Nursing Assistant

Minneapolis, MN
Jun 13, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

This vacancy is for Nursing Assistant for a full-time rotating tour, day/night or day/evening. This position is located in the Minneapolis VA with the Specialty Care Team.


In this position, you will serve as a team member under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) in a ward.

The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides feedback to the RN and interdisciplinary team regarding the planning and delivery of care process
Takes appropriate actions in response to patient emergent situations
Accurately documents patient information in the medical record or paper flow sheet as appropriate
Provides care for patients in isolation
Performs use of oximetry, as directed
Performs oral suctioning with Yankauer suction device
Provides routine hygienic/activities of daily living care, performs actions targeted to the maintenance/restoration of skin integrity
Collects patient specimens, administers a variety of comfort measures
Performs CPR/BCLS, takes vital signs after completion of orientation and competency validation
Performs finger stick blood glucose using blood glucose monitor
Ambulates patient with/without assistive devices
Provides passive range of motion as directed by the RN
Uses appropriate lifting/moving/transfer techniques/devices
Utilizes standard precautions for all patients which includes following hand hygiene practices and procedures
Transports patients; utilizes scale and in-bed scale, special care beds, and vital signs monitor/equipment
Assists with toileting activities
Monitors patients in seclusion
Observes patients using worksheet and assignment sheet
Applies heat and cold therapies

Work Schedule: Available shift is a rotating shift, Day/night or day/evening.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 5


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