Lead Intermediate Care Technician (Emergency Department)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Temple, Texas
Internal Number: 623581600
The Lead Intermediate Care Technician is within the Emergency Department and is assigned to the Department of Veteran Affairs. This position serves as an advanced technician for the ED for patients who are present for treatments while also servicing as an Lead Intermediate Care Technician position subject matter expert, mentor, monitor, and coach for Intermediate Care Technicians. The incumbent may assist with or perform other related approved technical health care procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performing observation-based screening and collecting patient information in collaboration with licensed personnel. Assisting in behavioral/psychiatric situations in an emergency setting. This can include assisting licensed personnel with crisis intervention, assists with the management of aggressive or suicidal psychiatric patients, by providing one-to-one observations and applying prevention and management of disruptive behavior techniques (PMDB). Mentors ICT's by providing guidance on professional and job duties, methods and techniques of team building, and how to work in a team to accomplish tasks or projects. Setting up equipment and passing instruments in the event of: cardioversions, insertion of thoracostomy tubes, or initiation of mechanical ventilation to restore normal physiological function or prevent deterioration of patient's condition. Operates specialized medical equipment such as defibrillators, electrocardiographs, and oxygen apparatus in accordance with applicable training and standards. Ensures that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated to the ICT's they lead and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, products, and services. Provides support, relief, and coverage as needed to central station telemetry and documents in the telemetry record and reports all observed electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in the patient's condition to the licensed staff. Respond to medical emergencies on the facility grounds, and sometimes encounters situations which may be life threatening as part of the Rapid Response Team (RRT), Code Blue, or medical transport team. Transports patients without cardiac monitor and assists licensed clinical professionals with patients who need continuous cardiac monitoring. Conducts or assists with the training of personnel in CPR, and advanced emergency medical care techniques, if appropriately trained. Leads the team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; makes-adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; and ensures that each team member has an integral role in developing the final team products and services. Work Schedule: The position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments 24 hours operational to include weekends/holidays. Multiple rotating shifts available as determined and based on organizational needs. Rotating shifts as listed: 7:30am - 4:00pm, 3:30pm - 12:00am, 11:30pm-08:00am. Nights and Weekends: Required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Lead Intermediate Care Technician (Emergency Department)/PD08644O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.