This position is located in the Acute Medicine Float Pool of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City Hospital. The primary purpose of the position is to perform a very wide range of patient personal care, diagnostic services, treatment, charting activities and administrative duties on an acute medical/surgical unit. This announcement may also be used to recruit for other nursing assistants for other sections in the hospital. Duties include, but are not limited to: Works directly with patients and observes them on a 1:1 basis in an inpatient setting on a unit. Assisting in the care of medical and surgical patients by supporting patient activities for daily living (ADLs). Operating equipment (Vital sign machines, EKGs, Bladder Scans, etc.). Establishes therapeutic relationships with patient and families. Perform procedures such as venipuncture, finger sticks, and wound dressings. Monitor and chart patient status in compliance with applicable laws and local policies, and properly report any abnormal findings to designated Nurse or Medical staff. Submits work orders for broken equipment, and properly stores and cleans equipment. Communicates with patient and family members about care, and ensure all communications comply with HIPAA and applicable laws and regulations. Collecting and transporting patient specimens for the laboratory. Completes hazardous items checks of unit, patients, and their belongings. Understands and uses proper medical terminology. Transporting patients to other areas of the hospital and returns to proper unit bed. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required ***If you are a current VA employee please apply to CBSU-11096389-21-TJL***
Internal Number: 600083400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.