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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.


    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo. 

    We are currently seeking a dynamic leader for our MIT-EKG position.    VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

    **Current VA and federal employees should apply under Job Announcement BH-17-186-HA-1954811-BU.

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    The incumbent, under the supervision of the supervisor, displays proficiency and performs at a level of excellence in all EKG procedures and other related procedures in accordance with the guidelines established and policies and procedures of VA Black Hills Health Care System.

    The incumbent independently performs the full range of electrocardiograph procedures, and related examinations, such as applying ambulatory monitoring devices, scanning Holter tapes/disks, Holter monitor strips and editing EKG, Holter, and treadmill reports. Utilizes MUSE cardiology storage systems, operates diagnostic medical equipment as a part of the treatment for the patient, supports Respiratory Therapists and physicians with exercise tolerance testing system, Holter monitoring scanner and Pulmonary Function Equipment. Receives request and/or, consults for procedures. Interprets request from physician for appropriateness of requested procedure for patient's ability perform prescribed test. Receives assignment for which clear precedents exist. Receives assignments that require application of standard procedures or that have special procedures identified and explained. Employee understands and carries out the appropriate requests made by practitioners or seeks assistance of the supervision when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is requested. Instructs patient pre-procedure to assure confidence and cooperation of patient during procedures. Independently explains various procedures including need for positions on table or treadmill, monitoring equipment, adverse reactions to stressing agents. Explains requirements for accurate monitoring and necessity of diary entries. Answers question by patient and or family members.
    Performs Medical Instrument Technician work with stress test specialty. This requires experience in operating, supervising the operation of the instructing in the operation of specialized equipment related to the specialization of the position. Performs MI Tech work with Holter Monitoring specialty. This specialty area requires experience in applying, operating and instructing in Holter Monitoring equipment. The complying of data, revising reports and completing reports for physician review. Assists the scheduling of patients for application and removal of monitors. Instructs in the operation of EKG equipment to nursing staff, in-patient care and clinic areas. Instructs the physicians and cardiology staff in the storage and use of the MUSE System.

    This incumbent must be reliable, able to work independently and be self-motivated. The MIT-EKG is responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision, and values of VA Black Hills Health Care System.

    Location: The position is located in the Cardiology Section of Respiratory Therapy in the Diagnostics Service Line at Fort Meade, SD.

    Work Schedule: 80 hours biweekly, this position involves rotating shifts, holidays, nights, and weekends. Employee must report to facility within 20 minutes of receiving a call back.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician/Electrocardiograph Technician, GS-0649-07

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required on occasion for coverage

    Supervisory status


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