Medical Instrument Technician (Electrocardiograph (EKG))
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Redding, California
Internal Number: 621864400
This position provides the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS), Medical Service with all functions specific to the Cardiology department, DME Clinic, and ABI's located at the Redding Out-Patient Clinics (OPC). The incumbent serves under the clinical direction specialty physicians and the administrative direction of the Clinical Care Coordinator. The incumbent's Cardiology role is independently performing a variety of electrocardiograph procedures and related examinations. Operates diagnostic medical equipment (EKG, Holter Monitor, etc.) as a part of treatment plan of the patient. The incumbent monitors tracings to identify abnormalities and notifies provider immediately upon observation of unexpected or serious arrhythmias or ST/Wave changes even if not life threatening. Knows when to repeat procedures due to poor electrode placement or artifacts. Employee understands and carries out the appropriate requests made by practitioners or seeks assistance of the Cardiologist when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is requested. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: Instructs patient pre-procedure to assure confidence and cooperation of patient during procedures. Explains procedures including need for positions on table and monitoring equipment. Explains requirements for accurate monitoring and answers questions by patient and or family members. Provides accurate and technically meaningful records for the requested diagnostic, physiological and/or anatomical assessment of patients. Performs EKGs, Holter Monitoring, etc. on patients utilizing Cardiology protocols assuring each record is standardized with leads placed properly to obtain quality recording and assures that appropriate data is obtained for accurate test results. The incumbent independently performs the full range of electrocardiograph procedures, and related examinations, such as applying ambulatory monitoring devices, scanning Holter tapes/disks, event monitor strips and editing EKG, Holter, and treadmill reports. Utilizes and maintains MUSE cardiology storage system. Receives assignments that require application of standard procedures or that have special procedures identified and explained. Work Schedule: Full Time. Monday-Friday. 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Electrocardiograph (EKG))/PD000000 and PD00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.