** New Enhanced Salary ** This Nursing Assistant position is located in Nursing Service at the White River Junction, Vermont location. This position is a full time at 40 per week. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is a GS-5. THIS OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on August 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be July 16, 2021 with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the "What To Expect Next" area of the announcement. The Telemetry Monitor Nursing Assistant (NA) works as a member of the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit giving highly technical nursing assistant care to Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit patients with complex needs. He or she is held to the Medical Center and Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit's specific policies and guidelines of practice. The Telemetry Monitor NA is a clinical/technical specialist who provides cardiac monitoring and patient care duties under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The incumbent will be assigned to Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit working a rotating tour of duty in providing direct and indirect patient care. The primary duties for this position include but are not limited to: Provide continuous monitoring of cardiac rate, rhythm and patterns of conduction at a monitoring station. Measures, prints and recognizes rhythms at designated intervals and PRN. Recognizes and reports changes in a patient's rhythm that are outside the established parameters. Promptly responds and validates the alarm, notifying the primary RN/charge nurse. Records the patient's vital signs and responses to treatment throughout a procedure. Recognizes life threatening situations and notifies RN while simultaneously initiating emergency response. Maintains patient confidentiality and rights at all times. Maintenance of accurate documentation as well as computer data input for all information gathered to formulate a permanent record of the EKG. Preserve rhythm samples at regular intervals; label and measure rhythms then enter them into the medical record with appropriate comment on documentation. Detect abnormal or changing rate, rhythm or patterns of conduction directly from the oscilloscopic rhythm display, from computer triggered alarms or computer memory. Maintains equipment and supplies. Troubleshoots and identifies potential equipment malfunction. Other duties as assigned This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Work Schedule: 24/7 rotating shifts to include weekends Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation & Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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