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Nursing Assistant

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 5, 2021

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. [ "Duties may include but are not limited to:\n- Identifies environmental safety hazards and takes immediate action to resolve issues within a specific scope.\n- Adheres to the Cheyenne VAMC Time and Leave Policy and assists others with entering leave requests.\n- Completes required documentation timely and accurately with minimal or no guidance; able to assist other staff members with required documentation.\n- 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.\n- 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.\n- Treats self, patients, family and others with respect and dignity is able to effectively intervene when there is a difficult situation.\n- 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.\n- Works within a collaborative team to achieve veteran centric goals and provides feedback regarding the patient's progress toward goals.\n- Seeks opportunities to increase knowledge and skill.\n- Completes mandatory and additional TMS training in addition to the required training and electronic competencies/certifications.\n- Conducts the orientation of new employees and students on an independent basis.\n- Participates in unit specific staff meetings and in-services, providing feedback and suggestions during meetings. Work Schedule: Rotating Shift to include nights and weekends\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nTelework: Not eligible for telework\nIncentives: Recruitment Incentive is authorized for this position. One time lump sum of $2,500.00.\nThis position is covered under the bargaining unit." ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Cheyenne , Nursing Assistant, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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