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Denver, Colorado - USD Full Time Posted: Thursday, 7 December 2017
 
 
Electrocardiography (ECG) Technicians at this level are responsible for monitoring and performing standard electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance test, pacemaker assessments and connecting and analyzing of ambulatory ECG recorders on chronically ill patients. A thorough knowledge of all noninvasive cardiac procedures is necessary. The ability to recognize basic and serious arrhythmias and other acute ECG changes, is essential. The technician must have the ability to evaluate and alter procedures to accomplish acceptable results. They edit and select appropriate sample portions of the tracing for interpretation by the physician.
  • The incumbent works in the Non-invasive Cardiology Section of Medical Services in the Denver VAMC. Operating and maintaining the following medical diagnostic equipment: exercise tolerance system (Treadmill), MUSE cardiology storage systems, ECG carts, and ambulatory ECG monitors.
  • The incumbent independently performs the full range of electrocardiograph procedures, and related examinations, which include applying and scanning ambulatory monitoring devices, preparing and recording exercise tolerance tests, recording pacemaker assessments, editing ECG and treadmill reports. Technicians utilize the MUSE cardiology storage system and operate diagnostic medical equipment as a part of treatment of patients, supporting clinicians and physicians.
  • The ECG technicians evaluate consults from primary care providers for appropriateness of procedure, and assess patient's ability to perform prescribed test. They receive assignments for which clear precedents exist that require application of standard procedures or that have special procedures identified and explained. The employee understands and carries out the appropriate requests made by practitioners or seeks assistance of the supervisor when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is requested.
  • Technicians instruct patient pre-procedure to assure confidence and cooperation of patient during procedures. Independently explains various procedures including need for positions on table, instructions for walking on treadmill, and adverse reactions to stressing agents. Explains requirements for accurate monitoring and necessity of diary entries. Answers question by patient and or family members.
  • Performs assigned Medical Instrument Technician duties with ambulatory monitoring and stress test specialty. This requires experience in operating and supervising the operation of the specialized equipment related to the specialization of the position.
  • ECG technicians instruct in the operation of ECG equipment to nursing staff in patient care and clinic areas. Instructs the physicians and cardiology staffing the storage and use of MUSE System.
Work Schedule: Mon- Friday between 6:30 am- 5:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
$44,075
$57,302
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/29/2017
Application Close Date
12/20/2017
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens
Status
Full-Time


Denver, Colorado, United States of America
IT
USD
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
JS2365_7A53B5D9E4A8B91740C50B52D9826DD4/313380947
12/7/2017 6:34:36 AM

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