14 days old
2017-11-282017-12-28

      The Nursing Assistant (Emergency Department) performs a variety of nursing care duties, ranging from routine to difficult and moderately specialized in nature, for patients receiving emergency care and treatment at the Atlanta VAMC.The NA works in a fast paced, high intensity environment and assists doctors and nurses in the care and treatment of patients and the performance of diagnostic examinations. Duties include, but are not limited to:

      - Performing treatment procedures according to written standards including basic wound care, soaks, wound irrigations and applications of hot and cold packs; Inserting and irrigating indwelling Foley catheters and safely maintaining closed urinary drainage systems; Performing procedures such as veni-puncture, glucose testing and EKGs; Setting up equipment needed for oxygen therapy and monitoring the flow rate;

      - Observing changes in patients' condition and promptly reporting these changes to the RN; Recognizing malfunctioning and infiltrated intravenous infusions and immediately reporting these situations to the nurse; Performing breathalyzer test and reporting results to the nurse;

      Identifying patient data to avoid medical errors related to mistaken identity of patient and ensuring that the patient identification on armband matches patient under consideration; Actively participating in team and medical center in-service educational programs; Providing emotional support for patients and their families;

      -Reporting and assisting in emergency events; Taking and recording patient's vital signs and reporting results to the nurse; Measuring intake and output and documenting results; Setting up or reprocessing reusable medical equipment; and

      - Following Life Safety Management Procedures; Reporting safety hazards, accidents, and injuries; Following security policies and procedures; Following Emergency Preparedness Plan; and Complying with federal, state, and local environmental requirement.

Work Schedule: Sunday - Saturday,Available shifts: 7:30AM-8:00PM; 11:30AM-8:00PM; 11:30AM-12:00AM; 3:30PM-12:00AM; 3:30PM-4:00AM; 7:30PM-8:00AM; AND 11:30PM-8:00AM.Holidays and weekendsare required.

Functional Statement Title/#:Nursing Assistant, 508-506670.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$34,454

$44,795





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/4/2017



Application Close Date

11/30/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      This is not a financial disclosure position.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:

      Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

      Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a Nursing Assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. To be credible, Nursing Assistant experience must must be documented on the application or resume and verified in employment reference, or throughout other independent means. YOU MUST SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION SHOWING YOU MEET THIS REQUIREMENT.

      English Language Proficiency.NAs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

      **IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.**

      Grade Determinations: GS-5 NA (Full Performance Level)

      Experience. One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below;

      OR

      Education. Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelor's degree; AND

      Demonstrated KSAs:

      1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.

      2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new [NAs] by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.

      3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.

      Preferred qualifications: Experience performing ancillary diagnostic testing; Experience directly observing behavioral health patients (inventory of belongings and personal equipment); Experience assisting nurses and doctors with procedures that will facilitate patient care; BLS certification;

      Assignment. This is the full performance level for NAs. NAs at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub-acute or chronic states of illness. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. NAs at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46, dated March 12, 2015. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.





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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 30, 2017to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

      To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0621-Nursing Assistant


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 5


      Job Position: JV-18-NOB-2022582-BU




          The Nursing Assistant (Emergency Department) performs a variety of nursing care duties, ranging from routine to difficult and moderately specialized in nature, for patients receiving emergency care and treatment at the Atlanta VAMC.The NA works in a fast paced, high intensity environment and assists doctors and nurses in the care and treatment of patients and the performance of diagnostic examinations. Duties include, but are not limited to:

          - Performing treatment procedures according to written standards including basic wound care, soaks, wound irrigations and applications of hot and cold packs; Inserting and irrigating indwelling Foley catheters and safely maintaining closed urinary drainage systems; Performing procedures such as veni-puncture, glucose testing and EKGs; Setting up equipment needed for oxygen therapy and monitoring the flow rate;

          - Observing changes in patients' condition and promptly reporting these changes to the RN; Recognizing malfunctioning and infiltrated intravenous infusions and immediately reporting these situations to the nurse; Performing breathalyzer test and reporting results to the nurse;

          Identifying patient data to avoid medical errors related to mistaken identity of patient and ensuring that the patient identification on armband matches patient under consideration; Actively participating in team and medical center in-service educational programs; Providing emotional support for patients and their families;

          -Reporting and assisting in emergency events; Taking and recording patient's vital signs and reporting results to the nurse; Measuring intake and output and documenting results; Setting up or reprocessing reusable medical equipment; and

          - Following Life Safety Management Procedures; Reporting safety hazards, accidents, and injuries; Following security policies and procedures; Following Emergency Preparedness Plan; and Complying with federal, state, and local environmental requirement.

      Work Schedule: Sunday - Saturday,Available shifts: 7:30AM-8:00PM; 11:30AM-8:00PM; 11:30AM-12:00AM; 3:30PM-12:00AM; 3:30PM-4:00AM; 7:30PM-8:00AM; AND 11:30PM-8:00AM.Holidays and weekendsare required.

      Functional Statement Title/#:Nursing Assistant, 508-506670.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing support

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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