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    Summary

    This position serves as a member of the nursing team in the operating room, Outpatient Surgery Department and PACU providing patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The work requires long periods of standing, walking, bending over patients' beds and regular and recurring lifting, turning, positioning and supporting of patients weighing in excess of 100 pounds.

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    Responsibilities

    Major Duties:

    • Have knowledge of equipment/ supply terminology and skills sufficient to identify and use equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use to nurses, medical staff and family members.
    • Have knowledge and skill sufficient to understand standard medical terminology for the human body, function, disease processes and treatment procedures as well as the goals for care for assigned patients for the purpose of skillfully carrying out assignments and communicating appropriately with patients, nurses and families.
    • Adhere to VA and Nursing policies, procedures, and standards while assisting with selected activities related to patient admission/transfer and discharge; participates in selected Continuous Improvement (CI) activities as directed; collects patient information including observation of overall condition and recognizes and reports obvious changes in patient condition including emergencies
    • Provides routine hygienic/activities of daily living care; performs actions targeted to the maintenance/restoration of skin integrity; collects patient specimens; administers a variety of comfort measures; performs CPR/BCLS; takes vital signs after completion of orientation and competency validation; follows seizure precautions as directed; transports patients safely to and from the OR, OPS and PACU; appropriately uses protective/restraining devices; uses therapeutic cushions appropriately; applies and provides routine care for a condom catheter; promotes skin healing through the application of noncomplex (i.e., band aids or dry gauze) dressing changes and the application of ostomy appliances as delegated by the accountable RN.
    Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday, Tour of Duty Varies from 6:00am - 9:00pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

  • 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/566724100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.