These vacancies are located in the Medical/ Surgical/ Telemetry unit at the Northport VAMC. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. As vacancies occur the service, schedule and shift may change. The current available positions will be discussed during your interview. Performs nursing care procedures which include, but are not limited to the following: Will be assigned to patients requiring care in all areas where nursing is provided. Performs preventive, rehabilitative, restorative nursing procedures: e.g., active and/or passive range of motion (ROM) to assist and motivate the patient to achieve maximum independence in activities of daily living. Performs patient care treatments such as simple dressing not requiring medications (e.g. protective dressing on ankles, heels, elbows, etc.) Applies external urinary drainage systems (male/female); maintains indwelling urinary catheters, maintains the gravity drainage system, and observes for patency, provides catheter care according to procedures/standards. Promptly reports changes in the patient's behavior and or physical condition such as hemorrhaging, respiratory distress, and records nursing assistant interventions performed in the "Progress Notes" which are part of the patient's clinical record. Collects patient information for nursing history. Orients patients to unit; assisting in formulating Nursing Care Plans based on information obtained while giving personal patient care; observes and records patient's physical and emotional condition, care given , and patient's response. Attends to patients activities of daily living by assisting the patient to attain maximal independence and self-care in bathing, grooming, and feeding; performs rehabilitative nursing procedures such as transfer, ambulation, range of motion, and assists with activities such as bowel and bladder training. Utilizes proper body mechanics and operates all equipment safely and in accordance with Safe Patient Handling procedures and training. Recognizes and protects patient's right to safety, privacy, and self-determination. Please Note: Multiple Selections may be made from this announcement. Selectee may be assigned to various areas, tours and work schedules throughout the Medical Center as needed to satisfy patient care needs. This announcement is being advertised to fill vacancies in our Med/ Surg/ Telemetry units. Work Schedule: Full time, part time - tours will vary depending on the needs of the facility Positions may require flexibility with scheduling to accommodate Veteran care needs. 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.