13 days old
2017-11-302018-01-01

Nursing Assistant (Community Living Center)

Big Spring, TX 79720

The incumbent will be responsible for providing safe, effective care to inpatients on Community Living Center.Duties will include bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking, recording, and reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation, restorative care, CareTracker charting and other electronic documentation as well as other duties or care as directed by Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and/or providers.

Incumbent will observe residents who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and report to nurse when condition changes. Incumbent will initiate AED plan in life threatening situations such as cardiac and/or respiratory arrest and respond appropriately to assaultive behavior and alert licensed personal immediately.

The incumbent will support veteran centered care activities to meet the needs of the veteran in keeping with the VA mission to provide exceptional health care that improves Veteran health and well-being. Engages and partners with the Veterans (their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) to enhance consistent communication and improve the Veteran experience. The incumbent provides the Veteran with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Involves the customer in problem-solving to handle conflict and concerns appropriately and constructively.

Work Schedule: Tour of duty hours will vary. There are 8 hour shifts to include shift, weekend, and holiday rotations as necessary for the care and safety of our Veterans.

Salary: Applicants education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Financial Disclosure: Not Required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$27,195

$44,409





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/30/2017



Application Close Date

12/15/2017




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

    • Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:Please visit the VA for Vetssite for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

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

      VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This is not a guarantee and must be requested in advance.

      EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

      Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

      Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

      This vacancy may be used to fill multiple positions.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
      a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
      b. Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the NA occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one yearas a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.
      c. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
      d. English Language Proficiency. NAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
      e. Grandfathering Provisions. All Nursing Assistants employed in VHA on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the series and grade held that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply:
      (1) Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard.
      (2) If an employee who was retained (grandfathered) under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status of the grandfathering provision and must meet the full VA qualification standard basic requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation.

      GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
      a. Creditable Experience

      (1) Knowledge of Current Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the current practice.
      (2) Quality of Experience. To be creditable, NA experience must be documented on the application or resume and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means.
      (3) Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a NA is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a NA employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service.
      b. Grade Determinations. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

      (1) GS-3

      (a) Experience/Education. None beyond the basic requirements.

      (b) Assignments. Individuals assigned as GS-3 are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.
      (2) GS-4
      (a) Experience. One year of specialized experience as a NA or experience in another medical field (licensed practical nurse, health technician, hospital corpsman, etc.), performing technical and nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communication, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments;
      OR,
      (b) Education. Successful completion of 2 years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, health care or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians.
      (3) GS-5 (Full Performance Level)
      (a) 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 in subparagraph (c) below;
      OR,
      (b) Education. Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelors degree

      IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

      KSAs:
      1. Ability to provide a range of resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
      2. Ability to observe residents physical or emotional status and refer deviation and/or problems to RN or LVN in a timely manner.
      3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as specimen collection, vital sign machine, and weight scale.
      4. Ability to communicate effectively with residents, their families and other health professionals.

      Physical Standards. This position requires walking, standing, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, turning, and at times carry heavy loads. The work may require regular and recurring ability to physically control or defend against emotionally ill patients. Must be able to utilize good body mechanics, and have stamina to withstand stress.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section



  • 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 Friday, December 15, 2017 to 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: 3


      Job Position: VHA-519-18-NR2025716wi-BU




      The incumbent will be responsible for providing safe, effective care to inpatients on Community Living Center.Duties will include bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking, recording, and reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation, restorative care, CareTracker charting and other electronic documentation as well as other duties or care as directed by Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and/or providers.

      Incumbent will observe residents who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and report to nurse when condition changes. Incumbent will initiate AED plan in life threatening situations such as cardiac and/or respiratory arrest and respond appropriately to assaultive behavior and alert licensed personal immediately.

      The incumbent will support veteran centered care activities to meet the needs of the veteran in keeping with the VA mission to provide exceptional health care that improves Veteran health and well-being. Engages and partners with the Veterans (their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) to enhance consistent communication and improve the Veteran experience. The incumbent provides the Veteran with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Involves the customer in problem-solving to handle conflict and concerns appropriately and constructively.

      Work Schedule: Tour of duty hours will vary. There are 8 hour shifts to include shift, weekend, and holiday rotations as necessary for the care and safety of our Veterans.

      Salary: Applicants education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

      Financial Disclosure: Not Required







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing support
  • Operating Room
  • Respiratory care

Best Care / Best Careers

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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