Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, GA is seeking a Nursing Assistant to serve as a Restorative Aide. The incumbent will be assigned within the Nursing Home Care Unit (NHCU). The incumbent will be expected to perform all of the required duties of the GS-5 Nursing Assistant. The incumbent is expected to have basic knowledge of the provision of restorative nursing care. . The purpose of the work is to provide the patient with needed rehabilitation nursing care and a comfortable clean, safe and secure environment; to provide the incumbent an opportunity to utilize skills and to gain knowledge and understanding in the care of the veteran patient. The work contributes to the satisfaction and well-being of the patients encountered. It further contributes to goal achievement at the unit served, and at the nursing service level. The work contributes to the incumbent's self-development and to the realization of work related goals The incumbent will be responsible for the following: Assisting the patient with activities of daily living which he/she would perform for himself/herself were he/she able, i.e., bathing, shaving, feeding, oral hygiene, ambulation, dressing, etc., and assisting the restorative nurse coordinator in the rehabilitation of the patient so that he/she is once more able to perform these functions independently to the extent possible. Initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiopulmonary emergencies Assuming responsibility for immediate maintenance and cleanliness of equipment used in the care of the patient, and for maintenance of order in the work area of the unit without specifically told to do so Observing, reporting, and recording all pertinent data such as patient's physical condition and his/her response to treatment, participating in the patient's plan of care by offering input and feedback. Performing other duties as assigned with appropriate instruction and supervision. Demonstrating knowledge of fundamentals of nursing care necessary to administer safe and skilled care and assistance to patients with medical-surgical, geriatric, long-term illness, and neuropsychiatric concerns. Demonstrating knowledge of nursing policies and procedures, which prescribe the safe performance of major nursing care duties. Demonstrating skills in patient care, specifically for the care of rehabilitation patients, data collection, documentation, use of equipment, safety practices, and emergency life saving techniques. Providing safe, effective and supportive care to the veteran patient, and to function in a role supportive to the nursing team. Independently completes or assists a wide variety of tasks and procedures as enumerated in the job analysis. Functions as a participating member of the interdisciplinary health team. Utilizes prescribed documentation format to compile pertinent, meaningful and accurate data in the patient's medical record. Must be able to follow a daily routine for assigned patient care, which is repetitive. Considers local factors, appointments, scheduling and patient ability to assist self in planning work. Identifies unsafe or emergent conditions in the work area, and intervenes or reports. Is innovative in approach to varied patient care needs. Utilizes training skills in performance of duties. Identifies and assumes non-recurring duties as the need arises, and with minimal supervision. Plans work so that it is completed in allotted time frames. Work Schedule: 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm Compressed/Flexible: NA Telework: NA Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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.