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

Nursing Assistant-Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Floor

Fayetteville, AR

The incumbent, Nursing Assistant, will be responsible for providing safe, effective care to inpatients on a busy medical/surgical/telemetry ward.
The incumbent performs, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking-recording-reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation and other duties or care as directed by Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Observing patients who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and reports to nurse when condition changes.
  • Initiating emergency action in life threatening situations such as cardiac and /or respiratory arrest, massive bleeding, shock, or assaultive behavior and alerts licensed personal immediately.
  • Documenting vital signs and activities of daily living in the electronic record or paper record keeping system.

Work Schedule: Hours are varied and may include weekends and holidays
Functional Statement Title/#: Nursing Assistant/000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$32,844

$42,702





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/22/2017



Application Close Date

12/13/2017




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.




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • COVERAGE: The following are requirements for appointment as a Nursing Assistant in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). These requirements apply to all VHA Nursing Assistants in the GS-621 series.

      BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The following are the basic requirements for employment as a VHA Nursing Assistant. To qualify for appointment as a Nursing Assistant, all applicants must:
      Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States.

      Education or Training: Have 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.

      Physical Requirements: Meet the physical requirements for this position according to VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical, including the possibility of a drug screen.

      English Language Proficiency: Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, paragraph 3j.

      GRADE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
      Creditable Experience:
      Knowledge of Current Practices:
      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, Nursing Assistant experience must be documented on the application or resume and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means.

      GS-5 Nursing Assistant (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.
      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 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below.
      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 Nursing Assistants 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.
      Assignments: This is the full performance level for Nursing Assistants. Nursing Assistants 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. Nursing Assistants at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role.

      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.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G-46: NURSING ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD GS-621. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.





  • 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 13, 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: 3


      Job Position: KT-18-MJD-2024922-BU




      The incumbent, Nursing Assistant, will be responsible for providing safe, effective care to inpatients on a busy medical/surgical/telemetry ward.
      The incumbent performs, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

      • Bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking-recording-reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation and other duties or care as directed by Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
      • Observing patients who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and reports to nurse when condition changes.
      • Initiating emergency action in life threatening situations such as cardiac and /or respiratory arrest, massive bleeding, shock, or assaultive behavior and alerts licensed personal immediately.
      • Documenting vital signs and activities of daily living in the electronic record or paper record keeping system.

      Work Schedule: Hours are varied and may include weekends and holidays
      Functional Statement Title/#: Nursing Assistant/000000







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Cardiology
  • Managed Care
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing support
  • 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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