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Medical Instrument Technician (Ekg) - Internal

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Murfreesboro , TN 37130

Posted 2 months ago

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Medical Instrument technicians (EKG) operates and monitors electrocardiographic equipment to perform specialized examinations and studies involving exercise stress testing, ambulatory monitoring of arrhythmias and indirect carotid pulse tracing on chronic patients. They monitor tracings to identify arrhythmias and when gross abnormalities appear, when to repeat certain procedures, when to stop testing procedures, and when to get immediate attention of a physician.

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Responsibilities

The duties of the Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) include:

  • Use and Maintenance of the digital EKG storage system.

  • Performing EKG procedures and related examinations.

  • Applies ZIO patches, holter, and event monitors, scanning holter monitor studies, and creating monitor reports.

  • Operates diagnostic equipment.

  • Provides patient instructions to assure confidence and cooperation.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work requires long periods of standing, bending, walking and carrying light items and mobilization of heavy equipment without the help of the machine technician. Must have above average agility and dexterity for the operation of highly technical equipment and response to emergencies.

WORKING CONDITIONS: There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area.

The work is sometimes stressful. Technicians perform the work in a setting involving regular and recurring exposure to infectious and contagious diseases, odors and other risks which require special health and safety precautions such as wearing protective clothing such as gloves, masks, or, lead aprons.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday

  • Friday, 7:30am

  • 4:00pm; Shifts may rotate including weekends and holidays.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
7

  • Job family (Series)
    0649 Medical Instrument Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

GRADE DETERMINATION GS-4:

At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. Six months of this experience may have been in medically related fields such as nursing assistant, practical nursing, or similar fields.

The remaining six months must have been in operating diagnostic and therapeutic equipment covered by this occupation. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited at this level.

OR

Education.

Successful completion of two years of education above high school or an associate's degree with a major field of study directly related to the medical instrument technician occupation.

AND

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: In addition can demonstrate the following KSAs:

KSA1: Knowledge of basic medical terminology.

KSA2: Ability to learn the components, operating characteristics, and settings of the equipment to be used.

KSA3: Ability to learn typical patient reactions to the basic procedures involved and ability to recognize signs of distress.

KSA4: Ability to learn the standard positions for the procedure being conducted.

KSA5: Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

GRADE DETERMINATION GS-5: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled.

This would be experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level.

OR

Education: Successful completion of 4 academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, or a bachelor's degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions.

AND

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: In addition can demonstrate the following KSAs:

KSA1: Knowledge of standard medical terminology to interpret physician orders or instructions.

KSA2: Knowledge of common physical disabilities and ability to position patients for the examination or treatment.

KSA3: Ability to learn the normal and abnormal results for routine procedures to recognize and report obvious abnormalities.

KSA4: Ability to operate the equipment to administer routine/standard diagnostic treatment or procedures.

KSA5: Ability to perform standard operator maintenance on the equipment including the ability to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and calibrate the machine.

GRADE DETERMINATION GS-6: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled. and

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: In addition can demonstrate the following KSAs:

KSA1: Ability to recognize special patient needs such as disabilities, impaired mobility, and complicating medical conditions in order to prepare and position the patient for the prescribed procedure.

KSA2: Knowledge of the specialized equipment and accessories appropriate to Holter monitoring and ability to perform such tests.

KSA3: Knowledge of universal precautions and sterilization techniques and ability to follow CDC guidelines in cleaning equipment.

KSA4: Ability to monitor the patient for adverse reactions and take appropriate action.

KSA5: Ability to operate the equipment to perform standard and routine highly specialized procedures including exercise stress testing.

GRADE DETERMINATION GS-7: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled.

This would be experience which provided the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently conduct difficult but standardized echocardiographic examinations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: In addition can demonstrate the following KSAs:

KSA1: Knowledge of typical patient reactions and signs of distress including the ability to recognize, report and treat potentially lethal arrhythmias.

KSA2: Knowledge of common equipment settings and standardized procedures plus knowledge of common errors and corrective measures.

KSA3: Ability to modify procedures/positions to obtain the correct results with patients with complicating conditions such as amputations, Parkinson's disease, structural defects, and scar tissue.

KSA4: Ability to act as a mentor or preceptor to lower graded technicians.

KSA5: Ability to conduct in-service training on the EKG equipment and related instrumentation.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs(e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.



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Medical Instrument Technician (Ekg) - Internal

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Department Of Veterans Affairs