This position is in the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit in Inpatient Acute Care Directorate at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, Illinois, West Campus. The FHCC is larger than just a single facility, but rather a system of facilities throughout Northeastern Illinois which provides medical and dental services to U.S. Military Veterans, Recruits, Active Duty and eligible beneficiaries. The Health Technician (Telemetry) purpose is to assist in the care and management of patients in acute care setting. The position provides clinical, technical and direct patient care support. In this capacity the incumbent must be skillful and flexible in establishing goals and setting priorities. Duties may include but are not limited to: Direct patient care under the supervision of an RN, ability to rotate tour of duty between day, evening and night shifts as needed to ensure staffing coverage, working weekends and holidays as assigned. Admit and provides patient orientation to the unit. Performing basic nursing skills including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration and oxygen saturation, glucose monitoring, oral suctioning, nasal swabs and discontinuation of peripheral IV catheter. Performs bladder scanning, records and reports results. Performs hourly rounding on patients; documents patient information on flow sheets. Provides telemetry monitor teaching, placement and care of electrodes notifying ICU technician upon admission and discharge. Performs 12-lead EKG, can identify basic rhythms and arrhythmias, provides appropriate communication to RN. Activates Code Blue and initiates CPR when indicated. Assist in CPR resuscitation and other procedures and therapies, documenting rhythm changes. Assists with toileting, catheter care, specimen collection using appropriate personal protective equipment. Promotes correct use of ambulation devices, recognizes safety risks, assist in behavioral/psychiatric situations. Assists with feeding, wound irrigation and dressing changes. Transport's patients to and from appointments. Work Schedule: Full-time, 12-hour days or Nights Rotation of Holidays and Weekends Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Telemetry)/PD06675A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Care Center is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We embrace our differences as individuals and unite as a team toward a common goal: to serve our nation's Veterans.
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.