Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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Safe, healthy individuals, families and communities
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The Department of Social and Health Services will improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.
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The Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and adults with disabling conditions due to aging, disease or accident, to gain access to the high quality, cost effect supports that they need. There are four organizational divisions within ADSA. This position is within the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Lakeland Village (Residential Habilitation Center). Lakeland Village is a Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) certified as an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR). We are operated by the State of Washington for the purpose of providing health and habilitation services for persons with developmental disabilities. Lakeland Village is currently recruiting for a dynamic and motivated NURSING ASSISTANT. This recruitment will be used to fill a NURSING ASSISTANT PART-TIME vacancy for Position XN32E, Nursing Facility, day shift (7:45am – 1:00pm – Tuesday through Friday) with Saturday, Sunday and Monday as regularly scheduled days off. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the recruiter listed in the “Supplemental Information” section of this publication.
The Nursing Assistant assists physicians, nurses and technologists with Clinics, i.e., Echocardiograms/Cardiology appointments and Annual Physicals as well as assisting physicians, nurses and technologists with positioning of resident/clients for wound care and procedures such as application of betadine to limbs, surgical shave preparation, and transports and prepares for use medical gas tanks such as oxygen. Maintains cleanliness and safety in Clinic areas and participates in exam room preparation. Configures exam room tables for procedures/clinics. Observes, documents and reports changes in resident or patient activity and/or symptoms such as vital signs, respiration, discomfort, intake, output, weight and bleeding. In addition, this position stocks supplies and equipment; conducts equipment inventory; locates missing equipment as well as identifying and reporting repair needs. Helps with quality assurance on processors, monitors and other equipment. Performs clerical duties such as collection of data, ordering supplies, answering phones, recording messages or referring call to appropriate person/area, data entry, photocopying, folding and completing forms. The Nursing Assistant assists residents or resident/clients with personal care and activities of daily living such as bathing, personal grooming, hygiene, dressing, eating, positioning, transferring, taking of fluids, nutrition and ambulation. Participates in creating a pleasant environment. Perform basic nursing procedures such as applying anti-ambolism stockings, taking and recording vital signs, applying creams or lotions to intact skin; performs non-invasive lab procedures and reports results to a Registered Nurse. Transports residents/clients belongings, blood products, supplies, pharmaceuticals, x-ray films, equipment and specimens to and from various locations; and assists residents/clients to and from vehicles.
Required Qualifications: Must hold and maintain an active Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC). High school graduation or GED and one year of experience as an Attendant Counselor trainee, equivalent or higher level state class OR High school graduation or GED and one year of experience working with clients with developmental disabilities. If filling at the In-Training level: (Attendant Counselor Trainee) High School Diploma or GED. Desirable Skills and Abilities: · Demonstrate good judgment in supporting clients in crisis by emphasizing the helping relationship using program approved methods. · Willing and able to transport clients as necessary. · Must be able to effectively communicate with management, peers, clients, and the public as required to carry out the assigned duties of the position. · Dress appropriate for the work to be performed.
Attention to detail is important to the successful completion of your application for this position. Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NeoGov. In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply online and complete the entire Application. A resume mailed, emailed, attached or embedded within the application will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application. Note: You must list contact information for three (3) professional/personal references on your application under the “Reference” section as part of the application process. Failure to provide this information will result in disqualification. Background checks, which may include fingerprinting, are required for employees and applicants considered for selected positions within DSHS. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the background check. Failure to do so will disqualify you from employment in these positions. Information obtained from background checks will not necessarily prevent you from being hired. This position is designated as “emergent” under the DSHS Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. In a recognized emergency, any employee in this position may be required to report for duty on short notice, work outside the regular schedule including days off, perform duties beyond those normally assigned, and/or report to an alternate work site. Successfully complete Therapeutic Options training as required and demonstrate competency in all aspects of the Therapeutic Options in daily work assignments. Compliance with Union shop requirements. Must obtain and maintain NAC certification if working in a nursing facility. **Only online applications will be accepted for this position.** The Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process on this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (509) 299-1006. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. For questions regarding this recruitment, please call Debbie Tschirley at (509) 299-1006 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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