This position Is located at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, IL (VISN 12), working in Emergency Room/Emergency Department. The primary purpose of this position Is to assist in the care and treatment of emergency room patients and administer emergent care to patients both In the Emergency Room and throughout the Captain James A. lovell Federal Health Care Center under the supervision of the doctors and nurses. Interviews patients (to include: vital signs, chief complaint & history of present Illness, past pertinent history & prior surgeries and hospital admissions and allergies to medications). Obtains vital signs, accu-check blood sugars, electrocardiograms, orthostatic vital signs, collection of blood labs, splinting and immobilization of suspected and confirmed fractures. Reacts quickly and efficiently In emergency situations and needs little guidance. Responds appropriately and sensitively to death and dying patients, their families and loved ones. Performs 12 lead Electrocardiograms, left and right sided and posterior views as ordered by the physician. Cleans and prepares patient, the room and supplies used for emergent procedures, and preparing specimens for transport to the laboratory. Cleans & supplies examining rooms used for patient care. Assists secretary, as needed, with updating patient board, answering telephones, cleaning nurses' station and filling out paperwork. Work Schedule: Mid Shift - 11:30 AM - Midnight with rotation on weekends and holidays. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (Emergency Dept)/ PD06386A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements: Emergency room duties regularly require providing manual assistance In lifting and positioning patients, e.g., wheelchair-bound patients or assisting patients out of their vehicles. There are also periods of regular and recurring standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing, and reaching. Various equipment items may also be moved or relocated.
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