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WA State Dept of Veterans Affairs WDVA Nursing Assistant Lead, Orting in Olympia, Washington

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 Washington Soldiers Home here in Orting, WA! Your experience will lend itself to the care provided to our residents in need of skilled nursing care following state and federal guidelines. Our care is patterned after our resident’s needs rather than a set schedule and allows care to be accomplished during scheduled shifts. In this role you will assist and monitor assigned residents with activities of daily living along with leading the activities of Nursing Assistants. This position will work the following shift: Tuesday – Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. |Days off: Sunday - Monday Duties *Leads and assists Nursing Assistants in routine work. *Implements the daily staffing schedule making changes as needed. *Provide care and activities of daily living assistance in accordance with current standards of practice, to an assigned set of residents. *Assist residents with positioning, transferring, and ambulation. *Responds to call lights, internal and external emergencies, and facility codes; remedies situations within scope and alerts RNs/LPNs of alarms sounding. *Record care, vital signs, and observations. Monitors resident’s equipment *Assist residents with bathing, dressing, grooming, hygiene, toileting, eating, assisting with monitoring/feeding of meals and nourishments encouraging liquids. *Orients new Nursing Assistant employees, students and other patient care providers. *And much more!