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This incumbent practices as a Nursing Assistant (NA) in the Operative Care Division (OCD). The incumbent works directly with nursing staff and providers to coordinate patient flow throughout OCD by receiving and directing patients from check in to the surgery unit. Duties include but are not limited to: - Providing direct patient care as assigned within OCD to include but not limited to: patient check in and vital sign measurement; assisting with ADL's including personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination, prevention of skin breakdown, safety, positioning for procedures/surgery, transport and post recovery care. - Communicating with patients and families, identifying and responding appropriately to patient needs; addressing educational needs, increased anxiety, procedural knowledge deficits, and personal and privacy needs. - Performing standardized treatment procedures as directed per medical staff including: clipping, ECG monitoring, bladder scanning, and Accuchecks. - Obtaining, labeling and transporting time sensitive specimens to the lab. - Assisting surgical staff with the operation of equipment to include locating equipment, setting up equipment, and reporting malfunctioning equipment to ensure safety for patients and staff. - Collaborating with the OCD and interdisciplinary teams. - Communicating abnormalities or observed variances in hemodynamic or neurological status in order to improve patient care outcomes. Work Schedule: M 0630-1500, Tu 0530-1400, W 0530-1400, Thur 0630-1500, Friday 0530-1400, Sat/Sun RDO Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant - Operative Care Division/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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