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    Summary

    This position is located at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City Hospital. It may be located in the Acute Med 2 East department or in the Float Pool. The primary purpose of the position is to perform a very wide range of patient personal care, diagnostic services, treatment, charting activities and administrative duties on an acute medical/surgical unit. This announcement may also be used to recruit for other nursing assistants for other sections in the hospital.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Works directly with patients and observes them on a 1:1 basis in an inpatient setting on a unit.
    • Assisting in the care of medical and surgical patients by supporting patient activities for daily living (ADLs).
    • Operating equipment (Vital sign machines, EKGs, Bladder Scans, etc.).
    • Establishes therapeutic relationships with patient and families.
    • Perform procedures such as venipuncture, finger sticks, and wound dressings.
    • Monitor and chart patient status in compliance with applicable laws and local policies, and properly report any abnormal findings to designated Nurse or Medical staff.
    • Submits work orders for broken equipment, and properly stores and cleans equipment.
    • Communicates with patient and family members about care, and ensure all communications comply with HIPAA and applicable laws and regulations.
    • Collecting and transporting patient specimens for the laboratory.
    • Completes hazardous items checks of unit, patients, and their belongings.
    • Understands and uses proper medical terminology.
    • Transporting patients to other areas of the hospital and returns to proper unit bed.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Rotating shifts which may include weekends and holidays
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533919800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.