Lahey Health Cardiovascular (CV) Technician II - 40 hours, Day shift in Burlington, Massachusetts
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Under the supervision of the Physician and the Clinical Manager, the Cardiovascular (CV) Technician II performs various professional and administrative duties related diagnostic cardiac testing. Ensures that testing procedures are performed according to hospital and department policy and standards. Performs testing while monitoring patient vitals and symptoms. Seeks further assistance/supervision when appropriate.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Performs cardiovascular test from Provider order via EMR and reports test information with appropriate EMR documentation; clarifies MD orders and goals of Rx .
Performs 12 Lead ECG, trans-telephonic monitor checks, rhythm strips, Holter/Event recorders, exercise/stress tolerance tests including, pharmacological, thallium, pulmonary stress testing procedures.
Identifies abnormal rhythms and ensures notification to physician as appropriately needed.
Troubleshoots methods of EKG, (i.e., lead wires, voltage sensitivity, paper speed, lead placement and artifact tracings).
Checks cardiovascular monitoring equipment to ensure that it’s working correctly.
Responsible for all related patient data, i.e., computer database, patients' charts, billing procedures.
Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of testing rooms; ensures that it is stocked with supplies
Performs ECG, Holter, Event and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
Performs Exercise stress testing procedures to include: Routine ETT, Exercise Echo, Nuclear ETT with and without pharmacological component, PET pharmacological stress
Serves as support/back up for the following non-invasive diagnostic tests: EKG, signal average EKG, Holter/event monitor application, exercise tolerance testing (standard, stress echo, pharmacological, thallium and pulmonary testing).
Respond to STAT ECG calls
General knowledge of department’s utilized EMR,
Performs tasks in EPIC related to schedule, orders and test completion to ensure proper billing and referral informaton is gathered for completeness and accuracy.
Medical Records: Assures orders are valid and records proper documentation of all testing.
Proficient in ECG recognition and manual blood pressure measurements.
Responsible for maintaining testing rooms, linen, and stocked equipment.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Education: Bachelors preferred and/or Vocational or technical school training program in the Cardiovascular Technology.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Certification in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technology and/or Exercise Testing Procedure.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Knowledge of cardiovascular physiology/anatomy and strong ECG interpretations skills. Demonstrates effective and compassionate communicative demeanor. Able to remain calm and work well under stress. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and follow up.
Experience: Preferred two years of work experience in the exercise testing setting.
40 hours, Day shift
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
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