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Stress Lab Tech

Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Mount Auburn Hospital Mount Auburn Hospital is a 217-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is located in Cambridge, MA. Founded in 1886, the hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare to the residents of surrounding nearby communities. Mount Auburn Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new healthcare system in Boston, MA and surrounding areas. Stress Lab Department Description The Stress Testing Lab at Mount Auburn hospital offers various forms of cardiac stress testing and cardiac event monitors. The staff in the Stress Lab is comprised of a mixture of registered nurses and technicians. The Stress Lab staff works collaboratively with the staff from the Echo Lab and Nuclear Medicine to coordinate care during various forms of testing (stress testing with nuclear imaging and stress echocardiograms).

General Expectations and Duties

  1. Provides competent compassionate patient care based on scientific principles

  2. Provides direct nursing care for patients undergoing non-invasive cardiac testing in the Department.

  3. Acquires/maintains competency in all areas of stress testing performed at Mount Auburn Hospital: exercise treadmill test, dobutamine stress test, exercise stress echo, dobutamine stress echo, and stress with nuclear imaging.

  4. Acquires/maintains competency with application and processing of cardiac event monitors

  5. Assists with the monitoring of the patient during testing; documents accordingly during testing; recognizes changes in patient status and reports primary nurse or physician;

  6. Acquires/maintains competency in radiation safety principles

  7. Acquires/maintains competency in Stress Lab equipment

  8. Collaborates with nurse and/or cardiologist regarding individualized plan of care when necessary

  9. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment

  10. Good interpersonal and communication skills

  11. Acquires/maintains competency in use of the electronic medical record

  12. Collaborates with various departments to ensure continuity of care: Emergency Department, Cath Lab, SICU/MICU, Echo Lab, Nuclear Medicine, and general nursing floors, etc.

  13. Performs all other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree in health-related field preferred

  2. Current BLS required

  3. Stress Lab is open 7 days/week

  4. Hours of operation: Stress Lab is open from 0630 to 1700 on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and 0700 to 1200 on weekends (Saturday/Sunday).

  5. Weekend requirement: Every 4th weekend required for all full-time/part-time staff or per departmental needs.

  6. Holidays per rotation

  7. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment required

  8. Previous stress testing experience preferred

  9. Previous EMT or medical assistant experience preferred

Keywords: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge , Stress Lab Tech, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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