This position is located in the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Surgical Service, Podiatry Clinic at the Pensacola, FL CBOC and the Mobile AL, CBOC. The incumbent in this position receives guidelines and privileges from the Surgical Service in general, and specifically from the Podiatry Section Chief, for daily work. The duties are varied and complex, consisting of performing functions normally completed by LPNs, surgical scrub nurses/techs, laboratory technicians, etc. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Interprets requests or instruction for medical or health care personnel. Knowledge of medical terminology, and treatment of common practices and techniques. Receives and responds to several unclear inquiries from patients concerning a variety of medical, personal, and administrative matters. Secures patients' confidence and cooperation. Positions patients for procedures. Performs personal patient care. Teaches patients proper health care practices. Performs diagnostic tests and procedures. Maintains patient records. Maintains control records and documents test results. Receives and Interprets requests for procedures. Sets up equipment, determines necessary technical factors and sets controls. Operates equipment and assists medical staff with diagnostic procedures. Handles clerical and administrative support and coordination requirements. Performs health care procedures. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (Podiatry)/PD03542A Physical Requirements: This is a mentally and physically demanding position. Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking; Work with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and similar activities; Uses principles of body mechanics and obtains assistance when needed; Uses protective measures and techniques in managing disturbed behavior; This position also requires patient lifting and positioning patients for podiatry treatment.
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.