Job Responsibilities : Nursing Assistant
Salary : $28,078 – $45,847 a year
Company : US Veterans Health Administration
Location : Bath, NY 14810 US
Educational requirements : High School
DUTIES MAY INCLUDE HOWEVER ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Supports Diagnostic Procedures
a. Assists providers and nurses in the performance of diagnostic examinations by performing duties such as monitoring vital signs, preparing and positioning the patient, or by performing a variety of routine diagnostic tests such as obtaining routine urinalysis, clean catch urines, and stool specimens.
- Assists with Technical Nursing Treatments
a. Assists physicians and nurses in the care and treatment of Residents. Observes and reports to the professional nurse changes in patient behavior, attitude, bodily complaints and appearance.
b. Observes Residents for any change in condition (deviation in color, pulse, respiration, temperature and blood pressure) and reports them to the Registered Nurse.
- Direct Resident Care
a. Provides a full range of patient care to complex Residents with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems including personal nursing care, support duties and treatments.
b. Uses good communication skills in dealing with Residents, some of whom are unusually difficult to care for or communicate with.
c. Provides effective action in emergency situations.
- Indirect Care
a. Maintains a safe/clean work environment and completes assigned environmental duties
b. Demonstrates appropriate actions in environmental emergency situations.
c. Employs appropriate lifting/moving, transfer and assistive devices and demonstrates safe and proper body mechanics.
d. Utilizes equipment in a safe manner.
- Enters Information on the Resident’s Records/Charts
a. Enters specific information onto the patients’ records using the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).
b. Enters information regarding the care rendered and the condition and progress of the Resident.
c. Performs direct patient support work including personal patient care and/or basic patient education.
- Personal Resident Care
a. Performs a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the Resident.
b. Takes care of the Residents routine care and comfort needs for psycho/social/spiritual well-being, personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, rehabilitation, safety, etc.
- Resident Teaching
a. Teaches Resident and family members the necessity to continue the procedures for proper health· care.
b. Assists with specific health teaching, such as reminding diabetic patients of the importance for skin care and following a diet, reinforcing the importance of exercise and diet for the cardiac patients, etc.
- Environment of Care
a. Support professional staff and Residents as needed with maintaining a clean, safe environment of care.
b. Cleans bedside tables, stocks linens, cleans wheelchairs and other direct resident care equipment using appropriate precautions
- Resident Safety
a. Use standard precautions and personal/Resident protective devices
b. Recognizes and reports unsafe situations. Initiates appropriate emergency interventions
c. Maintains a safe/clean work environment, ensuring Resident privacy
Work Schedule: Many. Will be discussed at time of interview.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the [NA] occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year [ ] as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.