The position is located in the Department of Intensive Care (ICU) within the Directorate for Nursing Services located at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, Illinois. The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is larger than Just a single facility, is a system of facilities throughout Northeastern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin provide medical and dental services to U.S. Military Veterans, Recruits, Active Duty and eligible beneficiaries. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides continuous monitoring of cardiac rate, rhythm, and patterns of conduction at a monitoring station. Measures, prints and interprets rhythms at designated intervals and PRN. Recognizes, and reports to appropriate professional care providers, and changes in a patient's rhythm that are outside of established parameters. Promptly validates, and then invalidates alarms conditions for each patient. Monitors patients' vital signs and response to treatments while undergoing various procedures. Recognizes life threating situations and notifies RN. Measures EKG strips including the PRI, QRS duration and rate using designated length of strip and time frame. Maintains accurate documentation and computer data input for all information gathered to formulate a permanent record of the EKG. Troubleshoots and identifies equipment malfunction or failure. Maintains cleanliness of the station equipment and adequate levels of supplies for performance of duties. Knowledge of computer programs equivalent to Microsoft Windows, such as word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, etc., Work Schedule: NIGHTS WITH ROTATION TO WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician-Telemetry/PD06581A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599460100
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.