The Nursing Assistant (Transport) functions as a NA independently with the ability to assist in the full range of nurse assistant care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The incumbent provides safe and timely transport utilizing appropriate safe patient handling equipment. Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following: Provides complete personal hygiene needs and documents in the veteran's records; Turns and repositions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients; Encourages and teaches individual patients and groups of patients in self-care activities; Performs I & O on patients and documents their input and output in CPRS; Cleans reusable medical equipment on the unit and maintains a neat and orderly patient care environment; Takes and records vital signs and weights; reports change of status to RN; Escorts non-critical patients to appointments in a safe and cautious manner; assist in getting patients out of bed and returning to bed after escorting; Recognizes and reacts to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance; Reports unsafe equipment and working conditions to appropriate individuals; Interacts in a courteous/respectful manner with patients, families and visitors. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m.; 3:30p.m.-12:midnight - Rotating, or 11:30p.m.-8:00a.m. (Subject to change based upon agency needs) 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.