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? The Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) is assigned to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and is under Nursing Services. This position serves as an advance technician for the ambulatory surgical care care setting and is located at the Milo C. Huempfner VA Health Care Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Perform observation-based screening and collecting patient information in collaboration with licensed personnel. This may involve completing clinical reminders, obtaining patient health history, chief complaints, medication history, and identification of health-related conditions that may impact the patient's health status. -Vital signs. Examples: vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG). -Point-of-care (POC). Examples: Abbott hand-held blood analyzer (I-STAT), glucometer, COVID swabbing -Equipment and surgical instrumentation set up. Examples: skin biopsies (excisional, shave, punch). -Treatments and interventions. Examples: Cryotherapy, incision and drainage, ambulation, and Foley coude' catheter insertion. -Wound care. Examples: bandaging, application of dressings and wound measurements. -Specimen collection and Preparation. Examples: collecting and labeling venous blood samples and mucous specimens. -Mental health care. Examples: Crisis intervention, performs behavioral/mental health screens, conducts interviews, and observes -behavioral patients. -Assisting with patient exams and screening, utilizing technology such as telehealth peripherals. Examples: postoperative care follow up. -Cardiovascular monitoring. Examples: central station or bedside cardiac monitoring. -Medication Administration: nebulized medications, topical, limited PO meds, vaccine administration. -Starts Peripheral IVs. -Irrigations. Examples: cerumen and foreign body irrigation, eye irrigation. -Electronic Health Record (EHR): Thoroughly and appropriately documents actions, interventions, and procedures in the medical record. Examples: Procedural notes and progress notes -Operates specialized medical equipment such as defibrillators, electrocardiographs, and oxygen apparatus. -Patient education within scope of care or while providing an intervention. Examples: postprocedural care, splint care and wound care. -Follow-up care: Examples: Suture removal. NOTE: These tasks are not all inclusive and require the demonstration of appropriate training and documented competence prior to their performance. The incumbent may assist with or perform other related approved technical health care procedures under the direction and supervision of the licensed personnel as competency is demonstrated and documented. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 5:00pm with varied shifts Physical Requirements: The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning patients, or similar activities. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: PD99968A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599513500
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.