Lahey Health Cardiac Device Technician - 40 HPW - 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
Will have in depth knowledge of cardiac rhythm management, cardiac devices, and cardiovascular physiology. Provides in-clinic testing and evaluation of data for Cardiac patients with implantable devices, utilizing clinical and software application knowledge. Technical duties include pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator in-clinic testing for proper thresholds, sensing and impedance on each specific lead. Able to interpret the data and ensure proper programming. Clinical judgment of when to perform basic reprogramming of the device based on the analysis, done within the scope of the guidelines and under supervision of the Arrhythmia Service Providers. Monitors alerts daily, provides ongoing monitoring and follow up with population, ensuring appropriate follow up is offered and provided for patients. Interpretation of remote data to recognize alert conditions, and possess judgment to direct to the Arrhythmia Service Providers. Management and analysis of data in the electronic database, maintaining the data integrity with the system. Compiles patient history and prepares patients for procedures, and provides patient education. Strong judgment of clinical skills for intervention within scope of guidelines and recognizing Arrhythmia Service Team for greater support of the patient, ensuring safe and efficient testing practices including scheduling and reporting.
Education: Associate degree Liberal Arts/Science. BS strongly preferred.
Licensure, Certification & Registration: Maintains basic life support (AHA) required. ACLS preferred.
Experience required: 3 years’ experience in a fast paced hospital and clinic based Cardiology service.
Skills required: Basic ECG interpretation and rhythm analysis. Organized self-individual with strong written and verbal communication skills. Customer service focused. Knowledge of cardiovascular medical terminology. Utilizes critical thinking and good judgment in performing of clinical tasks.
Must possess strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities. Possess strong ECG Interpretation skills including abnormal rhythm and pacer interpretation. Possess strong computer skills.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
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