Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - Open and Continuous
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lyons, New Jersey
Internal Number: 594569900
This Nursing Assistant (NA) position is located in Patient Care Services in the Mental Health Specialty at the Lyons campus of the VANJ Healthcare System. The nursing assistants perform care as delegated by a Registered Nurse. They assist medical personnel in the care and treatment of patients, including direct patient care. They assist Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and providers by performing duties such as vital signs, height, weight, etc. and document the specific information in the resident's computerized record. The nursing assistants will also listen/respond and assist with patient concerns and complete walking rounds. They perform a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and mental health of the patient. They perform patient care and take measures to address the patient's bio-psychosocial needs, personal hygiene, physical comfort, nutrition, hydration, and safety. They will encourage patients with self-care and promote independence, while reporting to the Registered Nurse. They also perform other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Day Tour with Rotation, including 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.