Northport VA Medical Center Nursing Assistant - Float Pool in Northport, New York
Float pool NAs function within all Northport VAMC nursing units; may be assigned to work in the CLC's caring for long term care residents with multiple co-morbidities, on inpatient psychiatric units serving patients dealing with acute or chronic psychiatric illnesses, on med/surg/tele units providing care to acutely ill Veterans, or in an intensive care setting (ED/ICU). Must demonstrate high reliability & flexibility; assignments may change during a shift to meet patient care needs.
Will be assigned to patients requiring care in all areas where nursing is provided.
Performs preventive, rehabilitative, restorative nursing procedures: e.g., active and/or passive range of motion (ROM) to assist and motivate the patient to achieve maximum independence in activities of daily living.
Performs patient care treatments such as simple dressing not requiring medications (e.g. protective dressing on ankles, heels, elbows, etc.)
Applies external urinary drainage systems (male/female); maintains indwelling urinary catheters, maintains the gravity drainage system, and observes for patency, provides catheter care according to procedures/standards.
Promptly reports changes in the patient's behavior and or physical condition such as hemorrhaging, respiratory distress, and records nursing assistant interventions performed in the "Progress Notes" which are part of the patient's clinical record.
Collects patient information for nursing history. Orients patients to unit; assisting in formulating Nursing Care Plans based on information obtained while giving personal patient care; observes and records patient's physical and emotional condition, care given , and patient's response.
Attends to patients activities of daily living by assisting the patient to attain maximal independence and self-care in bathing, grooming, and feeding; performs rehabilitative nursing procedures such as transfer, ambulation, range of motion, and assists with activities such as bowel and bladder training.
Utilizes proper body mechanics and operates all equipment safely and in accordance with Safe Patient Handling procedures and training.
Recognizes and protects patient's right to safety, privacy, and self-determination.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel