The position is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services throughout the Medical Center, and it's various locations that provide in patient care. The Health Aid is responsible for performing selected patient/resident related transports to different areas such as, x-rays, CT Scan, MRI, Prosthetics, Sonography and other related areas. The incumbent is expected to develop and demonstrate increasing skills in performing a variety of tasks. To receive consideration for vacancies, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). An initial cut-off will take place August 12, 2021 to begin initial applicant consideration. Final cut-off for application will be September 30, 2021. The Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) improves the health of our veterans by providing a continuum of care through an integrated health care delivery system. We are a tertiary care facility classified as a level 1b facility affiliated with the University of Louisville, as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center. The facility offers a full spectrum of comprehensive health care services, using state-of-the-art technology and innovative programs, as well as education and research benefits to Veterans residing in 40 counties in central and western Kentucky and in southern Indiana. As the Health Aid, the incumbent's primary duties are COVID-19 Screenings and Transporting Patients; other duties may include: Provide holistic in-patient care to Veterans in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of those in the facility hospital units, living centers and/or household. Protect, sustain and nurture the resident by providing assistance as needed with activities of daily living (ADL), and with other needs as required in accordance with established policies and procedures to assure the highest degree of resident's quality of life and care is maintained. Provide care for a group of patients/residents of varying age. Educate and assist inpatients/residents and families in adhering to infection control principles throughout the facility. Provide a range of personal care as needed to include bathing, toileting, hair and nail care, and dressing in personal clothing while maintaining privacy and dignity of inpatient/resident. Assist as needed with eating drinking, positioning/turning, ambulating, transferring, and escorting inpatients/residents. Distribute canteen books and incidentals. Perform a range of clinical support duties, which include taking and recording vital signs, and reporting deviations to the RN. Perform bladder scans and pulse oximetry as needed. Perform a complete range of treatment procedures that include applying simple and complex sterile dressing, assists with inpatient/resident examinations and performs simple treatments such as hot and cold soaks, hot and cold packs, topical medications, foot soaks, etc. Monitor flow of oxygen, replaces empty tanks, and fills personal use portable oxygen. Perform routine tasks that assist in the implementation of leisure and diversional activities and promotes meaningful use of time that enhances independence, positive self-esteem and relaxing leisure experiences. Establish and promote effective interpersonal relationships and communications with inpatients/residents, families and others. Monitor appetites and food intake of inpatients/residents and obtain/record weight as needed. Maintain inventory control as needed. Conduct physical inventory of food and supplies prior to requesting/ordering food and supplies. Perform other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Tour of Duty to be determined - based on the needs of the service Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid/ 99917A Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting (not to exceed 35 pounds), reaching, carrying, stooping, stretching and similar activities.
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.