The State of Connecticut
, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA
) is looking for Nurses Aides. Are you looking for your next step in health care and searching for a chance to continue helping our State's veterans? If so, then we can help! If you are a certified Nurses Aide - please apply today. We currently seek a part-time, 32 hour per week Nurse's Aide (PCN: 2940). This position is second shift working 2:45 pm - 11:15 pm, including weekend. Schedule to be determined.
For over 140 years, Connecticut has been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served". This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services.
The DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill. There are two paths for residency at the DVA:
- Residential Facility which offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut veterans to independent living in the community; and
- Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center which is a state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility and offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance.
Current permanent 1199 State of Connecticut employees need to apply in JobAps in order to be considered.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov
or (860) 785-6185.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state hospital this class is accountable for rendering bedside care to the physically or chronically ill in cases where the services of a registered or licensed practical nurse are not required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists doctors and nurses in general care and well being of patients; positions, transfers, moves and lifts patients; may feed, bathe and massage clients as well as respond to their general needs; takes and records temperatures, pulses and respirations; observes patients and reports unusual symptoms and/or behavior; ensures that restraints are correctly applied; tests urine samples for sugar; collects specimens; keeps beds, bedpans and related equipment clean; maintains unit environment for safety of patient; transports patients, specimens and other related patient items; may apply or remove braces; may process billing and/or insurance information; may act as triage and/or receptionist for incoming patients and telephone calls; may schedule patient appointments; prepares reports and correspondence including necessary forms and/or requisitions, dietary orders, death paperwork and assembly of charts; may order supplies; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to work with basic principles of nursing including infection control practices; ability to deal with physically and chronically ill; ability to learn safety and fire procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Certification as a Nurse's Aide.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
One (1) year of experience in patient care in a hospital or nursing home.
Note: The above substitution will not apply to certain positions at the University of Connecticut Health Center - certification as a Nurse’s Aide will be required for those positions.
Our preferred candidate will have:
- Experience working in a Skilled Nursing Facility;
- Experience caring for patients with dementia;
- Experience documenting care using an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system;
- Experience handling escalated issues.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift patients and perform other physically tiring work, have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and strongly disagreeable conditions and to risk of injury from assaultive patients.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.