The Charles George VA Medical Center's Nursing Service has FOUR (4) vacancies for a Nursing Assistant (NA) with the Community Living Center at our facility providing care to a variety of patients with varying diagnoses. If selected, you will perform care as delegated by a Registered Nurse to Veterans within the unit and medical center. You will perform work in assisting other medical personnel in the care or treatment of patients who have serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions. Your basic responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): Performing patient care and comfort measures addressing patient's bio psychosocial needs, personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, hydration, rehabilitation, and safety. Recognizing maladaptive behaviors and deescalating situations. Assisting doctors and nurses in the performing diagnostic examinations. Properly documenting all aspects of care in computerized records. Using lift equipment to assist patients in getting in and out of bed Reporting abnormalities to appropriate personnel. Recognizing emergency situations and intervening within your scope of practice, while waiting for assistance. Communicating with people from various backgrounds and education levels. Engaging in therapeutic and appropriate diversional activities. Transporting Veteran to and from procedure if needed. All other duties as assigned. Demonstrated KSAs Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team, and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new [NAs] by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding, and assisting with behavior crisis, etc. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Work Schedule: To be determined during interview. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598483700
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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.