Certified Nursing Assistant

Department of Veterans Affairs Arkansas State Nursing Home NLR - Posted by Kenyetta Lewis
Please apply before 05 Jul 2020
Job Details
Certified Nursing Assistant
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: Arkansas State Veterans Home
Section: Nursing
Date Posted: 05/05/2020
Posting Expires: 07/05/2020
The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing routine non-professional care of patients. The position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Receives daily assignment and reviews previous shift reports.

Performs or assists with patients' personal care and hygiene activities, including bathing, grooming, and dressing.

Observes patient to detect problems or changes and notifies nursing personnel as needed.

Monitors and records vital signs and weight, empties catheters and urinals, collects urine specimens, and administers routine treatments.

Provides assistance at mealtime by escorting patients or delivering trays, distributing meal cards, feeding, and cleaning patients or patient facilities.

Performs housekeeping duties by cleaning patient rooms and equipment, disposing of and replacing linens, obtaining blankets, water, or other needed items, and counting and storing patient clothing.

Assists patients with recreational activities or escorts patients to and from clinic appointments.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of patient care and personal hygiene practices.
Ability to carry out and follow written instructions.
Ability to monitor patients and record basic medical information.
Ability to assist and/or instruct patients as needed.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus six months of experience providing personal care to patients in a facility, home, or private services organization or working in a direct customer service role.


The formal education equivalent of a diploma from an approved Certified Nursing Assistant program.

Preferred Qualifications
ASVH-NLR is a small home design with eight individual homes that serve 12 residents each. Each resident will have a private room and a private bathroom. Less than one percent of long-term care facilities across the nation are built and operated as small homes. The small home concept seeks to de-institutionalize care and provide a warm, home-like environment in a setting that encourages social activity. As a result of the design, the operating model differs substantially from that of a traditional skilled nursing facility.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant or eligible to become certified within six months of employment.
Agency Specific Information
Benefit Package Includes: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Service Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

All ADVA applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable.

TWO-YEAR EMPLOYMENT BAN: The following will result in the selectee (whether internal or external applicant) being banned from applying for employment with ADVA for two years:

If the drug test is not performed within 48 hours (unless an extension is granted). If the drug test is positive. A test is considered to be positive if the test results indicate that the sample has been tampered with in any way or that the selectee has attempted to falsify the test results, including the use of masking agents or chemicals. If the selectee fails to appear for drug testing without notifying the hiring official that he/she is declining the position.

It is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, beginning with your most recent employment. Include all experience, position held, volunteer or unpaid work; however, you should also include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Job Details
Position No.: 2216XXXX
Class Code: L082C
Grade: GS03
Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: North Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Kenyetta Lewis
Phone: 501-683-7221
Email: kenyetta.lewis@arkansas.gov
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