Public Health Clinical Technician

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$37,475.36 - $62,458.86 Annually
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Dec 04, 2020
Ref
20-01865
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Come join the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Medical Branch. This position is based in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment and we are seeking a skilled professional to join the team as a Public Health Technician. This position is an opportunity to support the health care operations at the Adult Detention Center and make a difference every day in overall patient health. The incumbent will perform the following functions in this position:
  • Completes order laboratory testing, including blood draws and other specimen collection, and sends to external lab for analysis and results. The ideal candidate must have at least one-year experience in Phlebotomy and drawing blood.
  • Receives, stocks, and, when appropriate, all medications sent from pharmacy to support medication administration processes
  • Works collaboratively with entire medical team to support all lab work and pharmacy operations at the Adult Detention Center
  • Maintains related policies, procedures, and protocols and providing updates in order to assure compliance with new requirements.
  • Provides support as needed for patient basic care including taking blood pressure and other related pre-appointment information-gathering.
  • Provide support for medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and nursing squads to allow for solid business processes.
Note: This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel"

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Provides technical paramedical services to individuals and/or families in clinics, ambulatory care centers, offices, or community settings;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Performs Snellen (eye chart), Ishihara vision (color), and audio (hearing) testing;
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests and/or specimen collections per agency protocol (e.g., venipuncture; finger, foot, and heel stick;
  • blood pressure checks; and urine testing);
  • Records and reports testing and specimen collection findings;
  • Prepares lab specimens collected for shipment to other labs;
  • Maintains a neat clinic area, assuring supply room is properly stocked and organized and that equipment is cleaned, sterilized and maintained in good working order.
  • Under the direction of a physician, as authorized by the Medical Practice Act:
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to an injection;
  • Administers medications and performs treatments;
  • Administers immunizations.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the standard procedures for performing hearing, vision, EKG, PFT, and other tests;
  • Skill in performing technical medical procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening);
  • Ability to perform CPR or perform emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to perform a variety of clinical tests and record the results;
  • Ability to identify questionable test findings;
  • Ability to elicit sufficient pertinent medical information from a client and record a medical history that is complete and accurate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff members.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from a clinical technician training program, such as that provided by the armed services;
plus one year of experience as a clinical technician.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Certification in phlebotomy .
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driver's license check, a pre-employment medical evaluation, a polygraph exam, psychological exam, and Tuberculosis test to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Duties involve direct contact with inmates for draw blood, other labs, and provide basic medical care.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and move large supply boxes alone or with Dolley.
  • Ability to perform CPR and perform emergency treatment for life threatening conditions.
  • Ability to move throughout the adult detention center as necessary to preform job functions.
  • All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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