Lung Rescue Specialist

Job Description

Lung Rescue Specialist

Working with the Lung Rescue Team, this individual will be required to participate in the care of critically ill patients through state of the art, non-invasive bedside methods. These include real-time lung ventilation imaging by electrical impedance tomography, lung mechanics assessment by trans pulmonary pressure monitoring and ventilation-perfusion determination by non-contrast saline injections to guide treatment. The Lung Rescue Team uses a personalized approach to care and has been recognized by nursing and ICU staff across MGH for reducing hospital length of stay for critically ill patients. This highly specialized team will also be responsible for the education of intensivists, ICU fellows, and residents related to this revolutionary technology.

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Record and synchronize trans-pulmonary pressure and ventilator pressure/flow traces from an esophageal balloon catheter and a mechanical ventilator
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Produce images from the lung and heart during the respiratory cycle or respiratory maneuvers by transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography
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Measure ventilation distribution, ventilation/perfusion matching recorded by an electrical impedance tomography and by heart and lung transthoracic echocardiography
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Integrate respiratory and cardiovascular traces with imaging from different sources (transpulmonary pressure, lung electrical impedance tomography and heart and lung transthoracic echocardiography).
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Able to independently function and troubleshoot the trans-pulmonary pressure monitor system of data acquisition and the electrical impedance tomography
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Produce and review a report, based on a series of diagnostic tests, with the data obtained from each critically ill patient for the ICU team requesting the input
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Teach and be an expert in all technical aspects of trans-pulmonary pressure, the electrical impedance tomography and the transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography in weekly classes for respiratory therapists and other clinicians (including residents, fellows and attendings). Classes will run one hour and will be run ten times per month.
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Teach principles of lung heart interaction in weekly classes for respiratory therapists and other clinicians (including residents, fellows, and attendings)
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Keep an updated database of all cases for which the team was activated
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Produce a monthly report for all cases in which the lung rescue team was activated
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Summarize data and outcomes of all cases in which the lung rescue team was activated in a database for interdisciplinary quality improvement purposes
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Respond within 1h from activation of the lung rescue team during working hours Monday to Friday from 7AM to 5PM from an ICU attending requiring cardio-pulmonary data collection on critical ill patients.

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Certified user of electrical impedance tomography
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Knowledge to use LabChart, LabView, EIT images softwares, Windaq software, and database systems
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Ability to work as a member of a team
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Ability to work in a hospital environment
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Exceptional organizational skills with keen attention to details
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Demonstrated ability to work effectively and courteously with various groups of staff and providers
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Tactfully handle confidential information

EDUCATION: Specify minimum education and clearly indicate if preferred or required

Biomedical engineering training in applied physiology in the USA or abroad, preferred

Bachelor's degree required.

MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus

MGH Main Campus (MGHMAIN)
55 Fruit Street
Boston, 02114

MGH Main Campus

55 Fruit Street

Boston

IT/Health IT/Informatics-Engineer

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Full-time

Day Job

Regular

MGH Anesthesia

Jun 25, 2020

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