Nursing Assistant (NA) at the full performance level, function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the care of patients, residents receiving preventive, acute, subacute chronic, maintenance, and hospice care. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. The NA is learning to perform basic nursing duties under close supervision in a variety of health care settings such as outpatient, inpatient, home or community living care, acute, sub-acute. The NA will care for patients/residents with acute to chronic conditions. All duties performed will be completed under close supervision with appropriate training and competencies for assigned task. Will learn to appropriately utilize glucose monitoring machine to collect and document appropriate glucose readings for assigned veteran. Maintains a positive therapeutic relationship by displaying respect for human dignity with patient, families and/or significant others utilizing learned communication skills. Begins to utilize observation skills for data collection, reporting and recording patient/resident observations. The NA is technical in performing, reporting, and recording assigned nursing care, including, but not limited to: Administers oxygen therapy; Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents; Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures including, but not limited to bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, and specimen collection; Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy; Data collection and documentation intervention of patient visit in applicable nursing note. Based on the patient's goals, reinforces patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness; Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner; Measures, records vital signs and enters them in CPRS. Reports all significant deviations to the LVN, RN and/ or other health care provider immediately; Identifies urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and intervenes as directed when appropriate. Demonstrates basic skill in identifying the individual's level of understanding and teaching the client and/or significant other about the basic concepts to his/her disease process, utilizing the standards of care and documenting client's response; Provides verbal and/or written information in a timely manner that is accurate, using clear and precise communication methods to ensure that customers understand; Makes observations and documents care and the patient's response; Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. Work Schedule: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM, 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Midnight), 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM (Midnight), 7:30 PM - 8:00 AM and 11:30 PM - 08:00 AM - Rotating Shifts. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant (CLC-C Heroes Haven)/000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.