The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The Geri-Psychiatric Unit Nursing Assistant (NA) provides evaluation and treatment services for geriatric Veterans suffering from psychiatric illness and behavioral problems. This includes newly diagnosed psychiatric illness and examination of new approaches to specific treatable chronic problems. Common diagnoses treated on W2 include dementia, major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and psychosis. The NA will provide patient/resident personal hygiene care by giving assistance with toileting, bathing, oral hygiene, shampoos, shaving/grooming. Provide for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients/residents as necessary; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals; ambulating, turning, and positioning patient/residents as needed. Checking Vital signs, weights, recording intake and output. Provide patient/resident comfort by utilizing available resources and materials; escorting patient/residents within SAVAHCS; answering residents' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the resident to the charge nurse; communicating with patients/residents; utilizing de-escalation skills, when needed. Document actions, observations, and education provided by completing forms, reports, and records in CPRS/Care tracker. Work Schedule: Nights 7:30 PM to 8:00 AM; (12 hour - Night Shift, Fluctuate, 12 hour - Day Shift, Fluctuate) Possible rotation to include weekends and holidays 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.