The VA St. Louis Health Care System is recruiting for multiple full time, permanent, Nursing Assistants (NA) with SCI. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Functional Statement Title: Certified Nursing Assistant GS-05 THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. The initial review date is: October 21, 2021. Applications will be reviewed every 15 business days thereafter. Performs a wide range of direct patient care and personal care duties under the direction of the SCI nurse manager and SCI RN Staff Nurse including, but not limited to: bathing, feeding, toileting, elimination, incontinence care, general patient hygiene, prevention of skin breakdown rehabilitation, safety, and non-routine care and comfort needs for the psychological, social, and spiritual well-being of the patient. Transports patients via wheel chair or stretcher, and/or accompanies ambulatory patients who need assistance, to various areas within the hospital including clinics, diagnostic areas, and treatment areas. Assists in a complete range of treatments, procedures and diagnostic examinations including measuring and recording height and weight, monitoring vital signs, recording fluid intake and output, preparing and positioning patients, range of motion, applying hot and cold packs, changing non-sterile dressings, oral care, and inserting straight or indwelling catheters as directed. Obtains and labels specimens to include clean catch urine specimens or sterile specimens. Teaches patients and family members the necessity to continue the procedures for safe and proper hygiene care under the direction of the RN. Utilizes effective communication skills to establish and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships with patients, families and members of the interdisciplinary team. Performs post mortem care with dignity. Duties include, but are not limited to: Work Schedule: Rotating 12 hour tours, including weekends and holidays..
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