The Certified Nursing Assistant is an individual who delivers age specific care to adult Veterans according to established policies and procedures under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). He/she will be a member of the nursing team and is assigned to provide individualized nursing care to Veterans who experience varying degrees of physical, emotional and/or behavioral health problems across their lifespan. The Nursing Assistant works under the direct supervision and guidance of the Registered Nurse. Daily assignments are prepared by the RN and reviewed in detail by the Nursing Assistant. He/she reports observations and findings to the RN and documents appropriately in the computerized patient record system (CPRS). Principle Functions and Responsibilities: Demonstrates all knowledge and performs all skills taught in Nursing Assistant training. Recognizes the normal aging process and responds to meet the age specific needs of the Veterans including sensory/perceptual changes and physical needs for food, water, air, elimination, rest, sleep and activity. Provide resident centered - care, which is driven by the needs, preferences and lifelong habits of the residents. Care is individualized to each resident, and the resident is a participant in their own care when possible. Correctly identifies Veterans by using two specific personal identifiers. Accurately scans Veteran identification wristbands into the Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) system. Properly scans specified skin treatments and comfort supplies, as outlined in MCM PC-115, into BCMA and safely administers these products. Provides timely verbal reports regarding results of care or changes in Veteran's condition to the RN. Documents nursing care according to established nursing policy and procedures, in the written patient care books and/or in the electronic nursing care programs known as CareTracker and/or CPRS. Keeps informed of all policies and procedures, guidelines, directives and regulations. Utilizes proper body mechanics, lifting devices and assistance from coworkers in performance of Veteran care activities. Reiterates and reinforces teaching and instructions that were previously presented by the RN. Provides care for those Veterans transported to facilities outside of VA Butler Healthcare. Contributes to work area conferences. Completes all mandatory annual training. Work Schedule: 3:30 pm to 12:30 am (midnight), required to work weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600164800
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.