The position is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services throughout the Medical Center, and it's various locations that provide in patient care. The Health Aid is responsible for performing selected patient/resident related transports to different areas such as, x-rays, CT Scan, MRI, Prosthetics, Sonography and other related areas. The incumbent is expected to develop and demonstrate increasing skills in performing a variety of tasks. The primary purpose of this position is to provide Health Care aid at the Health Care System VISN and facility levels. As the Health Aid, the incumbent's duties include, but are not limited to: Provide holistic out-patient care to Veterans in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of those in the facility hospital units, living centers and/or household. Protect, sustain and nurture the Veterans by providing assistance as needed with activities of daily living (ADL), and with other needs as required in accordance with established policies and procedures to assure the highest degree of resident's quality of life and care is maintained. Provide care for a group of patients/residents of varying age. Educate and assist outpatients, staff and families in adhering to infection control principles throughout the facility. Assist as needed with escorting outpatients. Perform a range of clinical support duties, which include taking temperatures, and reporting deviations to the RN. Screening all who enter for COVID 19 symptoms. Establish and promote effective interpersonal relationships and communications with outpatients/residents, families, staff and others. Maintain inventory control as needed. Conduct physical inventory of supplies prior to requesting/ordering supplies. Perform other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Sunday-Saturday days and nights 12 hour shifts. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid (Screener)/ 99917-A Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting (not to exceed 35 pounds), reaching, carrying, stooping, stretching and similar activities Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.