This incumbent serves as an Intermittent Health Technician (EMT) in the Fire Service at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (BCVAMC). The department also provides medical assistance to Fort Custer National Cemetery, which is adjacent to the Medical Center.The cemetery property and buildings are located on 770 acres of which approximately ¾ is heavily wooded. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides transportation services to Veterans in medically stable condition to other medical care facilities throughout the State of Michigan and surrounding areas. May drive and operate an ambulance to the location of the patient. Performs ambulance inspections and reports any problems associated with the vehicle to their immediate supervisor. Provides non-invasive procedures following State and Federal BLS EMT protocols and in support of the attending Physician. Work Schedule: Intermittent Schedule, not to work more than 40 hours per week Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (EMT)/ 91055-A Physical Requirements: The work involves extended periods of heavy moving and lifting of patients. Generally, the work requires recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and positioning of patients, frequently under adverse conditions. The work will also require prolonged periods of driving or sitting inside of an ambulance.
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.