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Nursing Assistant Certified On Call Port Orchard

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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.


This recruitment will be used to fill an on-call position.


The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four Medicare/Medicaid and Federal VA Certified Veterans Homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.


For more information, visit our website at www.dva.wa.gov.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 experienceCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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.


Applications submitted will contain the following: 

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.

  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, education and current salary.

  3. A list of references from at least two current or former supervisors and one professional reference.  A minimum of three references is required. 


NOTE: 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. For further information please contact us at: recruiters@dva.wa.gov


The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.  

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