The Nursing Assistant (NA) will provide care to the residents/patients of the assigned unit (Community Living Center, Acute Psychiatric, Mental Health Residential Rehab Program, Medical) or other areas as needed. The NA will work under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. The care needed will be determined by the service. The Nursing Assistant Care includes, but is not limited to: Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, eating and mobility; Operates a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, wheelchairs, stretchers, vital sign machines, bladder scanners, lifts and oxygen; Assists with procedures using proper technique; Transports patients using safe technique; Completes thorough, timely and accurate documentation of care provided; Must be able to recognize and react to acute changes or emergent patient conditions such as bleeding, abnormal vital signs and behavior crisis; If assigned to the acute medical unit, will be required to pass test for cardiac rhythms and watch monitors; Monitor watching will require recognition of alarms for serious or life threatening rhythms and immediate notification of the Registered Nurse who is responsible for assessment and intervention; Other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Shift work to include rotating shift, nights, weekends and holidays. 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.