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Salary: $2,193.00 - $2,948.00
Posted: 09/26/2013

Job Description:

One of the many benefits of working for CalVet includes knowing that you support the Agency’s mission to “serve California’s veterans and their families”.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Tenure: Permanent
Time Base: Full-Time

Location: Department of Veterans Affairs – Los Angeles, CA

Who Should Apply:

Current State employees in this classification or those who are eligible on a certification list, transfers or reinstatement may apply for this vacancy.


If you are not a current State employee or otherwise eligible, you may qualify for a civil service examination based on the minimum qualifications for the classification. To view a current listing of examinations being offered by the California Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit our website at or to view examinations offered by all State departments, please visit the CalHR website at

Honorably discharged veterans who meet the requirements listed above are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Supervising Registered Nurse, with general direction from licensed nursing staff, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides basic care services to RCFE residents:

Provide care and tend to the physical needs of the residents according to the resident’s service plan. This may include providing assistance with bathing, shampooing, toileting, dressing, laundry, and other activities of daily living. Inspect skin integrity when assisting with bathing. Respond to call lights in a prompt manner. Make rounds regularly to ensure accountability and safety of residents. Report unusual incidents or injury immediately to the licensed nurse. Assume role of mandated reporter in preventing elder abuse.

Assist and encourage residents in accepting and using special devices and equipment prescribed for their physical comfort or rehabilitation. Assist with and encourage resident participation in and to facility activities to improve their wellbeing. Assist residents with self-administration of medication. Responsible for central storage, documentation, observation and counting of medication.

Observe, chart, and report residents’ clinical symptoms, behavior and treatment administered to the RCFE Administrator, and other health care professionals including physicians, nursing, social work services, activities and other interdisciplinary team members as required. Sort, count, and distribute linen; clean and sterilize equipment and other articles. Prepare resident for examination by physician. Assist professional technicians before, during and after resident’s treatment program. Perform immediate and temporary interventions in emergency situations. Accompany residents to and from the Clinic and other internal destinations as needed, and to and from other medical and activity areas which may be off the grounds of the Veterans Home. Assist with admission, transfer, or discharge of patients.

Assist in serving meals, nourishments, snacks and special diets. Administer non-legend topical preparations and foot soaks to unbroken skin. Take and record blood pressure; take and record oral and rectal temperature, pulse, and respiration; take and record weight and height; measure and record the amount of intake and output of fluids. Assist in the collection of laboratory specimens. Check supply inventory stock routinely and communicate supplies needed on the unit to appropriate staff. Ensure RCFE environment is clean and safe for residents. Perform routine safety rounds. Participate in fire and disaster drills. Attend in-service trainings as scheduled by the RCFE and Training Department. Be aware of and follow facility policies and procedures, to include infection control protocols. Maintain resident right to dignity, privacy and confidentiality.

Other related duties as required.

How to Apply:
Visit the CalHR website at:, to download the application. When applying for this position, please note position # 576-XXX-8185-XXX on your application and include a valid copy of your CNA Certification.

Submit your completed and signed State Application (Std. 678) and CNA certification to: Department of Veterans Affairs, Human Resources Division, 11500 Nimitz Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049, Attn: VICTORIA JONES. All State applications must be postmarked no later than the final filing date.

Note: In the Explanations section on the State application, you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility, i.e., list, transfer, SROA, Surplus, Re-employment, Reinstatement or Training and Development Assignment. Failure to do so could result in being rejected from the interview process. In addition, you must reference position # 576-XXX-8185-XXX.

Questions: If you have any questions, request information concerning this posting, need assistance in the application process, or require any type of Reasonable Accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Office, at (424) 832-8220. TDD: (800) 735-2922.

For more information about additional employment opportunities at CalVet please visit:

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer – equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation. Per Military and Veterans Code, Section 80, whenever possible, preference shall be given to veterans for employment in the Department of Veteran Affairs. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants. Applications will be subject to screening and only the most qualified will be interviewed. Successful completion of live scan and a pre-employment physical (including drug testing for certain civil service classifications) will be required.

Bulletin release date: 09/26/2013

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Certified Nursing Assistant 576 - XXX - 8185 - XXX
Location County
Veteran Homes of California-West Los Angeles LOS ANGELES
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources
11500 Nimitz Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Victoria Jones
(424) 832-8221

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