This is an Open & Continuous Announcement and will remain open until 9/30/2021 to fill current and future permanent or temporary Nursing Assistant vacancies for various shifts in Long Term Care and Mental Health at the Montrose & Castle Point Campuses. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be referred for consideration as vacancies become available. The Nursing Assistant (NA) will participate in Veteran-centered activities, and will support Veteran personal preferences. Maintain positive patient/resident/family relationships, which include recognizing and understanding relevant social and spiritual factors. Provide patient/resident personal hygiene care by giving assistance with toileting, bathing, hand/finger nail care, foot care, oral hygiene, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves. Provide for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients/residents as necessary; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals; ambulating, turning, and positioning patient/residents as needed. Provide patient/resident comfort by utilizing available resources and materials; escorting patient/residents within VA HVHCS and to other VA facilities for appointments/transfers where indicated; answering patient/residents' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient/resident to the nursing supervisor; communicating with patients/residents; utilizing de-escalation skills, when needed. Participate in patient groups and activities. Provide constant observation for suicidal patients. Document actions, observations, and education provided by completing forms, reports, and records in CPRS NA care. Maintain work operations by following policies and procedures. Protect organization's values by keeping patient/resident information confidential. Maybe assigned to care for COVID Veteran patients. Work Schedule: Days/Evenings/Nights; may require rotation to other shifts (Required tour of duty will be discussed during the interview process). 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.