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Lead Cardiac Technician Full-time

at Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital(BWFH) Massachusetts in Massachusetts (Published at 05-08-2022)

Lead Cardiac Technician - Full Time

- (3209255)

Schedule: Day shifts with rotating weekends

The Lead Cardiac Technician is responsible for the day to day operations of the cardiac stress lab, which includes the EKG department. Under the direction of a cardiologist, the lead cardiac technician will assist in performing ETT?s, stress echoes, nuclear stress tests/MIBIs and adenosine stress testing.

Cardiac stress technicians are responsible for scheduling inpatient cardiac stress exams, preparing patients for cardiac stress tests, performing EKGs, recording vital signs including manual blood pressures, setting up patients with Holter monitors, reviewing patient lab results and compiling a preliminary stress test report.


The Lead Cardiac Technician is responsible for the following:

  • Orienting new employees in the cardiac stress and EKG departments
  • Ensuring competency of cardiac technicians performing stress tests and EKGs
  • Ensures reports and data are accurately entered into Epic and MUSE systems
  • Ensures critical results are reported and documented as per department policy
  • Participates in quality improvement plans as necessary
  • Ensures that all policies and procedures are followed
  • Ensures appropriate staffing for both EKG and Cardiac Stress departments during all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Acts as a backup timekeeper in the absence of Operations Manager or Director
  • Adapts to workflow changes and plans as outlined by Operations Manager and/or Director of Non-Invasive Testing, as is necessary to a changing environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to ensure efficient operations of the department and quality patient care.

Performs all duties of a cardiac technician:

  • Assists cardiologist with all cardiac stress tests: Nuclear Stress/MIBI, Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT); Exercise Stress Echocardiogram; Pharmacological Stress Echocardiogram and occasionally Adenosine Stress exams
  • Explains testing procedure to patient and prepares patient for testing
  • Ensures patient safety at all times
  • Performs cardiac stress testing duties alongside a cardiologist
  • Assesses each patient via patient chart prior to testing as necessary
  • Reviews patient lab results (troponin, CPK, etc) as necessary prior to testing
  • Enters accurate test results into Epic and MUSE reporting systems for preliminary report
  • Can appropriately respond to a patient emergency per hospital and department protocols
  • Ensures equipment checks and infection control procedures are performed as per policy
  • Ensures data entry is entered and transmitted correctly
  • Trains new EKG and Cardiac Stress employees and assures their competency
  • Covers for EKG lab techs when necessary, including performing EKGs and setting up Holter monitors
  • Excellent patient service skills required; supports service excellence initiatives and service excellence in all interactions with patients, patient family members/caregivers and staff
  • Can manually measure blood pressures
  • Able to recognize artifact and life-threatening arrhythmias on EKG recordings
  • Must interact respectfully with all departmental and hospital staff
  • Must be able to multi-task and think and act proactively.


A cardiologist is present in the stress lab with patient and cardiac tech during all testing. The lead cardiac tech must be able to assist in the rare event a patient loses consciousness while on a treadmill. Most of the working day is spent standing and walking. Must be able to move a patient on a stretcher, as well as occasionally move equipment that is on wheels. The lead cardiac technician typically works 40-hours per week Monday thru Friday with no on-call hours required. In the event the weekend and holiday cardiac stress tech is unavailable, must arrange for coverage of lab.

Brigham and Women?s Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. Brigham and Women?s Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.

At Brigham and Women?s Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you?re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women?s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.

  • Preferred: BS in Exercise Science or related major
  • Current BLS required
  • Required: At least one year of direct patient care in a cardiac stress lab or EKG lab setting
  • Preferred: Two or more years of direct patient care in a cardiac lab setting

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women?s Faulkner Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Primary Location MA-Boston-BWFH Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Main Work Locations BWFH Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Main 1153 Centre Street Boston 02130 Job Health Technician/Technologist Organization Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital(BWFH) Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 40 Shift Day Job Posted Shift Description Day shifts with possible rotating weekends. Employee Status Regular Recruiting Department BWFH EKG Lab Job Posting Aug 5, 2022

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