VA Maine Healthcare is seeking Nursing Assistants for multiple positions and shifts. There are positions available in the Community Living Centers, Medical/Surgery unit, as well as other units, under the Nursing Service line. Qualified individuals, who accept a full-time, permanent evening/overnight positions, may be authorized a recruitment incentive. This is an open continuous announcement, which will remain open until 6/30/2021; referrals will be made on a bi-weekly basis. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: The nursing assistant must be able to perform with skill and effectiveness any and all duties associated with nursing assistant work. Incumbent observes and reports physical, emotional, behavioral and psychosocial aspects of the patient's condition. Provides complete personal hygiene care needs, turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients. Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and other training as needed. Participates in the admission of patients by providing secure, reassuring milieu, orienting patients to the unit, checking them for contraband when indicated and assisting the registered nurse in implementing the nursing admission procedure. Assists with treatments, prepares equipment, performs selected procedures after appropriate instruction, observes infection control practices, and implements bowel and bladder programs. The candidate leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility. They serve as members of the treatment team in motivating patients and directing their behavior toward achieving treatment plan goals and Ensures that whenever possible works to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs. Work Schedule: Multiple Shifts/Schedules available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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