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Boston, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Cardiology Job ID: JR14544 Date posted: 03/24/2023
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Work Shift:Rotating (United States of America)This role is located in Boston, MA.
The Arrhythmia Technician supports the functions of the Holter Lab and follows all procedures necessary to interpret and prepare a detailed report on cardiac rhythms and complex rhythm disturbances obtained from Holter monitor recordings and patient-activated event recordings. Reports all pertinent findings to the appropriate physician.
- Uses high speed scanning equipment for initial detailed interpretation and summary of findings from the Holter monitor and King of Heart recordings; performs hourly analysis for the predominant rhythm and sample strips for documentation of significant arrhythmias for possible correlation with patient activities, complaints or drug effects.
- Applies and removes the holter monitors and king of hearts monitors (cardiac event recordings). Answers questions from patients and family members and educates them on the use of the equipment.
- Performs quality control by comparison with other technicians.
- Performs event and Holter Monitor analysis. Recognizes and reports any potentially hazardous arrhythmias to the appropriate physicians.
- Assists practice assistants with difficult applications of monitors. Assists the manager in training new technicians with regard to lab operations and Joint Commission requirements.
- Treats all patient information and laboratory findings in a confidential manner. Responds to all patients and internal staff in a courteous and professional manner.
- High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, Biology or a related field preferred.
- License Certified Cardiographic Tech preferred.
- 3-5 years related work experience required in cardiac monitoring and analysis.
- Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
- Minimum of 2-3 years experience in scanning of Holter tapes with competence in arrhythmia interpretation and complex rhythm disturbances.
- Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
- Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
- Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
- Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
- Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
- Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
- Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
- Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 - over.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move throughout the hospital campus
This job requires constant sitting.Rarely there may be walking, Pull up and/or reposition patient weighing up to 100 pounds without assistance, Pull up and/or reposition patient weighing up to 250 pounds with assistance.