This position is located in the Patient Care Services, Intensive care Unit (ICU) with the Cheyenne VA Medical Center (CVAMC). Medical Instrument Technicians (EKG) operate instruments used to record electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance tests, 24-48 heart monitoring and scanning, and pacemaker evaluations. The Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) position is assigned to Patient Care Services-ICU, Cheyenne VAMC. The purpose of this position is to provide support to staff by monitoring cardiac rhythms of telemetry patients. Duties include, but may not be limited to: Setup and operation of electrocardiographic equipment. Performing specialized examinations and studies including; continuous cardiac monitoring on remote telemetry, ambulatory monitoring of arrhythmias, and EKG testing. Providing continuous monitoring of cardiac rate, rhythm and patterns of conduction at a monitoring station. Measuring, printing and interpreting rhythms at designated intervals and PRN. Recognizing life threatening situations and notifying RN while simultaneously initiating emergency procedures. Relaying critical information, specifically cardiac rhythms whether normal or abnormal including life threating and non-life threating rhythm changes to the primary nurse or charge nurse. Educating patients on the purpose and use of cardiac monitoring. Preparing patients for proper skin preparation and electrode placement. Performing EKGs on ROUTINE, STAT and PRN basis. Appropriately processing and acquiring completed EKGs in the MUSE system. Identify all cardiac rhythms including complex rhythm disturbances such as but not limited to Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Atrial Fibrillation and other dysrhythmias. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts; includes days/nights/weekends/holidays. You may be assigned to any shift. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is covered under the bargaining unit.
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