The Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) is assigned to Nursing-Medical Specialty Service Line at the Atlanta VHCS Health Care System, in Decatur Georgia. As the Medical Instrument Technician (EKG), the incumbent is responsible for providing quality care in the performance in Medical Specialty Service. Performs electrocardiograms ordered by physicians, either bedside on the ward, EKG lab or in the clinics. Accurately performs a Signal Averaging ECG. Adheres and safely follows the principles of electrical safety. Downloads, processes, begins, and assembles reports to be read by the Cardiology Fellow or Attending, once confirmed by a Cardiologist and groups accordingly. Prior to initiating the editing process, queries each tracing against DHCP for current inpatient location, accuracy, and completeness of SSN, name, age, and current in/outpatient status. The editing process includes the proper use of predetermined codes and accurate interpretation of the cardiologist. Prints reports once edited, and routes to appropriate areas. Obtains complete and accurate patient information from the patient, spouse, guardian or significant other. Enters data under configured format. Applies Holter monitors, Zio patches, Bardy DX patches to patients. Explains procedures and registers patients. Track completed reports. Performs Nuclear Stress test with a cardiologist present. Prepares patients for stress testing explaining the purpose of the test and obtaining signature on consent form. Allays patient fears, assures proper lead placement, and records blood pressure, medications, and present patient complaints. Produces clear, accurate, and labeled tracings before, during, and after exercise. Following the cardiologist's established procedure, records at predetermined exercise level and precise time intervals. Monitors the cardio scope and assist the cardiologist by detecting, recording, and reporting any EKG abnormalities that may arise. After exercise, monitors the patient on the cardio scope and records timed EKG tracings until the patient's EKG returns to baseline and all symptoms are alleviated, as directed by the supervising cardiologist. Assists the cardiologist in emergency situations that may develop during and after the procedure, including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation techniques. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00a-4:30p Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599887500
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