Nursing Assistant on the Spinal Cord Injury Service at the Hampton VA Medical Center, provide basic, appropriate, and effective intervention to individual patients needs according to established facility policies and procedures. Anticipates needs of professional staff and works with them as a team member. The Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing care to patients in a variety of settings. The purpose of the work is to provide nursing care that covers personal care, diagnostic support procedures, treatment procedures, patient charting, patient teaching and monitors behaviors and environmental safety bowel and bladder care and assisting recreation activities. Major duties include but are not limited to the following: 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. The NA functions as a member of the nursing care team, assist licensed nursing staff in the care of residents with Spinal Cord injuries, acute to chronic conditions in the health care setting. The purpose of the work is to provide nursing care that covers personal care, diagnostic support procedures, patient charting, patient teaching, monitoring behavior, bowel and bladder care and environmental safety. The duties may include but not limited to 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. The incumbent assists with therapeutic treatment techniques to include conducting groups, 1:1 observations, the proper use of restraints, aseptic and deescalating techniques. Work Schedule: Compressed/Flexible: Days with rotation, Evening with every other weekend and holiday rotations Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive is not authorized This a Bargaining Unit position
Internal Number: 599377900
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