The Health Technician provides support in a wide variety of basic clinical and administrative activities in the residential outpatient domiciliary setting. Examples are buildings sanitation, security. patient accountability, safety, health. and practical advice/counsel to patients. The incumbent must be capable of independent decision-making skills, particularly as it relates to immediate situations regarding patient safety and security. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Acting in the capacity of liaison/expedite between patients and team members as well as specialty and ancillary services. Documenting patient interactions in both CPRS and Vista, including vital signs, Urine Drug Screens. observed patient behaviors and activities, group psychoeducation notes, appointments, etc. Supporting Veterans patients to develop initial trust and relationships with staff upon entry into the rehabilitation program. Maintaining the safety and security of all patients. Ensuring program integrity and patient engagement in programming. This includes performing environmental rounds, maintaining awareness of patient activities and participation requirements. Coordinating domiciliary bed transfers (bed location in VISTA), within and between the domiciliary buildings. Facilitating recovery-based psycho-education groups to Veterans with Mental Health and Substance abuse and performs subsequent documentation. Reassigning Veteran cleaning duties in the event that the previously assigned Veteran cannot complete the duties due to illness, authorized absence, hospitalization, etc. Conducting environmental safety rounds in assigned domiciliary area frequently during all tours of duty and take appropriate action independently, as indicated. Alerting emergencies situations to the VA Police for prompt action to assure safety to all domiciliary patients and staff. Effectively implementing skills of '·Prevention & Management of Disruptive Behavior." Exercising good judgment and skill in influencing and communicating with distressed patients. Completing observed Urine Drug Screens according to proper procedure. Conducting simple tests such as glucometer readings and vital signs, and recording results. Providing administrative coordination of patient care and to advising the professional staff on administrative and logistical factors associated with direct patient care. Completing reports of special incidents. accidents, work orders, and special projects as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, 7:30-4:00 PM and 3:30 PM to Midnight-with rotating weekends and holidays Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician-Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program/PD90479A Physical Requirements: The work is performed in a clinic setting. This includes a variety of periods of sitting, walking, standing, and carrying of items. The incumbent must be able to utilize good body mechanics. The incumbent must be physically capable of walking distances required to perform daily rounds, multiple times per shift, respond to emergencies within the facility, complete emergency procedures including but not limited to: evacuations. drills and Basic Life Support. The incumbent must be able to maintain auditory and visual alertness during all assigned tours of duty. Internal Number: 608696400
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