Nursing Assistant - GWVNH
Job posting number: #7190673 (Ref:ej-4748871)
Posted: October 31, 2023
Nursing Assistant - GWVNH
Job ID: 262268
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
Augusta University -
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Located conveniently in Augusta's downtown medical community, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home provides continuous professional nursing care to veterans of Georgia who have served in the armed forces during war times. The home is owned and funded by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and operated through an interagency agreement with Augusta University. Through this association, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is considered a leader in the area of geriatric educational training for Augusta University.
This position is responsible for performing nursing care and treatments for geriatric patients. He/she will assist patients with activities of daily living. They will monitor patients and report changes to the charge nurse or supervisor as needed. The work will be performed with some latitude for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative within the scope of practice for the Certified Nursing Assistant.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
PATIENT CARE: Provides care for assigned patients and request assistance when necessary.
ASSIST WITH ADL'S: Assists patients with ADL's such as bathing, shaving, oral care, styling hair and dressing; Distributes meal trays and assists patients in consuming meals; Empties urinals and drainage collection bags; Records I&O as instructed; Collects routine specimens.
PATIENT MONITORING: Monitors patient weight utilizing standing lift and wheelchair scales; Monitors vital as ordered; Document all care provided on correct form and report any changes in patients' condition promptly to the Charge Nurse.
PATIENT TRANSFER: Assist patients in transferring to and from bed, chair, commode or stretcher utilizing safe transfer techniques and equipment, such as Hoyer lifts, transfer boards and gait belts.
PATIENT MAINTENANCE PLAN: Observe for proper circulation as necessary; Perform range of motion and ambulate patients as indicated in the plan of care; Maintain functional maintenance plan as instructed.
ROOM AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: Maintains patient rooms, makes beds, cleans bedside tables, closets, etc. daily; Maintains patients' equipment; Rinses soiled clothing as necessary and stores in plastic bags for laundry pickup; Puts up clothes upon return from laundry.
PATIENT ASSISTANCE: Escorts patients to and from areas of the facility and hospitals as assigned; Remains with patients as instructed and assists in all areas of care, if needed during routine clinic visits.
OTHER DUTIES: Performs all other related duties/tasks as assigned.
High school diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accrediting organization; Must possess current Nursing Assistant certification (in good standing) for the state of Georgia; Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification
Previous experience as a Nursing Assistant. Experience in care of the physically ill, preferably in a geriatric or long-term care setting.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledgeable of providing customer service at a level above average.
Perform range of motion and ambulate residents as indicated per plan of care. Document all care and treatments provided as indicated.
Basic knowledge of human anatomy
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Detail-oriented with strong telephone etiquette, organizational, customer service and multi-tasking skills.
Strong nursing assistant skills
Ability to perform vital signs and recognize what is within normal range.
Ability to perform simple treatments, assess pain, obtain weights and assist with ADL's as needed. Assist residents with transfers using mechanical lifts when indicated.
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to perform basic tests including vital signs and weights
Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification and Georgia Nursing Assistant Certification.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
In conjunction with an offer of employment, selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete Augusta University's Criminal Background Check process. In addition, candidates selected for any position within Georgia War Veteran's Nursing Home (GWVNH) will be required to successfully complete the Georgia Long-term Care Background Check process. For specific positions, selected candidate(s) may also be required to successfully complete supplementary pre-employment onboarding requirements such as: a physical, drug screening and/or credit check.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!
Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.
Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=262268&PostingSeq=1