The incumbent will be an employee of the Roseburg, OR VA HCS Office of Patient Care Services The position is responsible for the nursing assistant duties, includes acute and close observation, taking and documenting vital signs, collecting lab specimens including phlebotomy and capillary blood glucose checks, 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. Major duties will include, but are not limited to: 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, and reporting to the charge nurse any deviation from baseline behavior or condition. Identifies and reports data relative to more complex patient/resident situations including subtle changes in patients'/residents' behavior or condition or variances related to neurological signs, vital signs, and other parameters. The incumbent monitors intake and output, vital signs, percent ingestion of meals, and other activities of daily living and documents appropriately. The work environment involves a high risk of regular and recurring exposure to potentially dangerous situations such as infectious diseases, demented and suicidal/homicidal patients/residents, and construction with associated risks. There are regular and recurring situations where physical attack by patients/residents requires safety training, specifically prevention and management of disruptive behavior. Routine redirection, intervention, and mitigation of behaviors from patients/residents may be required. Performs phlebotomy, obtaining glucometer readings, obtaining cultures, empties and records output from indwelling urinary catheters, and empties colostomy bags. Support services for provider performing diagnostic examinations consist of duties such as taking and recording measurements and vital signs, emptying drainage bags and documenting output, and passing instruments used for biopsies or other tests. Records appropriate information about patients'/residents' progress, supplies accurate information to patient/resident, family, and other staff members. Assists with the safe patient handling (SPH) function on any clinical area, and may include serving on the SPH committee, serving as a peer leader, and participating in data collection and reporting related to injuries and incidences involving SPH. Work Schedule: 8 or 12 hour rotating shifts as needed. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.