Medical Instrument Tech (EKG Telemetry Technician)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 613596000
The Medical Instrument Technician (Electrocardiograph/Telemetry) will function independently in operating and monitoring electrocardiographic equipment for continuous telemetry rhythm evaluation and interpretation, for the Nurse Executive Service Line at the Minneapolis VA. Duties may include: Prints and interprets all elements of telemetry rhythm strip and informs nursing staff of any changes in rhythm Assists nursing with determining alarm settings and customized parameters for each patient Documents rhythm interpretation every 8 hours and with any rhythm change Documents communication with nursing staff regarding changes in patient condition and monitor settings Performs 12 Lead EKG in the Lab and provides consultation throughout medical center Performs exercise tolerance test with RN or provider Places ZIO/Holter (24-48 hours) monitors on patients, documents procedure, and provides patient education Informs patient about exam being performed and any hazards associated with the exam so patient understands procedure Downloads and interprets results of 12 Lead EKG and Holter monitor into appropriate computer system to maintain patient records. 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 Telemetry procedures Trains new employees on Telemetry, EKG, Holter and exercise tolerance equipment. Work Schedule: Days/Nights rotating with the majority (approximately 75%) of shifts on night tour. Examples of tours of duty include, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm, 7:00 pm to 7:30 am. Compressed 12 hour tours available. Holiday and weekend coverage on a rotating basis. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Tech (EKG Telemetry Technician)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.