14 days old
2017-11-302018-01-04

Nursing Assistant (Community Living Center)(Part Time)

Albuquerque, NM

hThe New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking a Nursing Assistant (NA) for the Community Living Center.

The Nursing Assistant assigned to the Community Living Center (CLC) of the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service linewill perform assignments required of a Nursing Assistant and will uphold the standards of care as outlined by the Medical Center and the Service policies and procedures. The candidate provides quality nursing care to a variety of patients whose age may range from 17 years to 100+ years. Provides complete personal hygiene care needs. Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients. Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self-care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and other training as needed. Prepares patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance. Takes, records vital signs, weights, neurological checks, and circulatory checks. Other duties included. Position requires some night, weekend, and holiday work schedules. The candidate leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility. Ensures that whenever possible works to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs.

Work Schedule: Part-Time, 40 Hours per Bi-Weekly Pay Period, Rotating Shifts
Functional Statement Name/#: Nursing Assistant / N/A
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1272








graph of estimated pay ranges
$26,218

$42,814





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/30/2017



Application Close Date

12/6/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

This position is open to NMVAHCS employees only



Status

Part Time 40 hours




























  • 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.

      In Accordance with VA Handbook 5383 (VA Drug-Free Workplace Program) Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

      This positon does not require completion of the OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.





  • 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 NA 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.

      English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407 (d). No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. Chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity who is not proficient in written and spoken English.

      Grade Determinations:

      Experience/Education Requirements at GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements.
      Experience/Education Requirements at GS-4: Applicant must possess 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. Examples of Specialized experience may include but are not limited to: Providing complete personal hygiene care needs. Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients. Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed.
      OR
      Education:
      Applicant must possess 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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED).

      Experience/Education Requirements at GS-5: Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. Specialized experience is defined as: Providing complete personal hygiene care needs. Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients. Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed.
      OR
      Education:
      Applicant must have completed 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.(TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED).

      References: VA Handbook 5005/81 Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard. 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.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.





  • 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 Wednesday, December 06, 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: 1


      Job Position: ABQ-18-154-JLS-2025739-BU




      hThe New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking a Nursing Assistant (NA) for the Community Living Center.

      The Nursing Assistant assigned to the Community Living Center (CLC) of the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service linewill perform assignments required of a Nursing Assistant and will uphold the standards of care as outlined by the Medical Center and the Service policies and procedures. The candidate provides quality nursing care to a variety of patients whose age may range from 17 years to 100+ years. Provides complete personal hygiene care needs. Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients. Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self-care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and other training as needed. Prepares patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance. Takes, records vital signs, weights, neurological checks, and circulatory checks. Other duties included. Position requires some night, weekend, and holiday work schedules. The candidate leads by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility. Ensures that whenever possible works to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs.

      Work Schedule: Part-Time, 40 Hours per Bi-Weekly Pay Period, Rotating Shifts
      Functional Statement Name/#: Nursing Assistant / N/A
      Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
      Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1272







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing support
  • Operating Room

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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