The incumbent has basic knowledge and skills necessary for a concentrated effort and is somewhat independent in carrying out standardized procedures of limited complexity. The incumbent will be closely supervised when providing safe, effective care to patients/residents. Actives will include bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking-recording-reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation and other duties or care as directed by RN, LPN or providers. Incumbent will learn how to observe patients/residents who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and reports to nurse when condition changes. Incumbent will learn how to initiate emergency action in life threatening situations such as cardiac and /or respiratory arrest, massive bleeding, shock, or assaultive behavior and alerts licensed personal immediately. In addition to the regularly assigned nursing assistant duties, this position will be part of the COVID team in the CLC. The selected individual will participate in COVID screening, COVID swabbing of employees and veterans, and also assist/facilitate family visitations within the Community Living Center. Functions of Assigned Duties: a. Knowledge of how to provide a range of patient/resident care and ability to learn how to contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients. b. Knowledge of how to appropriately observe patient's/resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviation and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. This includes safety & 1:1 watch observations following PMDB competency. c. Knowledge of how to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, specimen collection, etc. d. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. Work Schedule: Five 8-hour shifts per week to include rotating weekends and holidays (7:45am - 4:15pm) or (12:00pm - 8:00pm). 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.