The Health Technician provides direct patient care, clinical and administrative support in a wide variety of patient care and related activities in the Nursing service. To receive consideration for vacancies, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). An initial cut-off will take place July 16, 2021 to begin initial applicant consideration. Final cut-off for application will be July 30, 2021. The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1 b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to Veterans residing in 40 counties in Central and Western Kentucky and in Southern Indiana. Duties include but not limited to: Performs direct patient support work including bathing, oral care, hair care, related hygiene and toileting care; postmortem care; turning, positioning, lifting, transferring patients Obtains and documents patients' vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiration, actual weight, oxygen saturation and postural vital signs) Performs timely electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG) and routine maintenance and storage of ECG/EKG and/or other monitoring equipment Transports specimens to laboratory or specified location Arranges and passes medical instruments and materials to medical/nursing professional for a variety of tests and procedures Performs skin puncture for blood glucose checks and monitors glucometer controls Performs venipuncture to obtain serum blood samples as ordered Move, lifts, transfers and transports patients as necessary using proper equipment and correct transfer techniques. Assists patients to ambulate and transfer safely Work Schedule: Based On The Needs Of The Service Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician/PD40133-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.