Nursing Assistant positions are located in Medical-Surgical Wards, Nursing and Patient Care Services at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. The incumbent serves as a member of the nursing team on a rotating, day evening and/or night tour. Incumbent gives direct patient care to patients who may require medical and/or psychiatric nursing care under the indirect supervision of the registered nurse. The Medical-Surgical Wards consist of medical, surgical, telemetry and oncology patients. The Nursing Assistant responsibilities include but, are not limited to: Knowledge about the patients' plan of care and follows them Understanding call light system, using Vocera, phones and call lights Receives and utilizes the Nursing Assistant Patient Care Assignment Uses written documentation worksheets to record observations and finding, chart appropriate values into Electronic Health Record, as well as to report to the RN Starts assignments promptly and works steadily in an organized manner Performs or assists in patient to complete these activities of daily living: Bathing, shaving, daily oral hygiene, and denture care, feeding, skin care - including care of hands and feet, toileting, assisting with dressing, positioning and transferring. Makes rounds at the beginning and end of shift. Completes bedside report at the beginning and end of every shift Obtain vital signs: Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Blood Pressure and Pain level. Obtain weights by using appropriate equipment Check patients at a minimum every two hours or more frequently as appropriate verbally reports observations and findings to the registered nurse Work Schedule: Part time work schedule; Rotating, day, evening and/or night tour Telework: not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD91279A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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