This is an open and continuous external job announcement. Current permanent Ann Arbor VAMC, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under INTERNAL announcement, CBSR-11294113-22-LKI The Nursing Assistant provides direct patient/resident care in a variety of settings, including acute care units, acute mental health unit, community living center. Care includes assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, eating and mobility. Operates a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, wheelchairs, stretchers, vital sign machines, bladder scanners, lifts and oxygen. Assists with procedures using proper technique. Transports patients using safe technique. Completes thorough, timely and accurate documentation of care provided. Must be able to recognize and react to acute changes or emergent patient conditions such as bleeding, abnormal vital signs and behavior crisis. Duties if this position include but are not limited to : -Assists in the care and treatment of patients receiving medical, surgical, or mental health treatment. Observes and reports changes in patient behavior, attitude, and appearance, such as patients' color, vital signs, wound/skin condition, and reaction to/results of treatment. - Assists in the performance of treatment by performing duties such as the taking/monitoring, recording, and reporting of vital signs, height, weight, patient concerns/symptoms, and less obvious changes in patients' condition. Assists with treatment and diagnostic procedures by preparing and positioning the patient, obtaining supplies/equipment, reassuring the patient, cleaning up following the procedure, documenting/reporting concerning the procedure, and conducting post-procedure checks on the patient as directed by the RN. - Provides care to patients experiencing extremes of behavior, including those who are severely depressed, agitated, and/or acting out and those patients with complex medical conditions. The care provided frequently involves setting up/working around various types of medical equipment and the use of medical supplies.- Recognizes emergency situations and appropriately intervenes while awaiting assistance Work Schedule: Specific tour will vary based on the position being filled and will discussed at time of interview Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement:GS-621, Nursing Assistant Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.