Job Overview

Summary

 The Phoenix VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Nursing Assistant-Outpatient Mental Health (SHOW LOW).

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 947233

 

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? You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country.  Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.   The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
 
The VA is much more than just another employer.  It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.  Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.   The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.  The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.  The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona's capitol offers much more than great weather.  The Phoenix metro area, now America's 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle.  Diversity abounds.  Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths.  For the sports fans Phoenix is home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, NFL's Arizona Cardinals; Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.  Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping for the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!   For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants and night life.  The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts.  Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies. For more information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at http://www.phoenixchamber.com/

More information about the Phoenix VA Health Care System team may be found here:  http://www.phoenix.med.va.gov/ 
 
Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Duties

Duties and Responsibilities:  As a Nursing Assistant in the Nursing Service of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, Phoenix, AZ you will perform a wide range of patient personal care, diagnostic services, treatment and charting activities on a regular and continuing basis. The incumbent delivers safe and individualized nursing care to patients with multiple and complex needs and performs in such a way as to promote a sense of worth and dignity for the individual. The incumbent should possess basic understanding of the total patient program, understanding of simple scientific facts and principles, a broad spectrum of technical skills, adaptation of procedures to meet individual patient needs, and recognition of the relatedness of patients' behavior and physical condition. The NA attends in-services and begins to recognize the need for continuing self-development. The nursing assistant will participate in care planning and performance improvement activities as a team member and other duties as assigned. These positions may be subject to reassignment to other areas within Nursing Service as patient care is needed.

This position will be located in our Outpatient Mental Health Unit Show Low, Arizona.

Work Schedule: Eight hour rotating shifts, rotating days, nights, weekends and holidays.

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