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    Summary

    The Nursing Assistant receives basic training in performing certain patient care duties. Assigned on a regular basis to a patient ward and works a rotating tour of duty following formal classroom instruction and demonstration of competency in the nursing assistant duties, along with a few specific healthcare tech duties.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    Patient Care

    • Gives and assists with all types of cleansing baths and shampoos.
    • Makes all types of beds.
    • Assists patients in feeding themselves, or feeds those who cannot.
    • Performs basic patient care activities and duties as assigned, such as taking vitals and recording measurements.
    • Adheres to principles of patient safety, falls safety, and infection control and universal precautions at all times.
    • May assist RN with administering Bolus Tube Feedings via G-tube, J-tube, GJ-tube by positioning the patient and passing supplies.
    • Can insert intermittent catheters with competency training and documentation after education is verified.
    Support Duties
    • Assists in diagnostic examinations by positioning, draping the patient and passing instruments and supplies.
    • Incumbent is responsible for assuring lab supplies are stocked and available on the inpatient ward.

    Treatment Duties
    • Applies cold compress/ice packs locally and generally under the direction of the RN.
    • Assists with the application of orthopedic and prosthetic devices.
    Patient Charting
    • Enter vital signs into computer and alert RN to unusual deviations or changes.

    Work Schedule: Shift Work to include weekends and Holidays; 3:30 pm to 12:00 am, 7:30 pm to 8:00 am, 11:30 pm to 8:00 am. Schedule is requested by availability.
    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/585749900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.