The Nursing Assistant (Inpatient Mental Health) functions as a NA independently with the ability to assist in the full range of nurse assistant care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The incumbent provides safe and timely transport utilizing appropriate safe patient handling equipment. ***If you are not a Current Permanent Federal Employee, apply to Vacancy CBST-11091258-21-LA*** Duties performed include, bur are not limited to the following: Provides care to Veterans in accordance with established nursing procedures, standards of care, principles of cultural transformation and the plan for care with self-direction and minimal supervision; Assists doctors and nurses in the performance of diagnostic examinations or procedures such as vital sign monitoring, preparing/positioning patients, etc.; Performs a complex range of treatment procedures such as: routine urinary catheter care; application of catheters; external application of cold and heat with RN direction; emptying of colostomy; colostomy irrigation; gastroscopy and nasogastric tube feeding; oxygen monitoring or other duties as assigned by the RN; Performs treatments such as foot soaks, and applications of non-prescribed topical lotions, performs basic care to patients requiring the use of isolation techniques; Collects and labels specimens (urine, stool, and sputum) following protocol; Reports the condition of wounds and skin and any reaction to or results of treatment; Enter specific information into the patient's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or written record as needed; Observes patents/residents physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to the supervisor in a timely manner; Assists with admissions, transfers, and discharge of residents; performs post-mortem care; Reinforces with patients and family members the necessity to continue the procedures for proper health care; Assists in orienting patients to the outpatient/or inpatient hospital environment; Transports patients after discharge or to activities as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating, Sunday - Saturday, 7:30a.m.-4:30p.m.; 3:30p.m.-12:00a.m.; or 11:30 p.m.--8:00a.m. (Subject to change based upon agency needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599165300
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.