The Medical Instrument Technician (Electrocardiograph Technician - EKG) is a member of the Cardiology Centralized Telemetry Unit Team. The MIT (EKG) adheres to medical center policies and guidelines of practice. The incumbent is a Clinical and Technical Specialist, who provides cardiac monitoring and directed patient care under the clinic supervisor. The position demands flexibility and adaptability in caring for the Cardiac patient. The incumbent will work in Outpatient EKG, performing EKGs, vital signs, applying Holter and Zia patch monitors, and assisting with stress test. Ensure various reports and consults are received. The incumbent will work directly with providers and clinic profiles. Upload and manage Holter, Zia Patch, and Event Monitor Data. Notify the appropriate official of critical findings. Medical instrument technicians (EKG) at this level operate and monitor electrocardiographic equipment to perform specialized examinations and studies involving exercise stress testing, ambulatory monitoring of arrhythmias, and indirect carotid pulse tracings on chronic patients. Monitors tracings to identify arrhythmias and when gross abnormalities appear, when to repeat certain procedures, when to stop test procedures , and when to get the immediate attention of a physician. Evaluate test results to determine appropriate machine adjustments and use alternative techniques and procedures when established procedures do not accomplish acceptable results. This includes adapting equipment and accessories to yield the best results during the examination. Edit and select an appropriate sample portion of the tracing for further interpretation by the physician. 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 (telemetry). The MIT will work in Centralized telemetry interpreting strips and monitoring patients. Performs equipment Maintenance /Repair. Enters request timely and notifies supervisor of maintenance needs. 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 between outpatient Cardiology and Centralized Telemetry. Adaptive in working ways to improve clinic workflow. Works with the Cardiology Department follows the work assignment accordingly and takes direction from the assigned supervisor 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 and informs appropriate supervisor. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts Midnight to 8:00 am, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, and/or 3:30 pm to midnight Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (EKG)/PD02650A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS):Not Available PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO):Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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