The Northport VA is hiring for one, full-time, permanent Nursing Assistant to work in their Long Term Care Unit as a patient escort. This position transports patients between various part of the hospital. - Adheres to Nursing Service policies. - Adheres to and promotes the Medical Center's Quality Management, Infection Control. and safety programs. - Utilizes proper body mechanics and operates all equipment safely and in accordance with Safe Patient Handling procedures and training. - Demonstrates competency and consistency in the technical use of equipment, including VOCERA and Tele-sitter; application of technical standards and performance of administrative support duties. - NA demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with standard operating procedures for the maintenance of reusable medical equipment. - The NA participates in Medical Center activities and demonstrates skills and behaviors that provide and promote positive internal and external customer relationships. - The NA attends unit level and Medical Center meetings and develops as an employee to support committee participation. - The NA maintains Veteran safety standards assuring Veterans privacy, Veterans physical safety, and Veterans psychological safety. - The NA establishes working relationships with multi-disciplinary and multi-level members of the work team promoting the physical, psychological and emotional safety of the working environment for all team members. - The NA provides assistance and support to the Registered Nurse and/or provider within the scope of the NA grade and consistent with Medical Center policy. - The NA demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide care and services consistent with Infection Control Standards of Practice providing optimal outcomes for Veterans, visitors and employees. - The NA recognizes, responds and initiates appropriate level response to medical emergency such as cardiac and/or respiratory failure - Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Day shift. 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible: Not available. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant - Escort/PD21N44A 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.