This position is located in the Geriatrics/Long Term Care (G/LTC) service at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. The primary role is to protect, sustain, and nurture Veterans who are residents in our Community Living Centers (CLC) by providing assistance with activities of daily living, and with other needs as required in accordance with established policies and procedures of VAMC Martinsburg to assure the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times. Duties include but are not limited to: Identifies the needs of residents and performs a range of personal nursing care duties which include feeding, bathing, oral hygiene, nail care, hair care, and related personal hygiene duties. Application and care of external catheter. Provides post-mortem care. Utilizes proper body mechanics to move, lift and transfer residents. Makes beds. Answers resident's calls expediently. Assists and/or escorts selected residents by minibus, car and ambulance to and from hospital, Community Living Centers, etc. Assists residents in use of ADL devices. Provides indwelling catheter care according to procedure. Assists with orientation of new residents to the house and inspects their personal belonging in accordance with Medical Center Memorandum as directed by the professional nurse. Performs enteral tube feedings (gastrostomy tube and naso-gastric tube feedings.) Gives individual care and attention to residents with multiple complex problems. Demonstrates support of individual resident choices, dignity, autonomy and preferred routines. (for example allows resident to choose preferred bathing time, bedtime, clothing to wear) Encourages residents to increase their physical and emotional independence by giving, directing, instructing and supervising them in their care. Participates in developing the plan of care for individual residents during team conferences. Offers emotional support to the dying resident and/or family members. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.