As part of a self-directed work team, the Shahbaz is
expected to work with the resident and interdisciplinary team in an autonomous role without
constant and direct supervision.
is the full performance level for NAs. NAs
at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist
licensed nursing staff in the care of residents in the Community Living Center
setting. The distinguishing factor is
that resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which
can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. NAs at this level also assume more of a peer
education/mentorship role. Functions
independently within their given assignment under routine supervision.
Duties include, but are not limited to are:
Support duties for diagnostic service, treatments, customer service, resident charting, and teaching, and other duties outlined below:
Prepares, cooks, and serves food as determined by resident preferences
within context of VA regulations; has general knowledge of foods appropriate for simple
modifications of regular diets. Maintains the kitchen area in a high degree
of orderliness and cleanliness; checks bulk food deliveries with menus to ensure
correct amounts of all items are available for meals, reporting discrepancies;
checks types of serving utensils and dishes needed; directs/assists with
serving of foods for both regular and modified diets, using appropriate portion control,
while receiving advice from Dietitians as needed. Removes soiled dishes,
separates food waste and trash, prewashes/washes dishes in mechanical dishwasher;
stores dishes/pans/kitchen equipment safely and appropriately.
Empties trash and waste baskets, replacing liners.
Transports refuse and trash to the established collection point.
Replenishes supplies of paper towels, toilet paper, and soap in all designated
areas. Cleans restrooms, bathrooms, and shower rooms to meet standards. Cleans
glass doors, windows and window ledges, mirrors, cabinet and countertops. Launders
and distributes residents' personal clothing. Light dusting and spot cleaning of
furniture, surfaces and floors.
Actively collaborate with Restorative Care Nursing RN Lead
and provide restorative care needs as needed and as instructed to ensure
optimal resident physical function and to prevent physical decline.
Actively collaborate with Recreation Therapist in
providing meaningful resident recreation therapy and house activities that
promote overall resident well being.
The Shahbaz recognizes individuality among residents and varies the
nursing care accordingly. Must have a thorough knowledge of food storage, meal preparation and
serving, diet restrictions, individual dietary recommendations, HACCP
guidelines, infection control, specialized cleaning tasks, and materials/agents
and equipment for cleaning, and be capable of
learning and applying ever changing procedures regarding infection control and improved cleaning equipment received
through formal and informal training.