The Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System is seeking 4 Nursing Assistant's in Nursing Service with the Inpatient Mental Health. The ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients with physical and/or behavioral problems in a locked setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The ability to communicate orally with patients, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. As a Nursing Assistant you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include upholding the standards of care as outlined by the Medical Center and the Service policies and procedures. Provide quality nursing care to a variety of patients whose age may range from 17 years to 100+ years. Provides complete personal hygiene care needs. Turn and position patients to maintain proper body alignment, lift, ambulates, and transfer patients. Promote the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self-care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed. Prepare patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance. Take and record vital signs, weights, neurological checks, and circulatory checks. Provides supportive assistance for the "Special precautions" therapeutic mode by maintaining contact with the patient, relative to their status. Observes and report desired effects or side effects of psychotropic medications to the RN or provider. Secures patients valuables, baggage and clothing. Provides atmosphere and forum for a therapeutic relationship with patients by allowing the opportunity of self-expression and self-motivated appropriate behaviors by communicating acceptance or an empathetic communication and clear verbal feedback in a non-threatening manner. Support multidisciplinary activities. Possible exposure to patients who are aggressive or combative secondary to psychiatric disorders, delirium, or dementia. Preferred Experience: Must possess at least two (2) year experience in Mental Health (Inpatient or Outpatient). Your application is not complete until you've submitted the required application, 10-2850c. Please carefully review the 'how to apply' and 'required documents' section. Work Schedule: Full-Time, days, nights, weekends, 12 hours rotating shifts and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 599460000
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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.