Top 5 reasons YOU should choose a career with VA: 1. A premium benefits package 2. A fulfilling and challenging work environment 3. Work where you want to live 4. On-the-job growth and advancement 5. To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve. As a Nursing Assistant with the VAMHCS Community Living Center you will perform a wide range of resident care, restorative services, treatment and charting activities on a regular and continuing basis. The incumbent delivers safe and individualized nursing care to long term care residents with multiple and complex needs and performs in such a way as to promote a sense of dignity and resident preferences. He/she provides care that addresses physical, emotional, rehabilitative and spiritual needs of veterans. Provides competent nursing care in a variety of situations to meet resident needs for personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, elimination and prevention of skin breakdown while participating in a resident treatment team. The incumbent should possess basic understanding of the culture transformation in Long Term Care, and understanding of simple scientific facts and principles, a broad spectrum of technical skills, adaptation of procedures to meet individual patient needs, quality of life, preferences and recognition of the relatedness to residents ' behavior and physical condition. To include: Utilizes glucose monitoring machine to receive glucose readings for veterans Provides direct care for complex veterans Makes observations of subtle changes in resident's condition, i.e. behavior shifts, mood, skin coloring, appetite, etc. Documents care given, observations and responses on appropriate tools or forms. Performs oral and nasopharyngeal suctioning Administers complete tracheostomy care, including suctioning. Monitor and documents patient intake and output Performs nursing procedures within scope of practice and according to policies and standard procedures to care for the veteran for such procedures but not limited to: enemas, catheterization, colostomy care, skin care simple dressing, application of braces and prosthetic devices, monitoring of Works on small group activities with veterans/residents according to the patients/resident treatment plan. Recognizes the residents' autonomy and promotes independence by means of respect, limit setting and individualized treatment. Actively participates in Treatment Planning Meetings. Utilizes equipment to promote the veteran self-care, such as; lift equipment, Hydro sound Tubs, and Veteran/Resident Wandering System. Verbally provides patient information to the treatment team for inclusion in the veteran/residents' plan of care, participates in treatment team meetings for resident care planning. Enters information about the residents' condition in the chart, utilizing appropriate formats. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe environment for the patient/resident Removes defective equipment, reports hazards, observes safety regulations, contributes to infection control, and utilizes proper aseptic technique in performance of duties. Work Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM) Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.