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    Summary

    The VA St. Louis Health Care System is recruiting for 1 Full-Time, permanent, Nursing Assistants (NA) in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit.

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online On-Boarding process.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurses and providers in the performance of diagnostic examinations by performing duties such as vital signs, height, weight, finger sticks, etc. and document the specific information in the resident's computerized record.
    • Responsible for collecting specimens ordered by the provider, such as blood by venipuncture, urine, and stool. The Phlebotomist serves the patients who receive care and service at the VAMHCS, both scheduled and unscheduled.
    • Transports patients via wheel chair or gurney, and/or accompanies ambulatory patients who need assistance, to various areas within the hospital including clinics, diagnostic areas, and treatment areas.
    • Assists in a complete range of treatments, procedures and diagnostic examinations including measuring and recording height and weight, monitoring vital signs, recording fluid intake and output, preparing and positioning patients, applying hot and cold packs, changing sterile dressings, administering EKG's, respiratory therapy, wound irrigation, oral and tracheal aspirations, cleaning tracheotomy tubes, changing tracheal dressings, monitoring IV fluids, administering tube feedings, lumbar puncture, minor surgical procedures, inserting straight or indwelling catheters, clamping and un clamping catheters as directed.
    • Obtains and labels specimens to include clean catch urine specimens or sterile specimens.
    Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. 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.

    Work Schedule: Rotating Hours

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533406200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.