This is an open continuous announcement; applicants will be reviewed and referred on a bi-weekly basis; the announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is recruiting for Nursing Assistants. The Nursing Assistant is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Duties: Provides patient care in a timely manner, recognizing and responding to physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional needs of patients. Establish a positive rapport with family/caregiver, internal and community based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient. Makes caring for the veteran his/her priority while in the work setting and demonstrates customer service principles in all aspects of work. Assists the RN in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and or Licensed Vocational Nurse. Participates in the coordination of care focused on patient transition through the continuum of care, patient and family education, patient self-management after discharge, and supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction. Considers all characteristics of the individual, including age and life stages, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences. Administers care per established policies and guidelines. Influences care outcomes by collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team. Participates in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. Provide baths, shaves, oral hygiene, hair shampoos, nail care, and active range of motion activities. Provides other personal needs such as properly disposing of body wastes. Prepares patient meals; Feeds selected patients and/or assists other patients as necessary. Administers tube feeding including gastrostomy, nasogastric and jejunostomy. Notes changes in patient nutritional needs and reports to Registered Nurse. Make beds. Positions, holds, turns, ambulates and transfers patients as indicated. Identifies need for and appropriately applies supportive and protective devices for the protection of the patient and personnel. Utilizes lift aids and good body mechanics. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment by keeping assigned area in an orderly and sanitary condition. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, rotating schedules. 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.