Provides clinical and administrative support to the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services (PMRS) related to patient care activities provided by the physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and recreational therapists within the service and is responsible and accountable for a variety of technical, medical, and administrative work for veterans during the diagnosis and treatment of illness, minor surgical procedures, preventive health care, and pre- and post-operative care. Calls patients from waiting area back to exam/procedure room; Assists in arranging and coordinating appointments, tests, and procedure schedules, and organizing clinical and administrative functions; Assists with set up of clinical equipment as needed; Assists with administering clinical tests and measures as directed by Therapist or Physician; Reviews and documents appropriate clinical reminders in CPRS; Performs basic fittings of assisted devices on patients and provides patient education on the use of equipment; Orders and monitors supply of assistive devices for all clinics; Operates and maintains medical instruments and equipment for diagnostic and treatment procedures and inputs work orders as needed; Serves as the unit timekeeper for the Service and supports the primary timekeeper located at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. Work Schedule: Typically 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/01734-A and 01735-A Physical Requirements: Work involves periods of standing, walking, prolonged sitting, reaching, use of screw drivers and pliers, bending, carrying moderate weight, such as used in restocking or assembling durable medical equipment (i.e. wheelchairs). Work also involves the use of a computer for scheduling, and the use of other office equipment such as printers, copiers, fax machine and typewriters. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
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.