UnityPoint Health

RN Device Nurse

Requisition ID
419 E Donald St
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Other Cardio- Cardio Center
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday, Daytime shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


RN Device Nurse

Cardiovascular Center, Waterloo, IA

$5K Sign on bonus

Full-time, Monday-Friday, Daytime hours


The RN, Device Nurse provides direct and indirect diagnostic services to patients being treated with cardiac arrhythmias that have implanted medical devices, utilizing diagnostic equipment in accordance with those procedures, acts and processes for which the individual has received education and clinical experience and has demonstrated competency, This position requires application of clinical, cooperative, and independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative to complete the variety of technical procedures.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


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  • Performs device management in accordance with clinic policy and procedure.
  • Accurately acquires and interrogates pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, and implantable loop recorder data from device programmers and remote transmission sources.
  • Provides accurate assessments of acquired findings from device interrogations by having a strong foundation of understanding in cardiac pathology and electrophysiology as it relates to device technology.
  • Directs findings from device interrogations to the appropriate health care professional in accordance with established policy/protocols.
  • Performs changes to programmed settings as directed by the physician and in accordance with established policy/protocols in order to optimize device function consistent with the patients’ clinical requirements.
  • Accurately documents and triages findings, changes, and patient response in the patient record; routine and those transmitted with alerts.
  • Responsible for contacting patients in regard to any company recalls and facilitating appropriate measures for any further changes in the device that may be required.
  • Draft procedural reporting for final physician interpretation. Initiate billing for procedures performed.
  • Provides continuity of care for the device patient by following scheduling guidelines as outlined in established device clinic policy/protocols.
  • Maintains knowledge and skills associated with technological advances in pacing and defibrillation therapy and demonstrates competency.
  • Provides individualized education for patients and their families, recognizing and adapting to any special needs.
  • Serves as a patient advocate by adhering to ethical standards and by maintaining an environment of professional conduct in the clinical setting.
  • Educates and acts as a resource for members of the health care team about pacing and defibrillation theory and advances in technology.
  • Coordinates work schedule with department lead or manager to assure workload coverage.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and the mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the care of the Device Nurse.
  • Organizes daily work schedule and performs clerical duties with accuracy.
  • Completes billing exam forms.
  • Maintains equipment and work area, inclusive of adequate supplies.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator and/or Diagnostic Imaging Manager to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.
  • Participates in department quality improvement processes.


  • Graduate of RN accredited program
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in cardiology. Electrophysiology lab experience preferred.
  • Current license in the state of Iowa or meets criteria established by Iowa Board of Nursing. Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) preferred.
  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.
  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
  • Customer/patient focused.
  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision-making.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to do this work is dependent on knowing and understanding some of the following, but is not limited to, ventricular or atrial high rate episodes, atrial arrhythmia suppression algorithms and therapies, auto threshold and sensing diagnostics, A-V and V-V timing, CRT pacing algorithms, minimizing ventricular pacing algorithms, rate drop analysis, sensor behavior, upper rate behavior, trending data, lead analysis, mode switch modalities, battery analysis, SVT discriminators, ATP and shock therapies, far R wave suppression, histograms, rhythm analysis, intracardiac electrograms, and various other functions and data from the device. other functions and data from the device.
  • Advanced cardiac rhythm interpretation and pacemaker, ICD, Loop recorder analysis skills preferred. 



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