The Nursing Assistant (NA) will work within the Patient Care Service Line (PCSL) within the Community Living Center (CLC) and is an integral part of a team of nurses that provide care to long term care residents, end of life hospice veterans, and veterans with specific rehabilitation or skilled needs for a limited time frame. The CLC nurse aide is responsible for maintaining unit specific competencies to ensure safety and quality of care is provided to residents. ***This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until March 8, 2022. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Applications will remain on file until March 8, 2022.*** The Nursing Assistant (NA) will work within the Patient Care Service Line (PCSL) within the Community Living Center (CLC) and is an integral part of a team of nurses that provide care to long term care residents, end of life hospice veterans, and veterans with specific rehabilitation or skilled needs for a limited time frame. The CLC nurse aide is responsible for maintaining unit specific competencies to ensure safety and quality of care is provided to residents. The CLC promotes resident centered care and artifacts of cultural change to create a home like environment. Restorative nursing care is an essential part of the nurse aides role to promote the residents highest functioning level of abilities. These are provider ordered and established programs such as walk to dine. The NA is also involved with recreation therapy activities to promote socialization, and physical activities through planned outings and events. Identifies environmental safety hazards and takes immediate action to resolve issues within a specific scope. Adheres to the Cheyenne VAMC Time and Leave Policy and assists others with entering leave requests. Completes required documentation timely and accurately with minimal or no guidance; able to assist other staff members with required documentation. Safely and effectively uses equipment required for patient care. Reports equipment in need of repair and enters work orders independently. Uses supplies and additional resources appropriately; makes suggestions to improve resource utilization. Adheres to VA policies and procedures. Able to provide education to other staff member(s) when they have questions about procedures. Provides 1 :1 observation for veterans who are safety risks (within one arm's length of the patient), to include but not limited to: (1) Having Suicidal/Homicidal ldeations (2) High Fall Risk (3) Veteran pulling on or trying to remove essential medical equipment (4) Impulsive behavior that may lead to injury Performs specific patient related tasks independently and provides assistance to co-workers. Assists patient with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as personal hygiene and daily nourishment independently and provides assistance to co-workers. Implements infection control guidelines in efforts to reduce and prevent infectious disease from spreading. Implements appropriate PPE as indicated/required. Actively participates interdisciplinary care plan meetings and makes suggestions to enhance the patient specific care plan. Work Schedule: 6:00 am to 6:30 pm/6:00 pm to 6:30 am Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Certified Nursing Assistant/PD000000 and PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.