This position serves as a Health Technician in the Podiatry Section. This individual will assist in the care and treatment of podiatric outpatient clinic encounters and consults. The Podiatric Health Technician will be located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in the 5C Surgical Clinics. The incumbent in this position receives guidelines and privileges from the Podiatry Section Chief and the staff Podiatrist for daily work, both in supervised arid unsupervised activities. This position performs a combination of clinical and administrative duties, providing assistance to Podiatry staff in Surgery Service. Major Duties will consist of but not limited to: Preparing patient for examination, recording appropriate clinical data, providing patient education, and assisting with redressing patient as needed. Receives assignments for a variety of difficult examinations. Provides patient care that is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. Independently explains procedures and positions patients for a variety of difficult invasive procedures. Selects and sets technical factors for invasive procedures. Ensures the proper scheduling/notification of patients for surgery. Performs administrative tasks such as maintaining control records for specimens and tests and documenting measurements taken. Responds to inquiries from patients, family members and caregivers. Performs patient care procedures such as collection of specimens, applying dressing, and adjusting simple supportive equipment. Changes dressing and bandages under the direction/supervision of a surgeon. Orders and maintains an adequate stock of expendable items, such as prep solution, antiseptic solution, medication for injections, and all other items necessary for efficient operation of the Podiatry Clinic. Maintaining instruments and equipment used in the podiatric clinics. Handles possible patient reactions secondary to medications and the proper use of CPR, including knowledge of where crash carts are located. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Podiatry Section Chief and the Staff Podiatrist. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Subject to change based on the needs of the Agency. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician/PD038830 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598630200
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.