OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This position is located at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the Rehabilitation, Extended and Community Care (RECC) Division. This position is for the Green House Homes. The Green House is organized around the needs and lives of elders who lives there. The duty of a Shahbaz (A specially trained Universal Worker, with core training as a Certified Nursing Assistant) is to protect, to nurture, and to sustain the elder, to maintain the safety and cleanliness of the environment, and for providing high quality care. The Shahbazim will rotate the roles of coordinator duties in such areas as Team Coordinator, Scheduling Coordinator, and Care Coordinator, etc. Coordinator duties will be rotated on a regular cycle among all team members with all drafted items sanctioned/approved by the supervisor. DUTIES INCLUDE: Provides resident centered care to Veterans in a manner conductive to the comfort and safety of those in the small home. Protect, sustain, and nurture the resident by providing assistance with activities of daily living, and with other needs as required. Work with the resident and interdisciplinary team in autonomous roles without constant and direct supervision. Act as a liaison between the team and families, volunteers, community members and other members of the staff including clinical support team and the Guide. Conducts all team meetings and communicates decisions to team members and others. Plans menus with residents for regular and modified diets. Develops systems to monitor temperatures, sanitation, and safety. Monitor appetites and food intake of residents and for obtaining and recording weights as outlined by the Clinical Support Team. Ensures all areas of the residence, indoors and outdoors, are clean and presentable. Creates the team schedule in collaboration with team, providing required staff coverage, time off, and adhering to overtime policies. Ensures that care has been provided and that documentation has been completed as outlined in the residents' care plans. Plans and carries out recreational activities in the homes, outdoors and off-station. Performs comprehensive nursing care for medical, long term care, and/or dementia residents in the rehabilitative process. Recognizes, records, and reports behavior which indicates disorientation to time, place, person, and situation. Prepares and serve food in the small homes. Responsible for arranging transportation, escort, and equipment. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Full-time & Part-time (40 hours biweekly), 3rd shift, with rotation to all tours, weekends, and holidays. 1st or 2nd shift (with rotation to all tours, weekends, and holidays) may be available. Position Description/PD#: Health Tech(Home Health Aid)/PD13250A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599220900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.