Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 877692 

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?

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

 

Duties

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT NUMBER:  000000.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

 

SUMMARY:  Performs a wide range of resident personal care, diagnostic services, treatment and charting activities on a regular continuing basis in a short stay rehabilitation or long term-care ward. 

 

DUTIES:

  • Performs a range of personal nursing care to include feeding, bathing, transferring and turning residents, and providing oral, nail, hair and related hygiene care.
  • Recognizes untoward symptoms of resident and significant change and initiates appropriate action.
  •  Assists with admissions, transfers, discharges and nursing care procedures specific to unit.
  • Initiates reception and orientation of newly admitted resident to include initial instruction in unit routines and procedures, and introduction to other residents.
  • Recognizes need for and institutes emergency measures when indicated, calls nurse and assists in emergency resuscitation procedures in cardiac or respiratory arrest until professional help arrives.
  •  Responsible for knowledge of resident’s individual care plan, attends and participates in resident care conferences.
  • Carries out and assists with tests, examination and procedures, including follow-up care and observation.
  • Gives instruction and explanation of test procedures and purposes to resident.
  • Takes vital signs, weights, intake and output measurements.
  •  Performs finger sticks as assigned, reports results, and documents results in computerized record.
  • Performs a wide range of treatment procedures that includes topical medications, using hot and cold backs, changing dressings, giving enemas, monitoring fluids, insertion of urethral catheters, irrigation of catheters, caring for residents in isolation, and setting up and giving treatments that require auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction.  Recognizes untoward symptoms and significant change in condition and initiates appropriate action.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe, environment on unit.  Institutes, maintains and observes isolation procedure.   Assists in maintaining resident and unit safety by rounding per unit policy, checking residents for contraband according to hospital policy, maintains the unit free of clutter and assists in maintaining resident confidentiality by logging off computer.
  • Observes, reports, and documents all pertinent data regarding physical and emotional status of residents.
  • Reiterates and reinforces instruction for resident and/or family members that were previously presented by interdisciplinary team or member. 
  • Assists in determining educational needs of resident, and in developing and providing appropriate instruction for procedures, treatment, disease processes, or use of equipment.