The incumbent serves as a Nursing Assistant (NA) at the Des Moines, Iowa VA Medical Center. The NA provides support and direct patient care to Veterans and uses knowledge and skills to complete assigned duties with supervision by the Registered Nurse. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist with care of acutely ill and more complex patients. Makes observations of subtle changes in patient's condition and reports to registered nurse. Observes patients for appropriate oxygen administration and performs pulse oximeter readings. Assists the nurse or provider with wound care. Reinforces patient teaching. Participates actively in mandatory reviews, unit meetings and in-services. Manages indwelling urinary catheter bags; emptying recording and re
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