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 it's various locations that provide in patient care, such as but not limited to the living centers. **THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: All applications will be reviewed on a Bi-Weekly bases beginning on the date that this announcement was posted until the vacancy is filled. The cut-off time is 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) on the initial cut-off date of 4/8/2021. Monitors all incoming traffic through the major checkpoints as VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS). Conducts screening to incoming traffic to the VA Salt Lake City Campus. Ensures all employees, patients, contractors visitors and other are checked for validity of visits to VASLCHCS. Provides required equipment to incoming patrons, to include face masks and wrist bands Work independently and or as a part of the team. Determine the differences of both physical and psychological effects Uses and follows proper hand hygiene, universal precautions and general infection control principles. Educates, role models, and assists inpatients/residents and families in adhering to infection control principles throughout the facility. 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. Wears VA name badge above waist at all times Maintains safe and sanitary environment for inpatients/residents, staff and visitors Reports and removes safety hazards; utilizes correct moving and transferring techniques Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts. Nights, Weekends, Holidays, 24/7 (will be based upon organizational need) Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid/PD99917-A Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with employees, patients, visitors and others requires regular and recurring bending, lifting (not to exceed 35 pounds), reaching, carrying, stooping, stretching and similar activities. Shifts will be outdoors and subject to extreme weather conditions
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.