The primary responsibility of this Health Care Aid position will be screening all who enter the facility for COVID-19.The position is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services throughout the outpatient clinic. The Health Aid is also responsible for performing selected support functions as needed. Position may be filled as either full-time or part-time. Applicants selected for these positions will primarily perform COVID-19 screening for incoming employees, patients and visitors prior to entry into the facility. The screening process includes administering a symptom questionnaire to gauge symptoms as well as checking body temperature. In addition to screening, employees may perform the following duties at the discretion of management: Use and follow proper hand hygiene, universal precautions and general infection control principles. Utilizes specialized equipment such as ceiling lifters, Maxi lifters, wheelchair movers, steady and electric stretchers according to Safe Patient Handling and Movement Policy. Incumbent carries records, reports, laboratory specimens, x-rays, prosthetic equipment and patient prescriptions to designated areas, excluding control substance. Performs a range of clinical support duties, which include taking, recording vital signs and reporting deviations to the RN. Performs a complete range of treatment procedures that include: checks sterile supplies and topical medications for outdated items and/or broken seals. Recognizes and institutes appropriate action in emergency situations such as performing CPR, Heimlich maneuver for choking, seizure precautions and safety during seizures, and emergency first aid. 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. Listens to all customer feedback and acts to resolve complaints within his/her control, and reports to immediate supervisor in a timely manner. Obtains equipment and supplies and assists the RN and/or medical provider(s) when he/she performs minor medical/surgical procedures when appropriate and within skills and knowledge. Maintains safe and sanitary environment for inpatients/residents, staff and visitors. Reports and removes safety hazards; utilizes correct moving and transferring techniques according to Safe Patient Handling and appropriate body mechanics; evacuates patients during fire and disaster; provides one-to-one observation as directed for assaultive and seriously ill inpatients/residents, and follows facility policy related to suicidal patients. Assists with inventory management and ordering of supplies, placing stock as provided by standard procedure in appropriate storage areas, rotating stock on shelves, replenishing, and removing/replacing outdated items if needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Part-time hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., depending on operating needs of the agency Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid Screener/ 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.