11 days old
2018-01-122018-02-11

Nursing Assistant

Muskogee, OK

Summary

***THIS VACANCY IS OPEN CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL 28 DECEMBER 2018 OR UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR ELIGIBILITY EVERY OTHER FRIDAY (EVERY TWO WEEKS).

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?

At the Eastern Oklahoma VA Healthcare System (EOVAHCS), we have the right people, in the right jobs, with the right skills and abilities. We all have a true sense of personal value, and a commitment to providing high quality service to our nation's Heroes..do you have what it takes to be a part of this team? If so, we want you to apply for this position!
The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is located in Muskogee, Ok., a thriving city of 39,000 residents that boasts small-town charm, southern hospitality, a rich Native American heritage, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, renowned annual Azalea Festival, 32 attractive parks and easy access to boating, fishing, hiking, camping, hunting and wildlife watching.

For those yearning for big-city amenities, Muskogee is only 35 miles from Broken Arrow, which consistently ranks as one of the best cities to live in the U.S.

Family Circle Magazine featured Broken Arrow in 2008 as one of the 10 best towns for families, Wallet Hub ranked Broken Arrow in 2015 as the 4th best city for first-time homebuyers, and Money Magazine ranked Broken Arrow in 2011 as the 8th best place to retire due to the cost-of-living, impressive performing arts center, newly built St. John Broken Arrow hospital, eight golf courses and miles of bike and walking paths.

Muskogee is also only 48 miles from downtown Tulsa, which is considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma and houses two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's most extensive collections of Art Deco architecture.

Downtown Tulsa is also home to the BOK Center, a multi-purpose arena that hosts the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Tulsa Oilers professional ice hockey team and the biggest name recording artists in America. For baseball fans, downtown Tulsa also offers the newly built ONEOK Field, a 7,833 seat stadium that is home to the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball team.


Duties

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • The NA provides quality nursing care to a variety of patients whose age may range from 18 to 100+ years.
  • S(H)e will provide complete personal hygiene care needs.
  • They will turn and position patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients.
  • Promotes 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 are; also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed.
  • S(H)e will prepare patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance.
  • Takes, records vital signs, weights, neurological checks, circulatory checks, and perform other duties as assigned and/or included.
  • The incumbent will perform charting on each patient's computerized medical record on a regular basis according to established nursing documentation standards and unit policies.
  • The NA will lead by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility.
  • Ensures that whenever possible they work to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs.
  • Perform a variety of personal care or nursing care activities which do not require practical or vocational nursing licensure.
  • Assist doctors and nurses in the performance of diagnostic examinations by performing duties such as: monitoring vital signs, preparing and positioning the patient, or by performing a variety of routine diagnostic tests.
  • Assist physicians and nurses in the care and treatment of the ill receiving medical, surgical, psychiatric or outpatient treatment.
  • Prepares patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance.
  • Follow the Plan of Care for assigned patients.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Nights, Weekends, and variable tours of duty.
Title: Nursing Assistant
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$26,150

$42,702





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/7/2017



Application Close Date

12/28/2018




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

    • 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 range of GS-03 to GS-05.

      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:

      U.S. Citizenship.
      Non-citizens may 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.
      Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5019.pdf.
      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.

      GRADE REQUIREMENTS: 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, [NA] 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 [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.
      GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

      GS-3 [NA] (Entry Level)
      (a) Experience [and] Education: None beyond the basic requirements.
      (b) Assignments: Individuals assigned as GS-3 [NAs] are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.

      GS-4 [NA] (Note-See IOR Below)
      (a) Specialized 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;
      AND,
      (c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
      • Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
      • Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
      • 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.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.(d) Assignment
      Individuals assigned as GS-4 [NAs] are considered to be at the intermediate or developmental level and are closely supervised. [NAs] at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist higher graded [NAs], licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team 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 significant factor is that they provide care under close supervision and refer issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded [NAs] or other healthcare professionals.
      In this role, the Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists higher graded [NAs], licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The Nursing Assistant in this role provides care under close supervision and refers issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded [NAs], or other healthcare professionals.

      GS-5 [NA] (Full Performance Level) (Note-See IOR Below)
      (a) Specialized 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
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.(d) Assignment. This is the full performance level for [NAs]. [NAs] 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. [NAs] at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role.
      Preferred Experience: Previous Hospice or Palliative Care experience.

      Note: Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for GS-4 and above.
      * Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above): Qualifying specialized experience includes nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aid performing duties such as:
      • Providing personal nursing care such as providing pre- and post-operative care.
      • Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
      • Caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement.
      • Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
      OR,
      For GS-4: Successful completion of a 2-year degree program in an accredited community college, junior college, or college or university in practical nursing or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for a psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technician.
      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard (GS-0621)




  • 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 12/28/2018 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: Few


      Job Position: DE-10095125-18-RSR




      Duties include but are not limited to the following:
      • The NA provides quality nursing care to a variety of patients whose age may range from 18 to 100+ years.
      • S(H)e will provide complete personal hygiene care needs.
      • They will turn and position patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients.
      • Promotes 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 are; also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed.
      • S(H)e will prepare patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance.
      • Takes, records vital signs, weights, neurological checks, circulatory checks, and perform other duties as assigned and/or included.
      • The incumbent will perform charting on each patient's computerized medical record on a regular basis according to established nursing documentation standards and unit policies.
      • The NA will lead by example in defining a customer service culture to ensure that all customers are treated with respect and civility.
      • Ensures that whenever possible they work to cultivate partnerships with our customers in developing solutions to meet their needs.
      • Perform a variety of personal care or nursing care activities which do not require practical or vocational nursing licensure.
      • Assist doctors and nurses in the performance of diagnostic examinations by performing duties such as: monitoring vital signs, preparing and positioning the patient, or by performing a variety of routine diagnostic tests.
      • Assist physicians and nurses in the care and treatment of the ill receiving medical, surgical, psychiatric or outpatient treatment.
      • Prepares patients for meals, feeds, and assists those requiring assistance.
      • Follow the Plan of Care for assigned patients.
      • Other duties as assigned.
      Work Schedule: Nights, Weekends, and variable tours of duty.
      Title: Nursing Assistant
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Managed Care
  • 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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