The Intermediate Care Technician is primarily responsible for providing life-saving medical treatment in emergency situations to include initial patient observations, subjective and objective information, prompt and efficient patient care, patient handling, and patient transport in accordance with protocols. Emergency medicine, provided through proper and prompt initial care, significantly increases patient survivability and reduces the possibility of long-term serious injury. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performing observation-based screening and collecting patient information in collaboration with licensed personnel. Assisting 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). Setting up equipment and passing instruments in the event of: cardioversions, insertion of thoracostomy tubes, or initiation of mechanical ventilation to restore normal physiological function or prevent deterioration of patient's condition. Operates specialized medical equipment such as defibrillators, electrocardiographs, and oxygen apparatus in accordance with applicable training and standards. Provides support, relief, and coverage as needed to central station telemetry and documents in the telemetry record and reports all observed electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in the patient's condition to the licensed staff. Respond to medical emergencies on the facility grounds, and sometimes encounters situations which may be life threatening as part of the Rapid Response Team (RRT), Code Blue, or medical transport team. Transports patients without cardiac monitor and assists licensed clinical professionals with patients who need continuous cardiac monitoring. Conducts or assists with the training of personnel in CPR, and advanced emergency medical care techniques, if appropriately trained. The above tasks are not all inclusive and require the demonstration of appropriate training and documented competence prior to their performance. The selectee may assist with or perform other related technical health care procedures under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm; 3:30 pm - 12:00 am; and 11:30 pm - 08:00 am. (Tour may be changed based on the needs of the Service) Compressed Work Schedule with Rotating Shifts: Required Nights and Weekends: Required Virtual Position: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Lead Intermediate Care Technician - Emergency Dept./PD08642A 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.