The VA St. Louis Health Care System is currently recruiting for a full-time Medical Instrument (MIT) Supervisor of EKG. The MIT Supervisor is a skilled technician who functions as a supervisor of the ECG and Telemetry MITs and assumes accountability for the operational function of the unit. The MIT Supervisor of EKG and Telemetry functions under the Nurse Manager and the Chief of Cardiology section in the Medical Service Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English (to be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English) Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirements, the following criteria must also be met: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques such as SAECG, ETT, Tilt table monitoring, electrophysiology monitoring, and event monitoring in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures, to develop analysis interpretation formats, and to receive inquiries concerning results. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. Ability to manage and supervise employees. Preferred Experience: At least 3 years of full-time employment in an ECG lab/Telemetry setting Certification and/or registration in related field preferred. Current BLS certification References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) Qualification Standard. This standard is available for review in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. ["The Medical Instrument (MIT) Supervisor of ECG & Telemetry is a skilled technician who functions as a supervisor of the ECG and Telemetry MITs and assumes accountability for the operational function of the unit. The MIT Supervisor position is an exempt entry level management position with lead responsibilities, specialized advanced knowledge and assignments, in addition to the core competencies defined at the GS-9 level. The MIT Supervisor is responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidence-based standards of practice. This includes managing staff scheduling, unit coverage, and support to Nursing Manager and staff to achieve related performance measures and Joint Commission compliance for the unit. The incumbent will maintain clinical expertise in all the components of Telemetry and the ECG Lab. They will assist with training and mentoring other technicians. They will assist the Nurse Manager with quality control and performance improvement activities. The incumbent is also responsible for organizing the unit-based orientation, annual unit-based competency training and development, and completion of performance appraisals for ECG and Telemetry MITs. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, he/she is responsible for new equipment requests, maintenance requests, equipment training, and installation of new equipment. The incumbent will coordinate all communication with vendors and schedule their visits. The MIT Supervisor of ECG and Telemetry will function in the clinical role at least 50% of time. This may include, but is not limited to, assisting with ECG completion, Holter Monitor initiation as well as data retrieval, Telemetry surveillance & reporting, MIT staffing coordination, charge responsibilities and/or staff relief for meetings, sick call, etc., and helping with the general demands in Cardiology as needed. The MIT Supervisor of ECG and Telemetry is responsible for adhering to all departmental, service, hospital, agency, and national regulations and policies. Some of the Role Responsibilities of the MIT Supervisor of ECG and Telemetry include, but not limited to: Able to provide patient care as outlined by the staff MIT job description and competencies for the unit; Assists Nurse Manager in collecting and preparing evidence for disciplinary actions for ECG and Telemetry Cardiology MITs; Conducts semi-annual performance evaluations on ECG and Telemetry MITs; Assists the Nurse Manager with maintaining Acustaf record and VATAS time keeping Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds effectively in emergency/code situations on unit; Functions as a consult person to MITs and other personnel for complex patient care issues Collaborates with Logistics and other departments/committees/personnel to ensure adequate supply coverage in both Telemetry work room and ECG Lab Acts as Unit Education Coordinator Works with the Nurse Manager in mentoring new staff and students in clinical and professional role development acting as a role model. Monitor's staffing needs and maintains adequate levels to provide safe patient care in coordination with the Nurse Manager; Monitor's vendor presence within the Telemetry workroom and ECG lab Maintains a safe unit environment by routinely inspecting the area and requesting engineering/housekeeping assistance as needed. Communicates and/or mediates effectively with staff and support personnel to solve patient care and staff issues. Assists the Nurse Manager in monitoring unit for compliance with applicable performance measures and Joint Commission standards Acts as lead Charge MIT Responsible for MIT training and mentoring Charges on the shifts worked in staffing Assists the Nurse Manager in facilitating unit flow Assists the Nurse Manager in departmental projects and initiatives. Provides interpretation and rationale for hospital policies and procedures to personnel, physicians, and others. Audits charts for complete and accurate documentation. Investigates and completes follows-up on variances or discrepancies. Communicate and interact appropriately with all internal and external customers. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information. Demonstrate managerial practices that include effective Labor/Management Partnership and leadership skills. Other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: This position potentially requires flexibility in work schedule and assignment locations at Jefferson Barracks or John Cochran Hospitals, shifts could include days, evening, nights and weekends Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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