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    Providing a service to Veterans with a working staff of more than 4,200 employees, South Texas provides health care services for 93,000 Veterans. The STVHCS is a facility providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It also supports a 90 bed Extended Care Therapy Center, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center.

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    Responsibilities

    The Nursing Assistants for the Pool Personnel will report to the Staffing Coordinator/ Nursing On Duty Supervisor and will provide quality nursing care to a variety of patients ranging from age 18 - 100+ years. Your work assignments will be based on the need of the Hospital at the time and will be expected to float throughout the Hospital. You will obtain and record vital data such as height, weight, allergies, primary complaints, and any additional data required by the provider, and you will record vital signs and collect specimens for laboratory testing. You will provide complete, or assist with, personal hygiene care, including bowel and bladder needs. You will turn and position patients to maintain proper body alignment, and will lift, transfer and ambulate patients using good body mechanics and assistive/safety equipment such as gait belts, braces, splints, crutches, canes, mechanical lifts. You will apply and care for external urinary devices and accurately measure and record output and bladder scanning. You will assist in setting up and operating special equipment such as special beds, traction, overhead trapeze bars, oxygen and oral suctioning. You may be responsible for performing standards 12-lead EKGs, and provide nursing care to patients receiving intravenous therapy. When required, you will perform 1:1 observation and report changes in the patient's condition to the nurse, and will document observations and care. You will provide information based on patient's condition, acceptance of limited physical mobility, body mechanics, colostomy care and irrigation, and will provide the patient and family after care instructions and assist therapeutic groups. If required, you will initiate and/or assist with emergency measures, including maintaining airway, CPS, and protecting patients having seizures. You will be required to perform other related nursing duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts (Days, Evenings and Nights some Weekends and Holidays included)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required




    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0621 Nursing Assistant

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523348700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.