This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 1, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 3/15/2021. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis. NOTE: This posting will remain open until no longer needed but no later than 06/01/2021. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for services with the highest need. This is an open and continuous announcement (OCA) that will be used for filling multiple vacancies for GS-7 Intermediate Care Technician across the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) Program is a program designed to hire former military corpsmen, combat medics and medical technicians into positions at VA Medical Centers as an integral part of the medical team. ICTs operate within clearly-defined clinical competencies. For the purposes of this job announcement ICTs may work in multiple clinical settings based on facility needs, these include but are not limited to, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Primary Care, Specialty Clinics, and COVID Screening and Swabbing Stations. Clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performing Diagnostic Tests. Examples: Vital Signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) Point-of-Care. Examples: glucometer, COVID swabbing. Specimen collection and Preparation. Examples: collecting and labeling venous blood samples. Wound Care. Examples: bandaging, application of dressings and wound measurements. Medication Administration: nebulized medications, topical, limited PO meds, vaccine administration. Mental Health Care: Examples: Crisis intervention, performs behavioral/mental health screens. Treatments and Interventions: Examples: Cryotherapy, incision and drainage, ambulation, and Foley coude' catheter insertion. Suture and/or Staple Removal. Splinting and Casting. Patient education within scope of care or while providing an intervention. Electronic Health Record (EHR): Thoroughly and appropriately documents actions, interventions and procedures in the medical record. Examples: Procedural notes and progress notes. Work Schedule: Full Time, Tours of duty vary. May Include nights, weekends, and holidays. Specific Tours will be discussed by the hiring manager for the position they are seeking to fill. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for services with the highest need. Position Description Title/PD#: Intermediate Care Technician (Medical Assistant)/ 99968-A Physical Requirements: The work involves extended periods of bending, standing and walking. Generally, the work requires recurring physical exertion with assisting patients.
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.