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    The Community Living Center is a 66-bed facility that provides long term care, hospice, palliative care, rehab, and extended care services to eligible veterans within an Interdisciplinary environment. Three (3) distinct neighborhoods make up the CLC: a 10-bed Hospice Unit, and a 66-bed combination Long Term Care/Short Stay Unit/Rehabilitation.

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    Responsibilities

    The program is designed to provide optimal comprehensive resident care within available resources and is consistent with the Medical Center and Nursing Service mission, philosophy, and goals. The length of stay for veterans in the unit may range from a few days to several years. The length of stay is determined by the individual needs of the veteran, potential for rehabilitation, and availability of resources for discharge to the least restrictive environment. Discharge planning and patient/family education is initiated upon admission and continues throughout the patient's stay in the CLC. The CLC has an interdisciplinary team that includes staffing representing Nursing, Dietary, Social Work, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians. The interdisciplinary team meets each week to discuss care planning and needs of patients. Nurses are competent in the management of patients with complex diseases such as Diabetes, CHF, COPD, Cancer, and Dementia. Staff receives education in other areas, including pain management and end of life care.

    Four Most Common Resident Problems Requiring Nursing Care:
    1. Respiratory Problems
    2. Unrelieved Pain
    3. Acute Change in Consciousness
    4. Hospice- Care

    Major responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following:

    • Honoring resident choice and promoting a home like environment when providing care such as feeding, bathing, dressing, positioning, and transferring.
    • Obtaining vital signs and capillary blood glucose results.
    • Performing procedures such as enemas, wound care, tube feedings and suctioning.
    • Assisting with examinations and medical procedures such as preparing and positioning the resident, obtaining equipment and supplies and removing used equipment and supplies.
    • Applying creams, lotions, and administering other approved medications under the supervision of the nurse.
    • Maintaining the resident environment to include straightening the resident's room, emptying trash, and cleaning resident wheel chairs and other equipment.
    • Performing as a sitter to observe residents when necessary for suicide prevention, fall reduction, and risk of harm to self/other.
    • Setting up equipment such as suction equipment, oxygen, cooling blankets, etc.
    • Participating on committees geared at improving the quality of life for residents.
    • At the GS-04 level, you will receive on-the-job training and/or formal training to develop proficiency to progress to the full performance level position. At the entry level, you will perform developmental assignments.
    • The full performance level of this position is GS-05. If selected at a lower grade level, selectee may be promoted without further competition to the GS-05 level when fully qualified and recommended by the selecting official. However, promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

    Work Schedule: 8 hours shifts, various tours, weekend rotations
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

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    0621 Nursing Assistant

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564512900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.