In an effort to recruit and retain NACs and NAC Leads, the WDVA has established a temporary program that will dramatically increase wages for these positions. The pilot program will be in effect from August 14, 2021 through September 27, 2021.
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.
Some of what you will be doing:
The Nursing Assistant Lead, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, assists in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care to residents of the Washington Veterans Home.
Assigns work sections on daily basis.
Audits POC charting of co-workers on shift.
Assists in the delivery of nursing related care in accordance with current standards of practice.
Provides assistance to residents with activities of daily living.
Practice and adhere to infection control procedures and ensure safe work methods are used.
Six (6) months experience involving customer service in a health care setting OR six (6) months experience involving direct patient care.
Valid Washington State license to practice as a Nursing Assistant Certified.
Current active status on OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) Registry.
Long term care experience
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.
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.