Sep 24, 2021

WDVA Nursing Assistant Certified, Part Time, Walla Walla

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Walla Walla County, WA, USA

Job Description

Description

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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.


Come lend direction to our veteran residents as well as a caring attitude. Bring a smile and your vital knowledge to everyone, every day. Brighten the daily lives for patients and feel rewarded in your career. Connect with your goals and change lives in accomplishing our mission of "Serving Those Who Served" with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a Nursing Assistant Certified with a passion for excellence and compassionate care, we invite you to be a part of our team at our Walla Walla Veterans Home.


Shifts Available:
Evening: Monday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Days Off: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple positions.


Duties

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, this role will assist or supervise assigned residents with activities of daily living, promoting resident-centered care and ensures that the veterans are treated with dignity and respect.

Key Responsibilities:
Assists residents with personal care and daily living activities such as bathing, personal grooming, dressing, and eating.

Responsible for accurately obtaining and recording vital signs and other resident data, and collection of specimens for laboratory use.

Observes, documents, and reports changes in resident's condition or behavior to supervisor and keeps licensed staff informed about any changes.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Valid Washington State license to practice as a Nursing Assistant Certified.

Current active status on OBRA. (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)

Preferred Qualifications:
Long term care experience.

Supplemental Information

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:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Candidates who are offered a job with WDVA must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.

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.