You will serve as a Nursing Assistant in the Medical-Surgical/Intensive Care Unit for the Nursing Service with the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System in New Orleans, LA. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. Applicants must be able to start immediately. 1. Performs vital signs, intake and output, EKGs, Point-of Care (POC) testing, phlebotomy and collection and delivery of specimens according to protocol, as appropriate. 2. Assists patients in and out of vehicles; wheelchairs, stretchers, etc., in a safe and efficient manner; and will transport unmonitored patients to procedures and/or to inpatient and/or outpatient sites of care. 3. Provide 1:1 observation or constant observation while monitoring status designated patients awaiting transport to another level of care. 4. Provides personal care such as bathing, shaving, mouth care, nail care and shampoo. 5. Ambulates patients with or without assistive devices. 6. Cares for patients on special frames/beds or with prosthetic devices. 7. Feeds patients and administers tube feedings. 8. Provides for bowel/bladder elimination needs. 9. Administers enemas and inserts rectal suppositories for bowel elimination. 10. Applies external catheters and inserts urinary catheters. 11. Sets up and performs bladder and colostomy irrigation procedures. 12. Maintains skin integrity by following guidelines for skin care, including turning, positioning, use of skin protectives, and pressure ulcer care. 13. Performs dressing changes, including the application of sterile complex dressings. 14. Suctions oral cavities and tracheostomy patients. 15. Monitors and discontinues peripheral fluid infusions. 16. Monitors use of oxygen and assists with incentive spirometry. 17. Applies safety devices and locked/unlocked restraints. 18. Assists with postmortem care. 19. Assists with patient teaching(inpatient) Employee will document care that is given according to established medical center policies and procedures. 20. Adheres to safety procedures, infection control and universal precautions at all times, and appropriate disposition of specimen/waste products. 21. Recognizes emergency events or changes in patient condition requiring RN notification. 22. Secures patient belongings according to established medical center policy and procedures. 23. Maintains privacy and confidentiality when providing patient care. 24. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 3:30 PM, 3 PM - 11:30 PM, 11 PM - 7:30 AM, and with alternating weekends Position Description Title: Nursing Assistant Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
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.