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2018-01-302018-03-15

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?

Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees as long as they are listed as part of the area of consideration.




Duties

The incumbent is a member of the nursing team working a rotating tour of duty primarily on medical surgical floor, but will be assigned to other areas as needed. Observes the need for and provides appropriate and timely routine patient care including ADLs, transport, vital signs, dietary, and other care according to the nursing care plans and as assigned by the Charge Nurse with supervision, consulting the Registered Nurse for direction and evaluation when appropriate. Focus is on tasks as prioritized by the nursing team. Provides one to one staffing for patients needing increased supervision as assigned. Helps establish treatment goals and provides the personalized care necessary to meet those goals. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with patients and families. Observes, reports, and records patient condition, patient interactions, patient teaching and subtle changes to the patient's status in response to treatment and procedures. Acts with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient contact that is appropriate to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of adult (18-64) and senior adult (65+) patients.

Work Schedule: Rotating day/night shifts (7:00am-3:30pm / 1:00pm-9:30pm), and rotating weekend and holidays. Flexibility is required of the incumbent.

Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (3 Main) / 000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$26,587

$43,414





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/27/2018



Application Close Date

2/15/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Internal Employee, Agency Employee



Status

Full-Time




























  • 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.

      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

    • PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Possess certification as nursing assistant from any state.

      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 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.
      • English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
      Grade Determinations:

      GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements.

      GS-4: One year of specialized experience as a nursing assistant or experience in another medical field (LPN, 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

      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; AND

      Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
      1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
      2. Ability to observe patients/residents or resident's physical or emotional status of refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
      3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc.
      4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.

      GS-5: 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

      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 Vocation 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 nursing assistants by assisting with 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.

      CREDITABLE EXPERIENCE:

      Knowledge of Current Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the current practice.
      Quality of Experience. To be creditable, CNA experience must be documented on the application or resume and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means.
      Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a CNA is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a CNA 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.
      References: Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46.




  • 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: CBCK-10126909-18-LMM




      The incumbent is a member of the nursing team working a rotating tour of duty primarily on medical surgical floor, but will be assigned to other areas as needed. Observes the need for and provides appropriate and timely routine patient care including ADLs, transport, vital signs, dietary, and other care according to the nursing care plans and as assigned by the Charge Nurse with supervision, consulting the Registered Nurse for direction and evaluation when appropriate. Focus is on tasks as prioritized by the nursing team. Provides one to one staffing for patients needing increased supervision as assigned. Helps establish treatment goals and provides the personalized care necessary to meet those goals. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with patients and families. Observes, reports, and records patient condition, patient interactions, patient teaching and subtle changes to the patient's status in response to treatment and procedures. Acts with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient contact that is appropriate to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of adult (18-64) and senior adult (65+) patients.

      Work Schedule: Rotating day/night shifts (7:00am-3:30pm / 1:00pm-9:30pm), and rotating weekend and holidays. Flexibility is required of the incumbent.

      Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (3 Main) / 000000







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Nursing - Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy - Others
  • 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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