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The employee serves as Nursing Assistant (NA) in Patient Care Services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Tomah, WI. Areas of assignment include Inpatient Community Living Centers include 400S, 401A, 401B, 402A, 402B, 403AN, 403B and 406A: the inpatient Acute Care units include 400A and 403A, Outpatient 404, Urgent Care, and the float pool. The NA works under the supervision of a registered nurse or other licensed health care professional.
-Performs a variety of personal care or nursing care activities which do not require practical or vocational nursing licensure or professional nurse educational.
-Performs work assisting other Medical personnel in the diagnosis or treatment of patient/resident illnesses or medical conditions.
-Assists providers and nurses in the care and treatment of patients/residents receiving medical, psychiatric, or outpatient treatment. Provides therapeutic interactions with patients/residents at all times.
-Performs simple treatment procedures such as apply or removing binders, arm slings, dressing, and bandages or applying warm and cool packs.
-Observes patients/residents for change in condition (deviation in color, pulse, respiration, pulse oximetry, temperature, blood pressure, pain).
-Uses fall prevention strategies while assisting patients/residents to stand, walk or transfer.
-Performs a wider variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the patient/resident.
-Assisting patients/residents with feeding based on prescribed diet and is aware of patients/residents that are high risk of choking or aspiration.
Monday through Friday, 1 shift 7:00 am to 3:30pm, 2nd shift 3:30 pm to 12:00 am, 3rd shift 12:00 am to 7:00 am, rotating weekends and holidays, this will all be discussed during the applicant's interview.
Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant
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