Aug 08, 2022

WDVA Nursing Assistant Lead, Spokane New

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Spokane, WA, USA

Job Description

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Please Note: Due to recruitment and retention shortages, all newly hired permanent NAC’s or NAC Lead’s will receive a recruitment incentive payment of $1,500 upon hire. In addition, you’ll receive another $1,500 after completion of your probationary period. These recruitment incentive payments will expire on September 30, 2022.


This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies. The anticipated schedule for these positions will be:

  • 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
  • 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Here at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), we are passionate about our mission of “Serving Those Who Served.” As a national leader in our advocacy for more than 500,000 veterans and their family members, we strive to connect them to earned benefits as well as innovative programs focused on their overall health and wellness. In addition, we provide critical community services through a variety of programs, and at our four State Veterans Homes located in Orting, Port Orchard, Spokane, and Walla Walla. These locations provide Medicare and Medicaid nursing home care to honorably discharged veterans, including, in some instances, their spouses, widows, or Gold Star.

We are seeking a Nursing Assistant Lead to bring their knowledge and skill to our nursing team at the Spokane Veterans Home! Your experience is needed in providing our residents with skilled nursing care while following state and federal guidelines. In this role you will assist and monitor assigned residents with activities of daily living along with leading the activities of Nursing Assistants.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families, then consider joining our team by applying now!

Duties

  • Providing assistance to Nursing Assistants and their residents with activities of daily living (bathing, grooming, hygiene, toileting, eating, etc.)
  • Assisting with transferring, positioning and ambulation.
  • Ensuring a safe and secure work environment, including preventative infection control methods.
  • Recording care, vital signs, and observations on resident flow sheets; auditing charts.
  • Assisting with range of motion exercises; observing changes in resident's conditions.
  • Accurately obtaining and recording collection of specimens for laboratory use.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Valid Washington State license to practice as a Nursing Assistant Certified.
  • Current active status on OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) check.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in the English language for medical charts and to perform data entry.
  • Capable of lifting up to 60 lbs using proper techniques; capable of reaching for activities such as repositioning or access to supplies; capable of pushing or pulling with sufficient strength.

Desired:

  • Ability to perform accurate methods and practices in assisting residents with activities of daily care, personal hygiene, sanitation methods, record keeping, reporting changes, infection control procedures and residents rights.

Supplemental Information

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Application Process:

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

Finalists will be asked to provide a list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

  • Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.
  • Must remain current in CPR after hire.
  • Requires medical evaluation, fit testing, training and use of respiratory protection as required by the WA Industrial Safety & Act standards.
  • Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
  • This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.