Nov 22, 2021

WDVA Nursing Assistant Certified (CNA), Port Orchard

  • Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Port Orchard, WA, USA

Job Description


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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 November 13, 2021.

These increases will be implemented as follows:
  • For working day shift (weekdays between 6:00am – 2:30pm) will receive two dollars ($2.00) per hour, in addition to the base rate of pay.
  • For working any other shift (weekend, evening or night) will receive seven dollars ($7.00) per hour, in addition to the base rate of pay.

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.

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 located at the Washington Veterans Home located in Port Orchard, WA.

Shifts Available:
Day - 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Tuesday and Wednesday off
Day - 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Wednesday and Thursday off
2 Day Shifts - 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Monday and Tuesdays off
Day - 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Thursday and Friday off
Swing - 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Friday and Saturdays off
Swing - 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Sunday and Mondays off
Swing - 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Monday and Tuesdays off
Swing - 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Tuesday and Wednesdays off
Swing - 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Thursday and Fridays off
Swing - 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Tuesday and Wednesday off
one shift variable.


Some of what you will be doing:
The Nursing Assistant, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, assists or supervises assigned residents with activities of daily living. The Nursing Assistant promotes 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.

Observes, documents, and reports changes in resident's condition or behavior to the Licensed Nurse.


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

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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 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
  • 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.