This position is located in our PCS Critical Care Stepdown/ICU Unit at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, Indiana. Incumbent will function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the direct care of Stepdown/ICU patients/residents. Utilizes glucose monitoring machine to receive glucose readings for veterans refers deviation to appropriate health care staff Provides direct care for complex Veterans. Makes observations of subtle changes in patient's condition, i.e. behavior shifts, mood, skin coloring, appetite, etc. and takes action accordingly within the NA's assigned role. Documents care given, observations and responses on appropriate tools or forms. Responds appropriately to subtle patient changes by contacting the appropriate nursing personal . Monitor and documents patient intake and output reports deviations timely and accurately. Performs nursing procedures within scope of practice and according to policies and standard procedures to care for the patient for such procedures but not limited to: enemas, catheterization, colostomy care, skin care simple dressing, application of braces and prosthetic devices, monitoring of. Recognizes the residents' autonomy and promotes independence by means of respect, limit setting and individualized treatment. Actively participates in Treatment Planning Meetings. Verbally provides patient information to the treatment team for inclusion in the veteran/residents' plan of care, participates in treatment team meetings for resident care planning. Utilizes equipment to promote the veteran self-care, such as; lift equipment, Hydro sound Tubs, and Veteran/Resident Wandering System Enters information about the veterans' condition in the chart and utilizes appropriate formats. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe environment for the veterans. Removes defective equipment, reports hazards, observes safety regulations, contributions to infection control and utilizes proper aseptic techniques in performance of duties. Serves as the unit safe patient handling liaison. Serves as a preceptor and mentor to other NA's. Functions as a member of the unit base counsel. Orients members of the health care team to the e unit as appropriate. Manages distributed patient behavior and by appropriately intervenes and request assistances from other health care members. Appropriately initiates basic life supports and takes appropriate actions. Work Schedule: Primarily Monday thru Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm, with rotating weekends and holidays Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000, PD000001, and PD000002 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.