The incumbent will serve as a Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) located at the Orlando VA Healthcare System, Lake Nona Campus assigned to the Medicine Service under the Cardiology Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Ability to evaluate test results and patient responses to the extent of determining appropriate machine adjustments in selecting the method and techniques that will yield the best results. The incumbent in this position recognizes evidences of cardiac emergencies, including acute infarction and serious arrhythmias, from tracings and take appropriate action including notification of the physician and initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The technician is also responsible for receiving, entering data, scheduling and notification of procedure date and time in the patient computerized record system. Incumbent is required to recognize normal and abnormal heart patterns including acute infarction and determine appropriate techniques for best results. Technician is required to operate the EKG/CASE machine in coordination with treadmill equipment, monitor the patient's capacity for exercise tolerance with increased stress throughout the test. The technician must accurately observe the patient's condition, making notation of vital signs and other diagnostic information in accordance with established practices and in response to physician's demand or changes in the patient's condition. Technician explains monitoring procedures to the patient and instructs them on its operation. Technician removes monitor from patient, downloads the information into the MARS system and clean monitor for next use. Technician must be able to recognize abnormal heart patterns, cardiac emergencies and report serious findings to the provider immediately. The technician performs pacemaker data entry by assisting the provider with documentation of device interrogations, scheduling of patients in the pacemaker clinic or home pacemaker monitoring. Technician will assist the provider in monitoring the home pacemaker reports and notifying the provider of any abnormal report. Perform electrocardiograms, routine downloading on MAC 15's throughout the facility and editing EKG's on the MUSE equipment. Operates and monitors electrocardiographic equipment including operating and monitoring cardio scope tracings. Independently perform a variety of procedures such as; setting up, monitoring, and calibrating equipment. Knowledge required to document pacemaker interrogation and battery check done by pacemaker representative or provider, MUSE EKG system and Marquette Holter Monitoring System. Perform routine clerical procedures for the purpose of: maintaining accurate records so that easy recall of patient examinations may be achieved. Maintains adequate supplies so that examinations are not delayed due to lack of necessary equipment and supplies. The incumbent in this position must be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the medical center and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) GS-0649-07 This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.
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