VA Portland Health Care System is a Level 1A interdisciplinary teaching and quarternary facility with service-lines serving primary care, emergency medicine, medicine, surgery, specialty, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and multiple community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). VAPORHCS operates a Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) which serves homeless Veterans in downtown Portland and also provides Home-Based Primary Care. Phlebotomy/Nursing Assistant will practice in the Primary Care Clinics and may be assigned to the clinics located in Portland, Vancouver, Camp Rilea, Bend, Salem, Fairview, The Dalles, West Linn, Community Resource Referral Center (CRRC), or Hillsboro. Incumbent may assist members of the PACT Teamlet (Primary Care Provider, Nurse Care Manager, Licensed Practical Nurse, Health Technician, and Clerical Associate) or support the work of the expanded team (Pharmacist, Social Worker, Home Telehealth RN, Psychologist, and Dietician). The main responsibility of Incumbent will be to perform specimen collection of (urine, sputum, blood, or stool) ensuring to utilize proper labeling, packaging, and transport instructions from the Primary Care Community Based Clinics or assigned areas to the main facility laboratory. Incumbent must utilize proper facility required patient identified methods and ensure patient confidentiality is maintained. Incumbent access and complete specimens orders from the hospital computerized system, utilize centrifugation (id required), and prepare specimen prior to laboratory testing. Incumbent will exercise effective communication skills prior to, during, and after specimen collection, ensuring to review pertinent information with the patient. Maintain specimen integrity by using aseptic techniques, following department procedures, and observing and adhering to personal protective equipment policies and guidelines. She/he will adhere to applicable infection control guidelines of hand hygiene before and after venipuncture of all patients. Incumbent will demonstrate knowledge and skill in utilizing noninvasive vein mapping devices as well as demonstrates competency in venipuncture and specimen collection. Incumbent resolve order discrepancies by contacting the order originator for further clarification, notifying supervisor of unresolved orders. Incumbent must maintain a safe and secure working environment by adhering to local medical center standards, policies, and procedures as well as other federal or state regulating bodies to include but not limited to Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). As needed the incumbent will provides care and services to multiple populations served within the clinic, area of assignment as determined by the patient/clinic need for nursing care and services. Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to observe, identify, and respond to Veterans needs for nursing, emergencies, medication, point-of-care-testing, and equipment assistant care to recognize deviations from normal, assist with technical procedures but not limited to: taking and recording BP, temperature, pulse, respiration, pulse ox, height, weight, specimen collection such as urine, sputum, or stool, finger glucose, and administering oxygen. Incumbent will assist with completing health promotion clinical reminders and documenting accordingly. Incumbent will assist with health literacy and education needs of the veterans as directed by the RN or Health Care Provider ( Nurse Practitioner or Medical Doctor) and manage clinic workflow by ensuring veterans are placed in examination rooms in a timely manner, and providing direction to veterans as they move through the clinic environment. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, varying tours from 0700-1730 Compressed/Flexible: No Telework: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:PHLEBOTOMY NURSING ASSISTANT/PD20668A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.