The incumbent functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists licensed nursing staff in the care of patient/residents. This position provides support to the CLC within the Nursing Service. The Nursing Assistant (NA) performs care to patients as delegated by a Registered Nurse. Performs work in assisting other medical personnel in the care or treatment of patients who have serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions. Assists and delivers direct patient care. This is an open and continuous announcement after the first cut off date of August 4, 2021 applications will be reviewed and referred to selecting officials every two weeks until the position is filled or until the closing date of the announcement. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: Notifies supervisor before the end of the workday of shortcomings in the delivery of care and service to internal and external customers; dissatisfied patient/family, any perceived violation of law or official wrongdoing including fraud, waste; violations of VA core values (I CARE). Consistently communicates with patients/residents, coworkers, and other customers in a positive unified manner. Does not use inappropriate language or body gestures that could be interrupted as negative behavior(s). Treats everyone with respect. Consistently supports unit-based performance improvement initiatives. Provides requested information within deadline, including ROCs, reports of incidents, data, documentation, etc. Takes proper care of government issued equipment. Does not remove government issued equipment from the premises unless authorized to do so. Routinely assumes and completes assignments for a variety of patients with diverse nursing care needs; provides care in a timely manner, demonstrating initiative and independence. Consistently rounds on patients/residents for purposeful rounding as per unit guidelines. Accurately performs a full range of nursing procedures utilizing appropriate and safe techniques including infection control; especially hand hygiene before and after care. Routinely delivers complete and comprehensive care to meet the needs of activities of daily living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, etc.) Uses the appropriate technique when providing care to patients/residents with Delirium, Dementia, or mental health related behavior (such as approach, distraction, re-direction, limit setting, etc.) Establishes effective relationships with patient, family and members of the health care team. Displays respect, empathy, and compassion with the patient and works in partnership with family in providing care. Uses therapeutic interaction with patients. Uses re-direction, distraction, allowing time, and using Dementia skills so that respectful and complete care can be provided to all assigned patients. Keeps patients/residents as the priority as evidenced by responding to call lights promptly and using the " no passing zone". No passing zone is defined as not passing any activated call bed without stopping to inquire of need and rendering assistance. Work Schedule: Intermittent Schedule, Various days, Various shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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