The Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) at this level operate and monitor electrocardiographic equipment to perform specialized examinations and studies involving exercise stress testing, ambulatory monitoring of arrhythmias and indirect carotid pulse tracing on chronic patients. Evaluate test results to determine appropriate machine adjustments and use alternative techniques and procedures when established procedures do not accomplish acceptable results. The incumbent works in Cardiology section under the Medical Service in the facility. Operating medical diagnostic equipment. Duties include exercise tolerance test system (treadmill), MUSE digital ECG storage systems, ambulator monitoring system (King of Hearts and Holter monitors) Holter/event scanner .At the full performance level the incumbent must perform the following duties: Independently performs the full range of electrocardiograph procedures and related examinations; such as applying ambulatory monitoring devices, scanning hotter tapes/disks, event monitor strips and editing EKG, holter and treadmill reports. Utilizes MUSE digital ECG storage system. Operates diagnostic medical equipment, including exercise tolerance test system, holter monitoring and event monitoring scanner as a part of the treatment of patients, supports registered nurses and physicians, receives requests and/or consults for procedures. Interprets request from physician for appropriateness of requested procedure for patient's ability to perform prescribed test. Receives assignment for which clear precedents exits. Receives assignment that require application of standard procedures or that have special procedures identified and explained. Employee understands and carries out the appropriate requests made by practitioners or seeks assistance of the supervision when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is requested. Interprets current policies regarding scheduling of testing. Schedules all appointments for ETT's, halters, and event recorders. Performs Medical Instrument Technician work with stress test specialty. This requires experience in operating and supervising the operation of specialized equipment related to the specialization of the position. Performs Medical Instrument Technician work with halter/event monitoring specialty. This specialty area requires experience in applying, operating and instructions in halter and event monitoring equipment; the compiling of data; revising report and completing report for physician review. Schedules patients for application and removal of monitors. Instructs in the operation of EKG equipment to nursing staff in patient care and clinic areas. Instructs the physicians and cardiology staff in the storage and of MUSE system. Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.