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Med Inst Tech(Ekg)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Electrocardiography (ECG) Technicians are responsible for monitoring and performing standard electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance tests, pacemaker assessments and connecting and analyzing of ambulatory ECG recorders on chronically ill patients. Knowledge of all noninvasive cardiac procedures is necessary. Recognize basic and serious arrhythmias and other acute ECG changes, is essential. Technicians must have the ability to evaluate and alter procedures to accomplish acceptable results. [ "The incumbent works in the Non-invasive Cardiology Section of Medical Services in the Denver VAMC. Operating and maintaining the following medical diagnostic equipment: exercise tolerance system (Treadmill), MUSE cardiology storage systems, ECG carts, and ambulatory ECG monitors.The incumbent independently performs the full range of electrocardiograph procedures, and related examinations, which include applying and scanning ambulatory monitoring devices, preparing and recording exercise tolerance tests, recording pacemaker assessments, editing ECG and treadmill reports. Technicians utilize the MUSE cardiology storage system and operate diagnostic medical equipment as a part of treatment of patients, supporting clinicians and physicians. The ECG technicians evaluate consults from primary care providers for appropriateness of procedure, and assess patient's ability to perform prescribed test. They receive assignments for which clear precedents exist that require application of standard procedures or that have special procedures identified and explained. The employee understands and carries out the appropriate requests made by practitioners or seeks assistance of the supervisor when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is requested. Technicians instruct patient pre-procedure to assure confidence and cooperation of patient during procedures. Independently explains various procedures including need for positions on table, instructions for walking on treadmill, and adverse reactions to stressing agents. Explains requirements for accurate monitoring and necessity of diary entries. Answers question by patient and or family members. Performs assigned Medical Instrument Technician duties with ambulatory monitoring and stress test specialty. This requires experience in operating and supervising the operation of the specialized equipment related to the specialization of the position. ECG technicians instruct in the operation of ECG equipment to nursing staff in patient care and clinic areas. Instructs the physicians and cardiology staffing the storage and use of MUSE System. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday between 6:30 am and 5:30 pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Aurora , Med Inst Tech(Ekg), Other , Aurora, Colorado

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