18 days old
2017-11-282018-01-05

Nursing Assistant - Rehabilitation Nursing (Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder)

Palo Alto, CA

Work Schedule: 3:30pm-12:00am. 0.7/56 hours biweekly.

***RELOCATION INCENTIVE /RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.***

The Rehabilitation Nursing Service Nursing Assistant (NA) is a key member of the nursing and rehabilitation treatment team. The role of the NA is to provide basic patient care that supports patient's activities of daily living, hygiene, and nutrition as well as those tasks that support professional nursing. In addition the NA will also assist, as assigned, in observation of stable post-operative patients and complex medical patients requiring additional observation. Rehabilitation Nursing Service serves the following areas; Polytrauma, Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder, and Western Blind Rehabilitation.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Obtaining and documenting vital signs, including temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure and pain level (and notifying the professional nurse when these values are outside of established parameters)

Bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing and undressing as well as Feeding and assisting with fluid and nutritional intake, including following dietary and fluid guidelines and aspiration precautions.

Mobility assistance including ambulation, transfers, positioning, range of motion, and positioning precautions. Lifts, moves and transports clients, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices.

Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials

Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies to the registered nurse, such as lighting or equipment problems








graph of estimated pay ranges
$32,727

$53,443





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/21/2017



Application Close Date

12/12/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Current Permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees and Current Permanent Federal Employees.



Status

Part Time 56 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.





  • 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 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. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      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 Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:

      GS-3 Nursing Assistant:

      A) Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements.

      GS-4 Nursing Assistant:

      A) 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. [NOTE: TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED IF EDUCATION IS BEING USED TO QUALIFY. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK.]

      C) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).

      KSA 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.

      KSA 2 - Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.

      KSA 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.

      KSA 4 - Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.

      GS-5 Nursing Assistant:

      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.

      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. [NOTE: TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED IF EDUCATION IS BEING USED TO QUALIFY. CONFERRAL OF DEGREE(S) EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK.]

      C) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).

      KSA 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.

      KSA 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.

      KSA 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 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46 Nurse Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621, dated March 12, 2015, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

      Preferred Criteria:

      Current BLS provider card issued by American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

      Possess successful full-time Nursing Assistant practice experience in a Rehabilitationsetting.

      Current Certified Nursing Assistant by State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

      NOTE: 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 is 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.





  • 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 Questionnaireand submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 12, 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: VK-18-BSJ-2024476-BU




      Work Schedule: 3:30pm-12:00am. 0.7/56 hours biweekly.

      ***RELOCATION INCENTIVE /RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.***

      The Rehabilitation Nursing Service Nursing Assistant (NA) is a key member of the nursing and rehabilitation treatment team. The role of the NA is to provide basic patient care that supports patient's activities of daily living, hygiene, and nutrition as well as those tasks that support professional nursing. In addition the NA will also assist, as assigned, in observation of stable post-operative patients and complex medical patients requiring additional observation. Rehabilitation Nursing Service serves the following areas; Polytrauma, Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder, and Western Blind Rehabilitation.

      The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      Obtaining and documenting vital signs, including temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure and pain level (and notifying the professional nurse when these values are outside of established parameters)

      Bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing and undressing as well as Feeding and assisting with fluid and nutritional intake, including following dietary and fluid guidelines and aspiration precautions.

      Mobility assistance including ambulation, transfers, positioning, range of motion, and positioning precautions. Lifts, moves and transports clients, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices.

      Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials

      Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies to the registered nurse, such as lighting or equipment problems







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Nursing support
  • Operating Room

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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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