12 days old
2018-02-082018-03-15

Nursing Assistant-Emergency Department

Durham, NC

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?





Duties

Emergency Department is a unit that provides care to adult male/female patients, who are experiencing acute and chronic medical events. The registered Nurses partner with the Nursing assistants to provide the patient and family centered care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, who support patients and families in decision-making. The nursing assistant will assist the Registered Nurse with the following responsibilities and duties which may include but are not limited to the following:
- Assisting in procedures such as lumbar puncture, minor surgical procedures, Pap smears, bone marrows and insertion of chest tubes by positioning and draping patient and setting out and passing instruments.
- Performing diagnostic tests as designated on the unit such as venipuncture and EKG.
- Observing and reporting to the professional charge nurse changes in patient behavior, attitude, bodily complaints and appearance.
- Provides nursing care to patients experiencing extremes in behavior; including the severely depressed, suicidal or homicidal patients and the drug or alcohol abuse patients.
- Setting up various types of complex medical equipment such as respirators, surgical wound suction equipment, tracheal suctioning and/or traction equipment.
- Entering specific information onto the patients' electronic or paper records or charts, following designated charting techniques to post to charts that provide a daily outline or summary of the patients care.
- Providing specific health information based on patients' condition, e.g., acceptance of limited physical mobility, proper body mechanics, pre and post-operative breathing techniques, colostomy care and irrigations, etc.
- Performing as a sitter to observe patients when necessary for suicide prevention, fall reduction, and risk of harm to self/others.
- Setting up equipment such as suction equipment, oxygen, cooling blankets, etc.
- Performs other directly related duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Day/Day rotation tours; every other weekend.
Functional Statement: Nursing Assistant.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$34,595

$44,975





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/7/2018



Application Close Date

2/15/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

VA Employees and Federal Employees



Status

32 Hours




























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

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

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

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

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site 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.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      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. NAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      VA Experience
      Emergency Department experience 2 years current
      Experience with mental health population
      CNA 1 or 2
      Experience obtaining EKG's
      Preferred Level of Education:
      Level 5 or 6
      Preferred Certification(s)
      Phlebotomy certification
      BLS

      Grade Determinations: GS-5 [NA] (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 bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelor's degree; AND
      (c) 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005 Appendix G46

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the grade of GS-05.




  • 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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/15/2018 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS 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: DUR-10123833-18-AG




      Emergency Department is a unit that provides care to adult male/female patients, who are experiencing acute and chronic medical events. The registered Nurses partner with the Nursing assistants to provide the patient and family centered care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, who support patients and families in decision-making. The nursing assistant will assist the Registered Nurse with the following responsibilities and duties which may include but are not limited to the following:
      - Assisting in procedures such as lumbar puncture, minor surgical procedures, Pap smears, bone marrows and insertion of chest tubes by positioning and draping patient and setting out and passing instruments.
      - Performing diagnostic tests as designated on the unit such as venipuncture and EKG.
      - Observing and reporting to the professional charge nurse changes in patient behavior, attitude, bodily complaints and appearance.
      - Provides nursing care to patients experiencing extremes in behavior; including the severely depressed, suicidal or homicidal patients and the drug or alcohol abuse patients.
      - Setting up various types of complex medical equipment such as respirators, surgical wound suction equipment, tracheal suctioning and/or traction equipment.
      - Entering specific information onto the patients' electronic or paper records or charts, following designated charting techniques to post to charts that provide a daily outline or summary of the patients care.
      - Providing specific health information based on patients' condition, e.g., acceptance of limited physical mobility, proper body mechanics, pre and post-operative breathing techniques, colostomy care and irrigations, etc.
      - Performing as a sitter to observe patients when necessary for suicide prevention, fall reduction, and risk of harm to self/others.
      - Setting up equipment such as suction equipment, oxygen, cooling blankets, etc.
      - Performs other directly related duties as assigned

      Work Schedule: Day/Day rotation tours; every other weekend.
      Functional Statement: Nursing Assistant.







Categories

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

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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