Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not approved. This Certified Nursing Assistant position is located at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI in the Emergency Department (ED) The CNA provides direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The Emergency Department is a nine bed emergency treatment center with two additional fast track beds. There are over 16,000 emergency room visits annually. The staffing varies based on volume with 2-6 RNs scheduled throughout the day and 2-4 nursing assistants/health techs scheduled. The NA serves in a dual role of providing direct patient care, transportation and clerical duties as a health unit coordinator. Major Nursing Assistant duties include, but are not limited to: Assists or provides patients with personal hygiene, i.e., bathing, shaving, teeth brushing, nail care, hair combing, etc. Provides patients with the appropriate level of assistance with activities of daily living, bathing, dressing, transferring, ambulating, feeding, and toileting. Obtains blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and blood glucose (finger stick) and records them appropriately in the medical record. Weighs patients and records them appropriately in the medical record. Assists during emergency treatment situations obtaining equipment as necessary and running errands as needed. Maintains positive and constructive professional working relationship with patients, families, medical staff, volunteers, and co-workers. Transports patients as assigned off the unit for various diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Assists the team in reinforcing educational needs with patients. Performs other duties as assigned, such as phlebotomy and 12-Lead EKGs. Understands and demonstrates behavior that reflects that each patient is an individual with needs that vary, particularly according to his/her age. Understands the appropriate body mechanics to safely move patients using a variety of lifts/transfer devices. Applies and operates specialized equipment for residents (patients), e.g., prosthetic appliances, patient mobility devices, etc. Recognizes and reports potential safety hazards. Initiates emergency measures to protect patients. Maintains patient rooms and unit areas in a clean and orderly fashion. Participates in problem-solving activities to maintain a safe environment Assists in provision of a safe environment for patients with memory deficits, orientation problems and acting-out behavior. Cleans various pieces of patient equipment as needed and directed by responsible nurse. Select Nursing Assistants will be trained to perform Health Unit Coordinator tasks and will manage patient admissions, discharges, post discharge appointments, and other clerical tasks. Work Schedule: Days, PMs, Nights, Sun-Sat every third to every other weekend. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.