This position is located at the Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC. The Nursing Assistant (NA) is assigned to the Medical, Surgical, CLC, Hospice, Psychiatry Unit, or Emergency Room. The employee provides routine nursing care and standard procedures on a regular and continuing basis. The incumbent must complete a competency-based orientation and Annual Mandatory Review. These duties may include but are not limited to: a. Routinely assumes and completes assignments for a variety of patients with diverse nursing care needs; provides care in a timely manner, demonstrating initiative and independence. b. Accurately performs a full range of nursing procedures utilizing appropriate and safe techniques. c. Routinely delivers complete and comprehensive care to meet the needs of activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, etc.) d. Uses the appropriate technique when providing care to patients/residents with Delirium, Dementia, or mental health related behavior (such as approach, distraction, re-direction, limit setting, etc.) e. Performs procedures timely, accurately and thoroughly, such as obtaining vital signs, weights, blood sugar checks, dressing changes, bladder scan, tube feedings, suctioning, skin checks, delivery of meal trays, etc. f. Maintains the patient bedside space in a neat, clean, safe, stocked and orderly manner. Uses supplies and equipment in an appropriate and cost-effective manner. Reports broken equipment to Charge Nurse. g. Provides a thorough hand off report to oncoming staff to assure continuity of care. Introduces oncoming staff to the patient Updates white board during bedside report with name, date/day and Cisco extension number. Work Schedule: Determined by supervisor based on organizational needs Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant (Multiple Areas)/PD00000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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