This is an Open Continuous Announcement that will be used to fill vacant positions throughout Richmond VA Medical Center and its Heath Care Centers. This position is open to all Nursing Assistants currently seeking employment in Richmond, VA. Resumes will be referred to hiring managers as a vacancy occurs. You will receive an email notification when your resume has been referred for a vacancy. Nursing Assistants will be assigned to interested units throughout the facility. The Nursing assistant practices in a complex patient care setting in collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and the department nurse/unit manager. There are vacancies for Nursing Assistants in a variety of specialty areas to include: Critical Care (ICUs, Step down ICUs, Emergency Departments) Acute Care (Medical, Surgical, Oncology, Cardiology, Urgent Care) Mental Health (Acute Mental Health Inpatient, Chronic Mental Health Inpatient, Detox/ Substance Abuse) Geriatrics / CLC (Hospice, Dementia Care, Palliative, Long Term Living) Long Term Care (Subacute Rehab, MDS Coordinators, Spinal Cord Injury) Operating Room / PACU (Patient Acute Care Unit) Major duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: The incumbent must be able to perform with skill and effectiveness all duties associated with nursing assistant work under the supervision of the Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse. Measuring vital signs (to include temperature, pulse, respiration, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, weights and pain measurement). Proficient with chart documentation, direct patient care duties, patient and family teaching, and patient safety duties. Performs a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort, spirit and recovery of the patient. Records treatments and observations in the electronic patient record. Recognizes and reports to the RN or provider any significant physical, emotional or behavioral changes in the patient. Ensures proper specimen collection to include labeling according to policy, handling and delivery to the laboratory. Transports patients and specimens to required destinations and prepares for and assists with examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic tests according to written procedures and policies. Assists with therapeutic treatment techniques to include conducting groups, 1: 1 observations, the proper use of restraints, aseptic and deescalating techniques. Performs other related duties as assigned. Enter information into the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Documents vital signs, treatments, procedures, and cardiac rhythm interpretations performed in CPRS. Practices excellent customer service in all work activities; poised and articulate in communicating with people of varied educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Maintains a positive therapeutic relationship by displaying respect for human dignity with the health care team, patients, families and or significant others utilizing learned communication skills. Work Schedule: Various tours available. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant (Multiple Specialties)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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