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    This Nursing Assistant position is organizationally aligned under Patient Care Services. S/He works at a two - divisional teaching hospital affiliated with the Lexington Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. The incumbent will normally work at one of the locations for the two divisions (Bowling Division or Sousley Division) but is required to work at the other location as necessary.

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    The incumbent in this position is an active participant in the nursing team, who works a rotating tour of duty in an acute care or extended care area. He/She is able to perform tasks after receipt of patient data and information He/She performs complex nursing care procedures according to established procedures. He/She will carry a direct patient assignment for a group of patients and assist other with completion of the workload of the assigned area.
    Duties include: bathes, shaves, gives oral hygiene, shampoos hair, provides nail care, and active range of motion activities. Provides other personal needs such as properly disposing of body wastes. Prepares patient meals. Feeds selected patients and/or assists other patients as necessary. Administers tube feeding including gastrostomy, nasogastric and jejunostomy. Notes changes in patient nutritional needs and reports to Registered Nurse.
    Makes beds. Positions, holds, turns, ambulates and transfers patients as indicated. Identifies the need for and appropriately applies supportive and protective devices for the protection of the patient and personnel. Utilizes lift aids and good body mechanics. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment by keeping assigned area in an orderly and sanitary condition.

    Work Schedule: rotational as needed
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0621 Nursing Assistant

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