The primary purpose of the Health Aid position is to provide health care aid at both the Des Moines VA Health Care Facility and at the Marshalltown Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). The position is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services and to provide patient care at these locations. This position is temporary, not to exceed 9/30/2021. This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Applications for this announcement will be reviewed on a weekly basis until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed and referred as applicable each week. ** This is a Full Time, Temporary position, Not to Exceed (NTE) 9/30/2021. Duties include, but are not limited to: The primary role is to protect, sustain, and nurture the resident by providing assistance as needed with activities of daily living, and with other needs as required in accordance with established policies and procedures to assure that the highest degree of resident's quality of life and care is maintained. Performs a range of clinical support duties. Escorts patients throughout the medical center or clinic for treatment. Establishes and promotes effective interpersonal relationships and communications with inpatients/residents, families and others. Establishes and promotes effective working relationships with other employees on the treatment team. Assists with inventory management and ordering of supplies, placing stock as provided by SPD in appropriate storage areas, rotating stock on shelves, replenishing, and removing/replacing outdated items if needed. Carries records, reports, laboratory specimens, x-rays, prosthetic equipment and patient prescriptions to designated areas. Screening patients, visitors and staff entering the medical center and clinics. Other duties as assigned. Duty Station: Various positions open at both the Des Moines VA Facility and at the Marshalltown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Work Schedule: Effective 4/7/2021, Monday - Friday, Day Shifts are available Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid/ PD 99917-A Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with residents requires regular and recurring bending, lifting (not to exceed 35 pounds), reaching, carrying, stooping, stretching and similar activities
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.