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, xrays, 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. As the Health Aid, the incumbent's primary duties are COVID-19 Screenings and Transporting Patients; other duties may include: Provide holistic in-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 resident 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 inpatients/residents and families in adhering to infection control principles throughout the facility. Provide a range of personal care as needed to include bathing, toileting, hair and nail care, and dressing in personal clothing while maintaining privacy and dignity of inpatient/resident. Assist as needed with eating drinking, positioning/turning, ambulating, transferring, and escorting inpatients/residents. Distribute canteen books and incidentals. Perform a range of clinical support duties, which include taking and recording vital signs, and reporting deviations to the RN. Perform bladder scans and pulse oximetry as needed. Perform a complete range of treatment procedures that include applying simple and complex sterile dressing, assists with inpatient/resident examinations and performs simple treatments such as hot and cold soaks, hot and cold packs, topical medications, foot soaks, etc. Monitor flow of oxygen, replaces empty tanks, and fills personal use portable oxygen. Perform routine tasks that assist in the implementation of leisure and diversional activities and promotes meaningful use of time that enhances independence, positive self-esteem and relaxing leisure experiences. Establish and promote effective interpersonal relationships and communications with inpatients/residents, families and others. Monitor appetites and food intake of inpatients/residents and obtain/record weight as needed. Maintain inventory control as needed. Conduct physical inventory of food and supplies prior to requesting/ordering food and supplies. Perform other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Based on the Needs of the Service Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid/PD99917ACV19 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. * This job announcement is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official on a weekly basis. * This job announcement will close when we have filled all the vacancies which may be sooner than the closing date.* * This is a temporary position Not to Exceed, 13 months from date of hire. Due to the temporary nature of your appointment, you may be terminated on or before the expiration of your appointment. A temporary appointment does not confer eligibility to be promoted or reassigned to other positions or conversion to a permanent appointment.*
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.