The position is located at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in the Ambulatory Care Service. The primary purpose of the Health Technician is to provide medical and administrative support assistance to the Patient Aligned Care Team, Ambulatory Care Service (ACS). Duties include, but not limited to: Provide medical support care functions, safety in the environment, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease process and normal aging, so that the Health Tech can identify abnormal conditions and report these to the health care professional. Effective communication to interview patients and families to gather appropriate/pertinent medical information/history as it relates to clinical reminders for which the Health Tech is within their scope and complexity to complete. Insertion techniques for drainage apparatus; proper storage of blood and body fluid specimens; performance of complex and sterile dressing procedures. Practical knowledge and skill in utilizing equipment to perform the following: EKG, CBG, bladder scan, monofilament foot exams and vital signs and other procedures as outlined above. Ability to operate portable oxygen and suction equipment; lifting and transfer devices. Practical knowledge of standard procedures for providing medical support care following VHA and Medical Center policy and procedures in a safe and effective manner so as to protect patients, team members and self from injury or exposure. Provides clerical and administrative support to relieve health care professionals in the Primary Care to include appointment scheduling. Obtains release of information forms and assists patients, visitors and others requesting information, guidance or referral for special assistance. Processes data requests. Provides support for patient education, referrals and resources appropriate to the needs/requests of the patient and or as directed by supervisor, and or clinical team Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/PD12810A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: The work requires frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting, bending, stretching, pushing, turning and at times lifting heavy equipment and/or patients. Good vision and hearing are required to collect patient data.
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.