OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans. The Float Pool Nursing Assistant is responsible for the evidence-based care of a group of patients as follows: Assists the RN, licensed practical nurse (LPN), and other members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) with providing input in the development of care plan based on the Veterans care needs. This includes input into completion of the minimum data set (MDS) assessment at required and various time points. Attends IDT meetings and contributes to the IDT. Performs support duties for diagnostic procedures, which include preparing the Veteran and monitoring the Veteran's condition. Performs nursing care, as applicable to the Veteran, including all aspects of personal care and grooming. Under the direction of the RN or LPN, monitor bladder and bowel functioning, tracking of I&O and hydration. Under the direction of the RN or LPN, provides health care services to the Veteran to include, but not limited to: Foley Catheter insertion/discontinuation/care; obtaining the Veteran's vital signs, blood glucose, or electrocardiogram (EKG); activities of daily living; and post-mortem care. Under the direction of the RN or LPN, monitor psychiatric symptoms, assisting in medical and psychiatric emergencies. Maintain patient safety and the safety of the environment. Provide one-to-one observations to ensure patient safety. The NA float can work in multiple areas include Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Department (ED), Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU)/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Medical/Surgical/Telemetry(Med/Surg/Tele), Short Stay Rehabilitation, Nursing Home, Hospice, Inpatient Acute Psychiatry Unit, Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Program (RRTP), or outpatient clinics, and must maintain competencies in all areas. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Night Shift: 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (weekend and holiday rotations included) Evening Shift: 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (weekend and holiday rotations included) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: The population of male and female Veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18 to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. Lebanon VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical and surgical inpatients and outpatients. The incumbent must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing, lifting 45 pounds or more, reaching, stretching, and similar activities supporting various weights. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The incumbent must be able to navigate all areas of the facility, use a keyboard, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when necessary, as well as direct others to perform it, and perform other activities of the position without any restrictions.
Internal Number: 599977500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.