CV Implant/Device Specialist 1.0 days


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



Position Requirements:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and certification in your current area of specialty within 2 years or 2,000 hours.
2 years experience in cardiology, cardiac cath lab experience preferred.
This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., understand child growth and development, normal patterns of child, adolescent and adult behavior and aging. Prior experience with various age groups is preferred.
Organizational planning and delegation skills.
Team building skills.
Communication and presentation skills.
Proven leadership skills.
Results oriented with concern for appropriate process.
Proficiency in the operation and understanding of technical equipment.
Strong PC skills.
CPR Certification
Current licensure/certification in State of Illinois (i.e., Registered Nurses).
Ability to travel locally and long distances.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
Ability to assume 24 hour accountability for areas of responsibility.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases.
Ability to do light to medium lifting according to DOL Guidelines.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Provides a high degree of professional competence in the field of cardiovascular implants and devices. Utilizes advanced clinical expertise and leadership to plan, develop and implement educational programs, standards of care, policies and competency assessment for staff providing care within range of services. Serves as a resource to staff, physicians and patients with regards to cardiovascular implant devices.

Provides implant support (clinical/technology).
Serves as a teaching resource/expert (education).
Develops and supports protocol for pacemakers/defibrillator service (clinical/practitioner).
Implementation of cost~effectiveness materials management system consistent with revenue/expense budget. (Administrative)

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Salary Range
$50,000.00 - 108,000.00
per Year
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Oak Lawn, IL 60453, US