The Iowa City VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for six full-time or part-time Nursing Assistants to work in Rehabilitation & Extended Care Home Health. Completed work is under the general supervision of a registered nurse or provider (MD/DO/NP/PA). Individuals are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis; applicants will be reviewed as they are received. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provides aid to Veteran's personal hygiene habits by helping with showers, baths, grooming, and dressing assistance in the home setting. Provides assistance of simple/light housekeeping tasks and simple/light meal preparation for Veterans who are otherwise unable to perform, or require assistance in performing, those activities of daily living. May be required to dust, vacuum, sweep, straighten, wash dishes, clean the bathroom and kitchen, do laundry, meal preparation, dispose of trash, and change linen as needed. Uses cleaning materials and methods that are acceptable to and approved by the Veteran and their family/caregiver. Uses standard equipment such as brooms, mops, dusters, and/or vacuum cleaners Organizes cleaning materials and equipment by placing them in one closet. Does not leave cleaning equipment around the home. Stores cleaning materials away from food, food preparation utensils, and food preparation areas. Keeps them out of reach of children and confused clients. Incumbent operates a government vehicle as an essential function of the job and could be required to transport patients in a government vehicle, even one time per year. The incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid state driver's license and to successfully complete a driving physical. Maintains Veteran stability in the home by checking vital signs and weight and reporting abnormal findings to RN case manager. Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records. Documents care provided to Veterans in CPRS. Reports any abnormal findings or deviation in care to RN case manager. Participates effectively in team meetings. Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures. Protects organization's value by keeping Veteran information confidential. Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining licensure. Performs range of motion exercises per Rehab Therapist's instructions in the home setting. Promotes Veteran and personnel safety. Maintains a work environment that honors diversity. Independently completes mandatory reviews/annual training as needed. Performs additional and special assignments within their scope of practice that are necessary to meet program goals and/or Veteran's needs. Work Schedule: These positions can be filled as either full-time or part-time work schedules Full-time: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm; or 8:00am-to 4:30pm Part-time: Monday - Friday, flexible, day shift Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an ad hoc basis Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive: Authorized for highly qualified candidates This occupational series is eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). Repayment is limited to $5,000 annually, up to $60,000 in lifetime awards. Participants must sign a service agreement and maintain an acceptable level of performance to remain eligible for this program.
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.