Monday , May 27 2024

Department of Veterans Affairs Jobs – Nursing Assistant

Website U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Job Description:

This position falls under the Patient Care Service Line- Community Living Center, located at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. The Nursing Assistant (NA) 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works within a collaborative team to achieve veteran centric goals and provides feedback regarding the patient’s progress toward goals.
  • Treats self, patients, family and others with respect and dignity is able to effectively intervene when there is a difficult situation.
  • Completes required documentation timely and accurately with minimal or no guidance; able to assist other staff members with required documentation.
  • Identifies environmental safety hazards and takes immediate action to resolve issues within a specific scope.
  • Provides 1:1 observation for veterans who are safety risks (within one arm’s length of the patient), to include but not limited to: Having Suicidal/Homicidal ldeations, High Fall Risk,
  • Veteran pulling on or trying to remove, essential medical equipment, Impulsive behavior that may lead to injury.
  • Listens to patient and family needs/concerns. Reports them to the charge nurse and will take immediate action within specific scope to meet the patient’s needs/concerns.
  • Adheres to the Cheyenne VAMC Time and Leave Policy and assists others with entering leave requests.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Ability to observe patients/residents’ or resident’s physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation.
  • Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cheyenne, WY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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