The positions are located in the Carl Vinson VAMC Community Living Center, (CLC) Dublin, GA. The Nursing Assistant is a member of the health care team who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and performs assignments as a Nursing Assistant in the CLC Units. This announcement will be Open Continuous after the first vacancy is filled, open until 12/31/21 initial cutoff is 10/18/21 other positions may be filled off of this announcement. The incumbent will be assigned to the Community Living Center (CLC) providing geriatric, short & long term care, hospice, palliative, and dementia care. He/she may be required to work in other areas based on daily staffing needs. The incumbent will be expected to perform all of the required duties. In addition, the Nursing Assistant will be responsible for the following: Assisting the residents with the activities of daily riving which they would have performed for themselves if they were able, i. e, bathing, shaving, feeding, oral hygiene, ambulation, dressing, etc., and assisting the professional nurse in the rehabilitation and or providing care for the residents who are not able to perform these functions independently to the extent possible. Using aseptic and sterile technique performing various treatments, i. e., treating wounds by cleansing them and applying dressings. Collects sterile and clean specimens. Caring for the helpless bed patient and preventing complications of immobilization by turning, maintaining proper body alignment, giving range of motion exercises, assisting the patient to deep breathe and cough. Provides adequate nutrition and hydration, including tube feedings after the nurse checks tubes, and accurately monitoring intake and output. Giving tracheostomy care to established tracheostomy tubes; suctioning mouth and larynx of those patients unable to swallow or expectorate secretions. Monitoring the rate of flow of intravenous fluids by informing the nurse of the rate and alerting him/her to the need to add fluids. Monitoring oxygen administration, rate of flow, placement of mask, cannula, etc. Preparing residents for diagnostic and test procedures for comfort measures. Digitally initiating peristaltic action for the spinal cord injury residents as identified in the individualized plan of care. Participating in the reality orientation program for residents. Initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in cardiopulmonary emergencies. Assuming responsibilities for immediate maintenance and cleanliness of equipment used in the care of residents, and for maintenance of order in the work area of the unit without specifically being told to do so. Participates and initiates recreational activities using guidelines of the Recreational Therapist or Charge Nurse. Observing, reporting, and recording all pertinent data such as vital signs, intake and output, treatments performed, resident's physical condition and his/her response to treatment and procedure, participating in the interdisciplinary plan of care by offering input and feedback. Other duties as assigned with appropriate instruction and supervision. Work Schedule: 12 hour Shifts 7 am -7 pm and 7 pm - 7 am rotating shifts with weekends and holidays Compressed/Flexible: NA Telework: NA Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/OCA for CLC/PD000000 and PD577000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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