This position is located in the Operative Care Line at the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center. This position is responsible for providing pre-op assessments, screens, and tests to evaluate the patient's readiness for the ordered procedure and provide patient education; prepare the patient pre-operatively for the scheduled procedure. Incumbent also provides also provide post recovery (Level 1and level 2) nursing care, education and follow up instructions. The Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists licensed nursing staff in the care of patients/residents receiving preventive, acute, sub-acute chronic, maintenance, and hospice care. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary
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