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Nursing Assistant

VA Medical Center

Kansas City, MO
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Nursing Assistant
Kansas City, MO

Duties include but are not limited to:


· Makes beds. Positions, holds, turns, ambulates, and transfers patients as indicated. Identifies the need for and appropriately applies supportive and protective devices for the protection of the patient and personnel.  Utilize lift aids and good body mechanics. Instructs patients and visitors about protective procedures if indicated. Sets up patients rooms for other isolation/transmission precautions as indicated.

· Transports patients who may require close observation and support. Accompanies selected patient when necessary. Collects and labels specimens of sputum, urine (routine and sterile), feces, and assists with the collection of other sterile specimens, as directed by the team leader for storage and/or delivery to the laboratory.

·  Measures and records vital signs, height and weight, intake and output. Reports changes to the Registered Nurse. Documents patient care provided and patient response to treatment. Assists in post-mortem care, and helps support family members as needed.

·  Assists members of Radiology team by obtaining necessary supplies and equipment. Assembles equipment and effectively prepares patient for tests and treatments. Maintains oxygen that is being administered and complies with oxygen safety standards. Turns patient and initiating and/or assisting with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the care of the choking victim.  

· Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients. Observes, reports and records change in patients' physical or emotional status. Employs therapeutic and effective communicative skills relating to patients, staff and visitors. Provides emotional support for the critically ill or dying patients.

· Completes annual competency review.

·  Assists Radiology Technologists to positions patients as needed.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:00am at 3:30pm or 7:30am to 4:00pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Nursing Assistant – Radiology



Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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