This position serves as a Health Technician in the Emergency Department assisting with patient care activities under the direction of the Nurse Management, Assistant Nurse Manager, or Chief of ER. As a Health Technician, you will: Serve as a member of the ER staff and participate in the assessment of physical, functional, psychosocial, and spiritual and discharge planning needs of patients assigned in collaboration with the provider, social workers, nurses and/or other health care providers. Utilize Universal Precautions in caring for the ER patients. Perform EKG at the bedside upon arrival of patients with chest pain or angina equivalent symptoms. Request and apply prosthetic equipment required by patient to aid in minimizing functional limitations: and instruct patients on equipment issued. Perform blood sugar testing, Troponin testing, phlebotomy including blood culture collection using aseptic technique to avoid specimen contamination. Perform sterile dressing changes, ace bandage application, application of ice pack, Kthermia pads hypo and hyperthermia equipment's. Take patient's vital signs, height, weight, neuro-vital signs, pulse oximetry-all with appropriate documentation. Enter notes or patient data into patient electronic medical record. Perform administrative and clerical duties as directed by Nurse Manager or designee, such as answering phones at the front desk, answering call lights, obtaining supplies, and printing patient rosters each shift. Work Schedule: Monday - Sunday 07:30am - 4:00pm, 11:30am - 10:00pm, or 3:30pm - Midnight (Shift work), subject to change based on needs of the organization. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/PD3737-A and PD03737-A Physical Requirements: The work can be physically taxing and will require standing and walking. It may require lifting and moving patients into and out of stretchers or chairs and pushing or pulling wheeled equipment. This announcement will remain open until the January 31, 2022, closing date, which is the date beyond which the system no longer accepts applications for an advertised position. The initial cut-off date is November 08, 2021. Additional qualified applicants may be considered as vacancies become available. Applications submitted after November 08, 2021, may not receive consideration. In addition, due to the potential of a high volume of applicants, not all applicants may receive consideration.
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.