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Nursing Assistant - Acute & Long Term Care

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Altoona
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Nursing Assistant (NA) is member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the provision of direct, hands on bedside care, and assumes peer education/mentorship. The NA assists with activities of daily living such as bathing, personal hygiene, nutrition/feeding, elimination, intake and output, oral care, dressing. The NA will provide support to the Medical Unit, Medical COVID Unit, Medical Observation Unit, and the Community Living Center. [ "Utilizes glucose monitoring machine to receive glucose readings and refers deviation to appropriate health care staff. Provides direct care to complex patients, which includes baths, personal hygiene, nutrition/feeding, elimination, intake and output, as appropriate, provides fresh water to patients twice a shift. Makes observations of subtle changes in patient's/resident's condition, i.e., behavior shifts, mood, skin coloring, appetite, etc., and takes action accordingly within the NA's assigned role. Documents care given, observations, and responses on appropriate tools or forms. Responds appropriately to subtle patient/resident changes by contacting the appropriate nursing personnel. Monitors and documents patient/resident intake and output, reports deviations timely and accurately. Performs assigned clinical procedures such as the application of external urinary devices, colostomy bags, unsterile soaks and compresses, hot and cold compresses, ace bandages, elastic hose, slings, binders, bladder scanning, and urine collection. As directed, provides assistance with transporting patients/residents that are not critically ill to tests, procedures, and appointments. Recognizes the patient's/resident's autonomy and promotes independence by means of respect, limit setting, and individualized treatment. Provides for the safety and comfort of the patient/resident with appropriate and safe application of safety and comfort devices, as ordered such as wheelchairs, mechanical lifts, stretchers, and transfer devices. Utilizes lift equipment. Verbally provides patient/resident information to the treatment team for inclusion in the patient's/resident's plan of care, participates in treatment team meetings for resident care planning. Enters information about the patient's/resident's condition in the chart utilizing appropriate formats. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe environment for the patient/resident Work Schedule: Sat-Sun daylight 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM with rotation onto 4-12 and 12-8 shifts\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Altoona , Nursing Assistant - Acute & Long Term Care, Other , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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