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Health Technician (Neurology)

The incumbent may be floated to any medical or surgical specialty clinic to provide support the assigned clinics/service as dictated by workload and operational need.
- Interviews patients and records subjective complaints of patients - Observes, measures, and records vital signs, including weight, height, and oxygen status.
- Performs EKGs, and other duties specific to each clinic.
- Prepares the patient for medical evaluation and treatment.
- Obtains laboratory data, X-ray results and other diagnostic reports through computerized systems and from service internal/external departments/facilities.
- Independently collects a wide range of specimens including urine, throat cultures, and wound cultures.
- Uses proper hand washing technique.
Observes proper infection control technique, according to policy and procedure in all aspects of patient care.
- Determines what the provider or nurse will need during the evaluation and treatment of patient and obtains supplies to enhance work flow and processing.
- Documents all interventions in the medical record.
- Initiates basic health teaching and/or reinforces patient education under the guidance of the healthcare provider.
- Monitors and re-stocks medical supplies and linen, and ensures that medical equipment is in operating order.
- Provides physical care to patients as needed (changing, undressing, toileting).
- Provides and documents instruction to patients and/or their significant others on specimen collection and test preparation as well as orientation to the clinics.
- Monitors the waiting room area.
- Performs crash cart checks and documents appropriately.
- Processes patients' charts in preparation for scheduled visit/appointment.
- Files results of diagnostic studies in provider mailboxes and/or the clinic.
- Orders patient records through the electronic record tracking system.
- Files results of examinations and other forms into the medical record.
- Schedules pharmaceutical or tests with community providers, if necessary.
Work Schedule:
8:
00 am to 4:
30 pm Position Description Title/PD#:
402-00045-0

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