Nursing Assistant II

  • Nursing Assistant II
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
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Class Number: 
4312
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$25,008.00 – $33,408.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,042.00 – $1,392.00
Pay Grade: 
A60B

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Definition

This is mid-level direct care support of geriatric residents in a State of Missouri Veterans Home.

Job Duties

Assists residents with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing, and other related tasks.

Assists in checking vital signs, height and weight as assigned; collects and maintains records of fluid intake and output; reports on the condition of residents.

Prepares, administers and charts medication under the direction of a professional nurse.

Promotes and encourages resident hydration and elimination.

Serves as a lead worker for direct care staff and/or assists a professional nurse overseeing routine tasks associated with resident care.

Assists residents with ambulation, turning and repositioning, and range of motion activities.

Serves as a liaison between charge personnel and Nursing Assistant I staff.

Observes, reports and records responses of residents to medications given; communicates side effects, interactions and nursing implications of common medications to supervisor.

Serves as preceptor for less-experienced nursing assistants.

Performs oxygen and aerosol therapy and other prescribed treatment and procedures.

Performs routine duties such as changing dressings, colostomy care and related tasks.

Follows established infection control practices and emergency protocol.

Responds to call lights promptly and courteously.

Receives formal and on-the-job training in the theory and techniques of direct care support.

Completes assignments without detailed instructions; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through reports, inspections and observation.

Performs related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
NURSING, MEDICAL & DENTAL

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Nursing Assistant I with the Missouri Veterans Commission.

OR

Possession of a nursing assistant certificate and medication technician certificate issued by the State of Missouri.

OR

Three or more years of professionally supervised experience in direct care of patients and/or residents such as preparing and administering medication, feeding, bathing, oral hygiene, or other related work; and,

Possession of a nursing assistant certificate issued by the State of Missouri.

OR

One or more years of professionally supervised experience in direct care of patients and/or residents such as preparing and administering medication, feeding, bathing, oral hygiene, or other related work; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency; and,

Possession of a nursing assistant certificate issued by the State of Missouri.

OR

Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing; and,

Ability to obtain a license as a practical nurse issued by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of direct care practices, procedures and techniques, particularly as they apply to skilled long-term care of geriatric residents.

Intermediate knowledge of infection control and emergency procedures.

Introductory knowledge of medical terminology and drug classifications.

Introductory knowledge of anatomy, hospital dietetics, aseptic technique, sanitation and operating room practice.

Introductory knowledge of drug dosage, measurements, forms and its effect on the body system.

Introductory knowledge of oral, rectal, vaginal, optic, nasal, topical equipment and related devices.

Ability to prepare and administer medication for residents under the direction of a physician.

Ability to prepare and maintain records, charts and reports.

Ability to take vital signs.

Ability to maintain patience and tact in dealing with residents.

Ability to follow directions in exact detail.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and management.

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