The primary purpose of this position is to provide Health Care aid at the Health Care System VISN and facility levels. The position is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services throughout the Medical Center, and its various locations that provide in patient care, such as but not limited to the living centers. The Health Aid is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services throughout Medical Center and it's various locations that provide patient care, such as but not limited to the living centers. Duties include, but are not be limited to: Uses and follows proper hand hygiene, universal precautions and general infection control principles. Screening of all individuals both staff and Veterans who enter VA facilities that include CBOC/PCC and VAMC. Validates both staff and Veterans temperature before allowing into VA facility. Provides directions and answers general questions while serving as a Wayfinder in the VA facility. Notifies triage Nurse when unable to authorize patient entry into clinical areas and directs patient to waiting area for further triage. Directs traffic as needed and provides vehicle screening-advising drivers where to park. Assists as needed with transferring, and escorting inpatients/residents. Maintains general cleanliness of the waiting and sitting areas. Carries records, reports, laboratory specimens, x-rays, prosthetic equipment and patient prescriptions to designated areas, excluding control substance. Establishes and promotes effective interpersonal relationships and communications with inpatients/residents, families and others. Responds to inpatients/residents' family members', visitors,' and co-workers' requests for assistance promptly and in a friendly cooperative manner. Wears VA name badge above waist at all times. Reports observations of the condition of acute and chronic phase patients such as excessive vomiting, bleeding, type and amount of drainage, skin integrity, patency of airway, etc. Makes follow-up call to patients as assigned. **Salary stated above is a base salary, a locality adjustment to the salary will be added pending the selectees duty location. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Rotating/Varying tours, rotating/varying weekends and schedules that fall between 5:00am and 11:00pm, 11:00pm and 5:00am, and 7:30am - 1:00pm depending on the needs of the organization for part time hours for both locations. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid (Screener)/ 99917-A Physical Requirements: Duties require long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending and carrying of equipment, supplies, and requires lifting 35 pounds of weight. The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Promotion Potential: No Qualified candidate's will be referred in the order received in USA Staffing, cut off dates are as follows or as determined by the organization's needs: May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 4, 2021 June 18, 2021 July 2, 2021 July 16, 2021 July 30, 2021 August 13, 2021 August 27, 2021 September 10, 2021 September 24, 2021
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.