The incumbent works in Cardiology Section of Medical Service in at the Togus VA Medical Center, Augusta, Maine, operating Medical Diagnostic Equipment. Duties include operating the following Medical Diagnostic Equipment under supervision by an experienced MIT-EKG: EKG equipment, exercise tolerance stress test system, MUSE Cardiology storage systems, ambulatory monitoring system. The incumbent participates in Pacemaker Clinic under direct supervision of Pacemaker Nurse or Cardiologist. 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 EKG's for patients with chronic and acute conditions. Incumbent works under direct mentorship. They monitor tracings to identify arrhythmias and when gross abnormalities appear, when to repeat certain procedures, when to stop test procedures, and when to get immediate attention of a physician. They 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. They edit and select an appropriate sample portion of the tracing for further interpretation by the physician under the direct supervision of an experienced MIT-EKG. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598910300
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