The Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) will function independently in operating and monitoring electrocardiographic equipment for continuous telemetry rhythm evaluation and interpretation. They will monitor the continuous cardiac rhythms under the direction of the RN and medical providers. They are responsible for monitoring and interpreting cardiac rhythms and identifying lethal arrhythmias 24hrs/day, and immediately notifying RN. The Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) position is assigned to Acute Care Nursing Services of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. The purpose of this position is to provide support to staff by monitoring cardiac rhythms. Duties include, but are not limited to: Experience performing 12 Lead EKG and basic ECG interpretation. Places Holter (24-48) hour monitors on patients and provide patient education. Informs patient about exam being performed and any hazards associated with the exam so patient understands procedure. Recognizes lethal rhythms/arrhythmias (including acute myocardial infarction. STEMI, NSTEMI) and immediately notifies appropriate staff. Maintains and troubleshoots cardiac equipment to remain in clean working order. Trains and validates competency of medical center staff on EKG and stress testing procedures. Ability to learn the normal and abnormal results for routine procedures to recognize and report obvious abnormalities Ability to monitor the patient for adverse reactions and take appropriate action. Ability to operate the equipment to perform standard and routine highly specialized procedures including exercise stress testing. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (EKG)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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