This Nursing Assistant position is organizationally aligned under Patient Care Services. S/he works at a two-divisional teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky (UK) Medical Center at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. Incumbent will normally work at one of the locations for the two divisions (Sousley Campus or Bowling Campus) but is required to work at the other location as necessary. The incumbent in this position is an active participant in the nursing team at the Lexington VA Health Care System and works a rotating tour of duty in one of a variety of areas to include: Acute Care (Medical/Surgical, ICU, PCU, ED, Pool), Community Living Center (27-1, 27-2, Pool), or Inpatient Mental Health (4S). The incumbent will build upon knowledge of basic nursing care and standardized procedures to provide service to patients. He/she is able to perform tasks after receipt of patient data and information. The incumbent's assignment is related to the specific needs of the area during a given tour as well as routine functions of the area. The incumbent is primarily assigned to functions on any given tour of duty and not a specified assignment of a group of patients. However, an assignment of a designated group of patients or specific patient interventions may be required. Managing equipment special to the area is required. The incumbent will assist the RN with patient care, obtain vital signs, obtain electrocardiograms, proper lead placement for monitoring, perform phlebotomy and do simple wound dressings. Work Schedule: Full Time (Some weekend work is required) 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.