Columbia is the geographic center of South Carolina, with easy access to mountains (two hours west) and nationally recognized beach resorts (two hours east). Columbia boasts a nationally acclaimed library system, highly rated schools, and many outstanding golf courses. Big time college sports abound with two major schools - the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in the Southeastern Conference and Clemson University, Clemson, Atlantic Coast Conference (two hours away). This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be 21 January 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates every Friday. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. General Description of Assigned Duties: a) Performs assignments required of a NA and will uphold the standards of care as outlined by the Medical Center and the Service Policies and Procedures and I-CARE values. b) Functions as a member of the nursing care team and assist higher graded NAs, licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. c) Assumes more of a peer education/mentorship role. d) Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. e) Uses personal protection equipment (PPE) and lifting devices and operates patient care equipment according to standards and reports unsafe conditions/equipment. f) Exercise careful work habits and caution to assure a safe environment for patients, visitors, and other staff members as well as self. g) Maintains patient confidentiality (i.e., records, hospital course, treatments, etc.). h) Recognizes age related needs of the veterans. i) Accepts and carries out instructions from Supervisor. j) Maintains patient confidentiality (i.e., records, hospital course, treatments, etc.). k) Treats all patients, families, co-workers and all customers with dignity, respect, and civility. Work Schedule: Tour of Duty to be determined by the needs of the department 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.