The Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) is an essential member of the Cardiology Department within the Nursing Service. The duties in this position include coordinating, supervising, as well as operating and monitoring diagnostic instruments and equipment associated with cardiac monitoring and testing. The Supervising MIT (EKG) at this level operates and monitors electrocardiographic equipment to perform specialized examinations and studies involving exercise stress testing. The Supervising MIT (EKG) at this level operates and monitors electrocardiographic equipment to perform specialized examinations and studies involving exercise stress testing and ambulatory/inpatient monitoring of arrhythmias. The MIT (EKG) monitors EKG tracings to identify arrhythmias and react appropriately when gross abnormalities appear. The technician will know when to repeat certain procedures, when to stop test procedures, and when to get the immediate attention of assigned clinical staff. At the full performance level the incumbent must perform the following duties: As an Electrocardiograph Technician, the incumbent will work in Outpatient EKG, performing EKGs, vital signs, applying Holter and Zia patch monitors, and assisting with stress test. The incumbent will work to ensure various reports and consults are received. The incumbent will work directly with providers and clinic profiles. The incumbent will upload and manage Holter Data. Notify the appropriate official of critical findings. The incumbent will analyze ECG strips document findings and report baseline and changes to the assigned clinical staff. Manage and test the alarm system for space labs. Equipment Maintenance /Repair: Tracks and maintain record of repair histories. Inputs patient data into the telemetry monitoring system and assure patients are placed appropriately in assigned bed and on the correct monitoring equipment. Inputs data into MUSE 09 system. Facilitates communication and manages workflow between outpatient Cardiology and Centralized Telemetry. The incumbent will work in Telemetry. Works with the Cardiology Department and adjusts the work assignment accordingly to improve patient access. Seeks to resolve clinic issues quickly and communicates with the assigned manager regarding patient care. The incumbent must be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the Medical Center and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. Assumes responsibility for stocking and inventory of all telemetry and EKG supplies. Maintains equipment at the assigned station. Proactively anticipates supply and equipment shortages. Informs clinic supervisor Ability to act a mentor or preceptor to lower graded technicians. Ability to conduct in service training on the EKG equipment and related instrumentation. Completes evaluations and manages time schedules. Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
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