This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. As vacancies occur the schedule, shift and appointment type may change, the current available positions will be discussed during your interview. These Nursing Assistant positions are located at the Western New York VA Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. - Provides direct care for complex veterans. - Makes observations of subtle changes in resident's condition, i.e. behavior shifts, mood, skin coloring, appetite, etc. and takes action accordingly within the NA's assigned role. - Documents care given, observations and responses on appropriate tools or forms. - Responds appropriately to subtle patient changes by contacting the appropriate nursing personnel. - Monitor and documents patient intake and output reports deviations timely and accurately. - Performs nursing procedures within scope of practice and according to policies and standard procedures to care for the veteran for such procedures but not limited to: care simple dressing, application of braces and prosthetic devices. - Performing and documenting prescribed medical treatment and interventions for patients, such as diabetic urine testing and blood testing, simple dressing changes. - Works on small group activities with veterans/residents according to the patients/resident treatment plan. - Recognizes the residents' autonomy and promotes independence by means of respect, limit setting and individualized treatment. - Actively participates in Treatment Planning Meetings. - Utilizes equipment to promote the veteran self-care, such as; lift equipment, hydro sound tubs, and veteran/resident wandering system. - Verbally provides patient information to the treatment team for inclusion in the veteran/residents' plan of care, participates in treatment team meetings for resident care planning. - Enters information about the residents' condition in the chart, utilizing appropriate formats. - Participates in maintaining a clean, safe environment for the patient/resident. - Removes defective equipment, reports hazards, observes safety regulations, contributes to infection control, and utilizes proper aseptic technique in performance of duties. - Serves as the unit safe patient handling liaison. - Serves as preceptor and mentor to other NA's. - Orients members of the health care team to the units as appropriate. - Functions as a member of the unit base counsel. - Manages distributed patient behavior and by appropriately intervenes and request assistant from other health care members. - Appropriately initiates basic life support, takes actions appropriate action. Work Schedule: Night Tour, 7:30pm - 8:00am, to include weekends and holidays. 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.