Performs a wide variety of nursing duties aimed at increasing the safety, comfort, and spirit of the patient/resident while following established policy and procedures. Provide acute and close observation of patients/residents with medical or mental health conditions requiring such observation. This includes intervening to prevent an act of self or other harm by patients/residents, assisting with prevention and management of disruptive behavior. General Description of Assigned Duties: Organizational Location: The incumbent will be an employee of the VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VARHCS) Office of Patient Care Services. The reporting structure is identified on the organization chart, ultimately reporting to the Associate Chief Nurse Executive through a Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, or Program Director. The position is responsible for the nursing assistant duties, including acute and close observation, taking and documenting vital signs, collecting lab specimens including phlebotomy, passing and picking up meal trays, tracking and documenting intake and output, assisting with transporting of patients/residents, and duties as assigned by the Supervisor or designee. The position requires the ability to work alternate schedules during evenings, nights, weekends, weekdays, holidays, and may alternate schedules to ensure adequate coverage of support functions. Employee performs assigned duties in a manner that promotes quality health care, outstanding customer service, and the maintenance of an environment committed to serving the Veterans, their families, and internal and external stakeholders. Employee actively supports the team concept and functions as a team player, working collaboratively across service and care lines to accomplish the mission of the facility and service. The incumbent contributes to team initiatives and continuously strives to improve the effectiveness of the team. Employee works effectively with others, recognizing emergency situations, and acts appropriately. The position includes responsibility for coverage of medical support assistant (MSA) duties in the absence of the MSA or during times of high need as determined by the Supervisor or designee. The position includes temporary assignments (floating) during one's scheduled tour of duty in other clinical areas such as Mental Health, Residential Treatment Program, Operative Care, Emergency Department, and the Medical /Telemetry, during the times of high need as determined by the Supervisor or designee. The incumbent may be reassigned as necessary to meet the operational needs and mission of the healthcare system. Personal Patient Care: Documents in the patients'/residents' medical record a daily outline or summary of the patient's/resident's care using the approved format, including situation-background-actions-response (SBAR) hand-off. He/she assists patients/residents with transfers from bed to chair, chair to bed, or bed to bedside commode using proper body mechanics and safe patient handling and mobility devices to ensure safety to self and patient/resident. He/she provides 1:1 observation for suicidal, wander risk, or high fall risk patients/residents as directed by the Supervisor or Charge Nurse. Assists with Technical Nursing Treatments: The incumbent assists providers and nurses in the care and treatment of the acutely and chronically ill patients/residents receiving medical, surgical, psychiatric, rehabilitative, palliative, hospice, or emergent treatment. Observes and reports to the Supervisor or charge nurse changes in patient/resident behavior, attitude, bodily complaints, and appearance. He/she may provide nursing care to patients/residents experiencing extremes of behavior, including the severely depressed, suicidal, or homicidal patient/resident, and the drug or alcohol abuse patient/resident. Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes while awaiting assistance including implementation of basic life support. Work Schedule: 0600-1430,1400-2230,2200-0630 Various shifts Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant (CLC)/PD000000 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.