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Intermediate Care Technician

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

This position is assigned to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This position serves as an advance technician in the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP). [ "Duties include, but are not limited to: Performing 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. Complete approved templates and tools, such as the intake form, normal result notes, and follow up treatment protocols. Assists in behavioral/psychiatric situations. This can include assisting licensed personnel with crisis intervention, 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 any outpatient clinical setting, including active listening, restating, and mirroring. Assists licensed staff with the delivery of care to patients with complex, specialized, and potentially life-threatening situations. Assists licensed staff with preparing patients for mental health and medical evaluation, setting up equipment, passing instruments and providing treatment. Operates specialized medical equipment to obtain diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes. Responsible for collecting a wide range of specimens and preparing them for transfer to processing. Observes patient status and keeps licensed clinical staff informed of any change in condition. Initiates cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BLS) and use of automatic external defibrillator (AED) once certified and where appropriate according to American Heart Association (AHA) protocols and policies. Performs other duties as assigned. Clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to: Vital signs. Examples: vital signs. Point-of-care (POC). Examples: Abbott hand-held blood analyzer (I-STAT), glucometer. Equipment and surgical instrumentation set up . Examples: Setting up exam equipment. Treatments and interventions. Examples: ambulation. Wound care. Examples: bandaging, application of dressings and wound measurements. Specimen collection and Preparation. Examples: collecting and labeling urine samples. Assisting with patient exams and screening. Examples: handing out and collecting mental health measures. Mental health care. Crisis intervention, performs behavioral/mental health screens, conducts interviews, and observes behavioral patients. Preparation of lab specimens and transfer to the lab for processing: Examples: Labeling, placing in the proper bin or tube system. Assisting with patient exams and screening, utilizing technology such as telehealth peripherals. Examples: gait exams and skin exams. Patient and family education within scope of care or while providing an intervention. Examples: medication education. Follow-up care: Examples: post-discharge calls. Electronic Health Record (EHR): Thoroughly and appropriately documents actions, interventions and procedures in the medical record. Examples: Procedural notes, progress notes, screenings, photo-documentation and secure messaging. Work Schedule: Full-Time\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Intermediate Care Technician/PD99968A and PDXXXXXX" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Grand Junction , Intermediate Care Technician, Other , Grand Junction, Colorado

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