired Certified Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) or equivalent credential validated and approved by USC Electrophysiology Medical Director
  • Valid Fire and Safety Certification. (If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.) 

The Electrophysiology Device Tech works with the Cardiologists to provide monitoring and programming for device patients. Responsible for the evaluation and optimization in programming for all device patients, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization devices. Skills involving checking Battery Status, confirm appropriate sensing, check lead impedances, measure lead thresholds, assessing appropriate magnet rate for implanted pacemaker/AICD is a necessity. Is also able to check and interpret Event log book, identify lead failures of implanted pacemaker/AICD, identify appropriate vs. inappropriate shocks in AICDs, ability to Program/reprogram devices based on interrogated data of implanted pacemaker/AICD, turn on/off shock therapy for AICD, reprogram LV lead to avoid diaphragmatic stimulation, interpret Histograms and program rate response accordingly of implanted pacemaker/AICD. Responsible for remote monitoring of applicable device patients via the Internet. Assist in training of cardiology fellows in the device clinic. Responsible for the pre-operative and post-operative care for patients and on-going management and evaluation of inpatients with devices as applicable.

REQ20070975 Posted Date: 02/08/2019
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