The full performance, Emergency Department (ED) Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) is assigned to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This position serves as an advanced technician for the ED for patients who are present for treatment. The incumbent performs ongoing patient care duties in the ED. Duties include but are not limited to: Collect vital signs. Examples: vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG). Point-of-care (POC). Examples: Abbott hand-held blood analyzer (I-STAT), glucometer. Set up equipment and surgical instrumentation. Examples: chest tube insertion, filling water chambers, handing instruments in a sterile field, and hooking up to suction when ordered. Conduct observations and interventions. Examples: oxygen therapy and splinting. Provide wound care. Examples: bandaging, application of dressings and wound measurements. Specimen collection and Preparation. Examples: collecting and labeling venous blood samples and mucous specimens. Geriatric-specific care. Example: screening for depression, elder abuse, consults, phone follow-up, in-person follow-up and assisting with ambulation, fall prevention. Assisting with patient exams and screening. Examples: gynecology exams, Brief Confusion Assessment Method (bCAM) screening. Transport patients. Examples: Can transport patients without cardiac monitor. Assists licensed clinical professionals with patients who need continues cardiac monitoring, to and from diagnostic tests or admissions, and outpatient campus response teams. Cardiovascular monitoring. Examples: central station or bedside cardiac monitoring. Perform observation-based screening and collecting patient information in collaboration with licensed personnel. This may involve obtaining patient health history for chief complaints, medication history, and information about health-related or high-risk conditions that may impact the patient's health status. Assist in behavioral/psychiatric situations in an emergency setting. This can include assisting licensed personnel with crisis intervention, assists with the management of aggressive or suicidal psychiatric patients, by providing one-to-one observations and applying prevention and management of disruptive behavior techniques (PMDB). Performs duties focused on communication techniques required to complete the questioners and templates approved for use in the ED, including active listening, restating, and mirroring. Ensure medication administration will comply with national and local directives and policies. Work Schedule: Nights; 10 Hour Shifts; Alternating Weekend and Holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Intermediate Care Technician/PDS0031A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598414400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.