The Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the Medicine Department. The distinguishing factor is that resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. The Nursing Assistant will care for patients/residents with acute to chronic conditions. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Duties include: Glucose monitoring Direct care for complex veterans Documenting and reporting observations of subtle changes in resident's condition, i.e. behavior shifts, mood, skin coloring, appetite, etc. Performs oral and nasopharyngeal suctioning Monitor and documents patient intake and output Performs nursing procedures within scope of practice and according to policies and standard procedures to care for the veteran for such procedures but not limited to: enemas, colostomy care, skin care simple dressing, and application of braces and prosthetic devices. Actively participates in Treatment Planning Meetings. Utilizes equipment provide care: ie. Lifts and set up of suction/monitoring equipment Participates in maintaining a clean, safe environment for the patient/resident Removes defective equipment, reports hazards, observes safety regulations, contributes to infection control, and utilizes proper aseptic technique in performance of duties. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts: including weekends and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: GS-05 - 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.