The Emergency Department, (ED) Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing basic technical patient care skills under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Nursing Assistant, ED works in close collaboration with an assigned RN to provide safe and quality patient care. The Emergency Department (ED) Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing basic technical patient care skills under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Nursing Assistant (ED) works in close collaboration with an assigned RN to provide safe and quality patient care. The nursing assistant obtains vital signs, performs EKG's, collects lab specimens, IV insertion, assesses individual patient rooms and unit environment for safe/sanitation conditions, stocks as needed and performs equipment checks every shift. The incumbent is self-directed in providing nursing care to a variety of patients/residents of ages across the adult continuum to meet personal hygiene needs such as bathing, lifting, turning and feeding; administering tube feeding via feeding pump to include changing administration sets, all the while explain procedures to patient/and or family. The NA provides nursing care, performs clinical procedures according to specialty, technical procedures and ancillary services for complex patient. The NA performs a variety of personal care or nursing care activities. The NA helps each patient attain optimal physical, physiological, emotional and social well-being. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Ability to assist in nursing care to patients/Residents of ages across the adult continuum with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse. Displays knowledge and understanding of the department's medical equipment: Specimen Collection and Handling. knowledge of the application of orthopedic splints knowledge of the application of medical equipment: knowledge of the application of orthopedic splints Demonstrates knowledge of the application of the following equipment: Responds to alarms in a timely and effective manner Identify and remove all environmental hazards from the at-risk patient's reach Measure and record vital signs, intake and output, and weights Meets personal hygiene needs such as bathing, lifting, turning and feeding Performs EKG testing. Perform phlebotomy for tests as ordered by a physician Perform routine foley catheter care including insertion and removal of indwelling catheters Instruct and assist patients with dressing and undressing in preparation for an examination Duties may also include transport activities (transfer of patients to and from procedures/units) and delivering lab specimens to laboratory Responds appropriately to emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest; provides for environmental safety, security and veterans privacy. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, contributing to the identification of patient problems or needs; Other duties assigned. Work Schedule: Full-time, 12 hours shift and one 8 hour bi-weekly, Rotating weekends, and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant (Emergency Department)/PD05384F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.