Autonomic Lab Technician - Per Diem at Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital(BWFH)

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Schedule: Per Diem

The Autonomic Lab Neurodiagnostic technologist facilitates a battery of tests to measure the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. The technologist will measure the heart rate and blood pressure of the patient who will be exposed to a variety of stimuli that are controlled by the technologist such as deep breathing, active standing, and passive head-up tilting on a tilt-table. In addition, the technologist will perform a sympathetic skin response test that will evaluate and record the galvanic response from the skin. The technician will be responsible preparing the patient for the all autonomic testing in the lab as well as providing explanations of what to expect. When the exams are complete, the technologist organizes the data into a report.

  • Correctly places EKG leads and electrodes to acquire a diagnostically accurate EKG

  • Prepares a patient for testing

  • Explains each autonomic test component to the patient and assures they understand what to expect, how to communicate during the test and why the test has been ordered

  • Sets up the patient room with all necessary equipment before the patient's test time

  • Performs each autonomic test and records observations in real time

  • Helps to maintain proper scheduling in conjunction with the scheduling department.

  • Provides patients with pre-appointment paperwork and answers any patient questions prior to appointment date

  • Maintains proper supply levels and orders additional testing supplies as needed

  • Enters test result data

  • With the help of the front desk and scheduling department, ensures each patient has insurance coverage in place prior to visit.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager or Director of the department

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.


  • ABRET required. Must obtain with 1 year of hire

  • Prior experience preferred

  • Associate's Degree preferred

  • Can perform accurate EKG tracings

  • Excellent patient interactive skills

  • Can recognize life threatening arrhythmias

  • Can recognize EKG artifact

  • Can enter data quickly and accurately

  • Can measure blood pressures

  • Massachusetts license is not required

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalis 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.
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