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The incumbent serves as a Nursing Assistant or as a Transportation Assistant/Escort in the Office of Patient Care Services -Nursing Service. She / he works at the Veteran's Affairs Southern Nevada Medical Center (VASNHS) Las Vegas, Nevada. Incumbent will normally work on the Inpatient Nursing Unit but may be required to work on other units and areas of the facility, including Float Pool, if the need arises. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Responsible for performing a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the patient. Identifies and reports data relative to more complex patient situations including subtle changes in the patient's behavior or condition, or variances related to neurological signs, vital signs, and other parameters. Performs hourly rounding on assigned patients. Monitor's intake and output, vital signs, percent ingestion of meals, and other activities of daily living and documents in appropriate area of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and/or required paper forms. Assures accuracy and completeness. Assists patients with transfers from bed to chair, or bed to bedside commode using proper body mechanics and/or safe patient handling equipment per policy to ensure safety to self and patient. Provides 1:1 observation for homicidal or suicidal patients, patients who are a danger to themselves or others, or due to a high fall risk as directed by the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse or designee and documents per policy Provides and removes patient meal trays as appropriate, remaining cognizant of patients with special diets or who are ordered to not receive anything by mouth. Assists patient with activities of daily living, promoting independence and autonomy. This includes bathing, bowel and bladder care, eating, and positioning for comfort. Work Schedule: Various schedules due to patient and and program needs Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.