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:
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 Soldiers Home in Orting (near Puyallup).
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.
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.
Valid Washington State license to practice as a Nursing Assistant Certified.
Current active status on OBRA. (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)
Long term care experience.
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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.