OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? A Recruitment/Relocation incentive is not authorized. Current, Permanent Employees at the Milwaukee VA should apply under announcement ML-11136665-21-KH. The Cardiology Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, is part of the Medical Center, is part of the Medical Division Cardiac and Electrophysiology Labs (CCL/EPL).The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for a variety of highly technical invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures such as assisting in the cardiac catheterization lab (CCL) for diagnostic and interventional procedures as well as cross-coverage in the Electrophysiology Lab (EP) to assist with procedures such as device implants, laser lead extractions, lead revisions, diagnostic/interventional Electrophysiology and EPS, Cryo Ablations and Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA), Ventricular Fibrillation Induction (VFI) procedures; and for pacemaker telephonic monitoring and Holter and Event Monitoring recorders. Major Duties: Prepares the patient for their procedure by placing EKG electrodes, defibrillator pads, and non-invasive blood pressure cuff, pulse oximetry, and O2 tubing. Set-ups, calibrates, and operates a variety of electronic monitoring and computerized recording equipment used in the CCL. Scrub in to assist MD during initial sheath and catheter placement and use sterile technique when handing off catheters to MDs. Draws and calculates ventricular volumes and ejection fractions from the digital images. Records and collects all hemodynamic data during a cardiac catheterization. Maintains the equipment in the cardiac catheterization lab in good working order by making minor adjustments, calibrations, routine preventive maintenance and first line maintenance to ensure that the equipment is properly serviced and inspected for safety hazards. Under the direction of an Electrophysiologist (MD) and RNs, sets-up, calibrates, and operates a variety of electronic monitoring and recording equipment used in the electrophysiology lab. Remains alert to assist in the detection of normal and abnormal electrocardiograms in order to alert the Electrophysiologist (MD) to any abnormal change or life-threatening change in rhythm. Assists during a RFA, performing different functions as needed such as operating the RFA equipment, performing an EKG, operating the stimulator, timing the duration of the RFA, watching the impedance level for a sudden rise, or recording a procedure note for the RFA. Work Schedule: Full Time; Monday - Friday Day Shift with on-call obligation for nights/weekends and holidays; because of the on-call requirements, candidate must be able to be on-site in department within 30 min. of initial page. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.