The list of qualified applicants from this announcement will be used for 90 days to fill Nursing Assistant positions throughout the Nursing Service-Mental Health and Geriatrics and Extended Care Units Duties to include but not limited to: Provide comprehensive nursing care for medical, long-term care and/or psychiatric patients who are seriously ill/highly dysfunctional or who are in the rehabilitative process. Uses initiative in motivating patients and re-directing their behavior toward treatment plan goals. Performs all duties of a Nursing Assistant yet duties performed do not require professional nurse education or knowledge and skills represented by licensure, but does require initiative in implementing problematic goals for the resident. Ensure proper identification of patients; responds to fire, other disasters, and/or drills in accordance with center/nursing memoranda, policies and procedures. Is alert to and reports safety hazards. Practices conservation of supplies/energy. Maintains confidentiality of patient's condition, affairs and records. Provides and maintains patient's privacy. Provides for patients' rights and encourages them to meet their responsibilities as patients. Provide Veteran/Family Centered Care throughout the assignment. Demonstrates communication skills that promote rapport and trust in Mental Health Recovery. Exhibit de-escalation communication skills to prevent unsafe situations. Assures the assignment of special observation status, including restraint and seclusion is completed according to policy. Utilizes computer according to center policy and wireless computing skills to increase engagement with Veterans. Maintains a therapeutic environment, milieu, and cultural transformation. Search for missing Veterans, person search, environmental contraband search, verifying Veteran's presence, etc. Additional duties may include but are not limited to: personal nursing care, treatments, support for diagnostic service; charting, teaching and environmental duties. Preferred Selection Criteria: Certification preferred but not required. Geriatrics and Extended Care and/or Mental health experience preferred. Work Schedule: Full Time/8 Hour Shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays 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.