This position is located in the Neurology Care Line. The employee is responsible for the more complex personal patient care duties, supporting diagnostic procedures, technical nursing treatments, patient charting, and patient instruction which involves direct work relationships with patients. Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11255069-22-HYC. The duties of the Nursing Assistant includes but is not limited to: Performs basic nursing care (Activities of Daily Living) which include but not limited to: Oral Hygiene; Takes vital signs, height and weight, P.P., P.R.T.; Measures intake and output and documents in patient record; Suctioning naso/oral cavity; Bathing (bed bath, partial bath, tub, shower, foot bath, sitz bath; Shaving; Hair care, including shampoo for bedfast patients; Eye care including prosthesis; Skin care (topical ointments, duoderm etc.); Observe and reports signs of skin breakdown to RN/LVN; Range of motion (passive and active); Post-mortem care; Transfers assistance (bed to chair, chair to bed, etc.); Itemizes patient belongings according to unit procedures. Performs diagnostic support duties which include but not limited to: Document and report vital signs, height and weight; Neuro vital signs; Blood Glucose testing; Collection of specimens: urine, sputum, and feces; Urine Glucose testing; Correctly applies EKG (12 leads) and obtains EKG strip in critical care areas. Performs simple and complex procedures which include but not limited to: Simple and complex dressing changes; Colostomy wound skin care & application of appliances; Sets up suctioning equipment; Application of Ace bandages and anti-embolic stockings; Application of external urinary catheter; Hypo-hyperthermia equipment; Oxygen equipment set up and including portable oxygen tank; Application and reapplication of restraints and prosthetic devices according to approved protocols; Insertion of Foley catheter; Observe and report skin condition for patients in restraints and report to RN/LVN; Performs designated basic treatments and procedures as specific to work area; Application of SCR Sequential Compression Devices; Assisting patients with ambulation, range of motion exercises, and other rehabilitative and restorative aspects of nursing care; Correctly administers suppositories as a part of an established bowel training program under the supervision of an RN/LVN (SCI,TCC,IMC). Utilizes Standard Precautions in caring for all patients. Assists the patient in accomplishing activities of daily living and rehabilitation measures. Performs basic procedures for accomplishing the patient requirements for nutrition and hydration. Performs basic procedures, which include but not limited to accomplishing the patient requirements for elimination needs: Assists the patient with bedpan, urinal, bedside commode and other toileting activities; Provides water to patients; Reports and records elimination patterns. Recognizes emergent situations such as patient need for CPR/choking procedure and initiates immediate action based upon the medical center policy. Observes and practices all established safety practices and complies with the Medical Center policies on Safety, Employee Health Services, Workers' Compensation related to on the job injuries, and personal protective clothing/equipment. Work Schedule: Night shift 7:30 pm - 8:00am with rotating scheduled days. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
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.