Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1962630
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?
This position is with the Roseburg VA Medical Center in Roseburg, OR. Roseburg is centrally located in Southwestern Oregon and you will find an excellent quality of life in a family-oriented community. With the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the beautiful coastline to the west, activities abound for outdoor enthusiast. Plus, Roseburg has all the amenities of a larger city while still offering the relaxed atmosphere of a small town environment.
For more information on the Roseburg Area, please visit the following links: http://www.roseburgareachamber.org or http://www.visitroseburg.com http://www.visitroseburg.com/video/landUmpqua.php.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
General Description of Assigned Duties: The incumbent will be an employee of the Roseburg VA Medical Center in the Office of Patient Care Service, located in the Community Living Center (CLC). The reporting structure is identified on the organization chart, ultimately reporting to the Associate Chief Nurse Executive through a Nurse Manager or Assistant Nurse Manager. The position is responsible for the following nursing assistant duties, but not limited to:
- Assists in the full range of nursing care to patients with physical and/or behavioral problems in an inpatient unit, under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
- Communicates orally with patients and their families, interdisciplinary teams and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new NAs by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.
- Effectively communicates appropriate care and pertinent events to team members that support continuation of care and enhances quality/safety for both residents and staff.
- Recognizes and reacts to emergent patient care situations and intervenes while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.
- Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing judgments and actions.
- Establishes patient care priorities that ensure safe and effective patient care.
- Demonstrates compliance with infection control practices, such as hand washing and wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Provides residents with feeding, in a manner that supports dignity and respect. Assists in creating an environment that supports a positive meal experience for the residents and family.
- Observes for safety risk during mealtime for residents who feed themselves and when feeding residents who cannot feed themselves.
Work Schedule: This position requires the ability to work alternate schedules during evenings, nights, weekends, weekdays, holidays, and may alternate schedules to ensure adequate coverage of support functions.
Functional Statement Title: Medical Telemetry Unit Nursing Assistant