OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Nursing Assistant is responsible for the evidence-based care of a group of patients and to perform a very wide range of patient personal care, support diagnostic services, and chart activities on a regular and continual basis on the hospice unit. The incumbent performs duties in such a way as to promote a sense of worth and dignity within each individual such as: Assists the RN, LPN, and other members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) with providing input in the development of care plan based on the Veterans care needs. This includes input into completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment at required and various time points. Attends interdisciplinary team meetings and contributes to the IDT. Performs support duties for diagnostic procedures, which include preparing the Veteran and monitoring the Veteran's condition. Promotes the value of cultural transformation and Veteran-centered care to nursing staff in the community living center (CLC). Actively seeks Veteran choice in care plan participation and goal development. Offers suggestions to improve the Veterans activities of daily living (ADL) functions and quality of life. This would include suggestions for restorative or rehabilitative care. Performs nursing care, as applicable to the Veteran, including all aspects of personal care and grooming. Under the direction of the RN or LPN, monitor bladder and bowel functioning, tracking of I&O and hydration. Consistently follows policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and procedures as applicable to reusable medical equipment (RME) and infection control. Observes Veterans and reports changes in Veteran behavior and condition to the unit charge nurse. Reports required information for hand-off communication to charge nurse and co-workers including to other members of the IDT and other applicable staff and departments. Completes the necessary documentation for these duties. Under the direction of the RN or LPN, educates the Veterans on their care needs as appropriate to NA skill level. Communicates with families and significant others as appropriate. Under the direction of the RN or LPN, provides health care services to the Veteran to include, but not limited to: Foley Catheter insertion/discontinuation/care; obtaining the Veterans vital signs, blood glucose, or electrocardiogram (EKG); ADL; and post-mortem care. Additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:00AM to 7:30 PM. Monday through Friday to Include holiday and weekend rotations. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant - Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. 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.