OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT for Nursing Assistants with Primary Care. 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. Continuous announcement accepting applications in the following areas: Float position between Spinal Cord Injury and Primary Care at White River Junction, Vermont PACT Team at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics under Primary Care Bennington, Vermont Brattleboro, Vermont Newport, VT Rutland, VT Burlington, VT Keene, NH Littleton, NH The incumbent serves as a Nursing Assistant in Primary Care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center or at one of the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. It is expected that the incumbent will possess/acquire the necessary skills in the specific tasks/tests/procedures to meet patient care and service needs specific to the organizational element to which assigned. The purpose of this position is to improve the quality and timeliness by which basic services are delivered to our patients to relieve clinicians of the demands of providing routine non-professional services. The incumbent must possess the personal qualities, desire, and attitude necessary to adapt to rapidly changing demands on time and an ability to quickly acquire needed skills to perform assigned tasks. In addition, the incumbent is expected to contribute to their self-development through outside reading, self-study activities and other training initiatives. The incumbent performs duties related to patient care and ward administration. The incumbent will interface with personal computer (PC) applications as well as numerous electronic medical record applications. Assignments at this level include but are not limited to: interacting with both internal and external customers; obtaining medical information from patients, providing educational materials to patients, coordinating information/consults and actions related to patientcare and services; takes all vital signs -weight, blood pressures, temperatures, I&Os; does routine standardized diagnostic procedures such as EKG's, Glucometry and Pulse Oximetry; collects lab specimens, processes medical records, notifies bed control for patient movements, and documents work. The incumbent will also be responsible for stocking all supplies in patient rooms, cleaning of rooms between patients, and transporting patients as necessary. The Nursing Assistant will normally be instructed by a licensed health care professional to perform specific tests/procedures/functions involving outpatients. The Nursing Assistant is the back up for the wards Medical Support Assistants if they need assistance with administrative duties. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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