Nursing Assistant - Ambulatory Surgery Unit/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 613445400
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The incumbent practices as a Nursing Assistant (NA) in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU)/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)/OR areas Nursing Section of Patient Care Service (PCS), within the Lebanon Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. The primary purpose of the position is to assist and serve medical providers and nursing staff in collecting and performing a variety of tasks related to diagnostics and procedures within their scope of practice, as well as the completion of clerical and administrative duties. The work involves the execution of specific rules, regulations, or procedures and typically comprises a complete segment of an assignment or project for broader scope. The work affects the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services. The Nursing Assistant independently performs a full range of functions within scope of practice using a variety of conventional techniques and procedures. The work involves a variety of patients with varying psychological, physiological, generational, psychosocial needs and includes psychiatric, geriatric, and medical presentations. The position is designed to fully support any and all ASU/PACU/OR functions and should be fully functional to work in any area they are assigned. Administrative tasks include performing quality assurance on medical and unit records; inventorying/ordering and stocking medical supplies. Clinical tasks include, but are not limited to, attaching patients to monitors for continuous cardiac, oxygenation, and respiratory monitoring; performing EKGs, orthostatic blood pressures, applying cold/warm compresses, and wrapping extremities; obtaining vital signs; transporting patients via wheelchair, ambulatory and/or stretcher; utilizing patient lift equipment and performing Environment of Care (EOC) tasks, such as, but not limited to, area cleaning, organizing, and stocking, as well as troubleshooting, and intervening to rectify equipment malfunctions and/or reporting issues requiring intervention or higher level notification/intervention. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant - Ambulatory Surgery Unit/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit/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.