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2017-11-282017-12-30

Nursing Assistant

San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center is looking to recruitfull-time Nursing Assistants to work in various units at the 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, California 94121 location.

The San Francisco VA Medical Center Nursing Service provides a team of health care providers caring for a diverse age range of veterans admitted to our facility at various stages of life. The Nursing Assistant (NA) performs a range of patient care activities and specialty care clinics on medical, surgical, and long-term units within the San Francisco Medical Center.

  • Provide patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.
  • Provide smooth patient flow through ambulatory care clinics by stocking exam rooms, setting up treatment rooms, cleaning reusable medical equipment (RME), rooming patients and updating clinic status boards.
  • Provide for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
    Provide patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
  • Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
  • Maintain work operations by following policies and procedures.
  • Protect organization's value by keeping patient information confidential.
  • Serve and protects medical center by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO standards.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining certification.

Bargaining Unit Status: Covered
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Variable Shifts

Functional Statement Title/#: Nursing Assistant/000000








graph of estimated pay ranges
$31,402

$51,279





Job Details



Application Open Date

8/9/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

OPEN TO CURRENT, SAN FRANCISCO VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM EMPLOYEES ONLY



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

    • 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 and 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: Nursing Assistantsmust be proficient in spoken and written English in
        accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.

      Preferred Experience:

      CPR/BLS Certification preferred.

      Creditable Experience:

      (1) Knowledge of Current Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the current practice.

      (2) 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.

      (3) 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

      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 (Entry Level):

      (a) Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements.
      (b) Assignments. Individuals assigned as GS-3Nursing Assistantsare considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.

      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; AND
      (c) 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 and 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.


      (d) Assignment
      1. 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.
      2. 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 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance):


      (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.

      (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.

      References:VA HANDBOOK 5005/81, PART II, APPENDIX G46 - NURSING ASSISTANT QUALIFICATION STANDARD.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.





  • 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 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 Friday, December 01, 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: NQ-17-RPV-1994655-OCA-BU




      The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center is looking to recruitfull-time Nursing Assistants to work in various units at the 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, California 94121 location.

      The San Francisco VA Medical Center Nursing Service provides a team of health care providers caring for a diverse age range of veterans admitted to our facility at various stages of life. The Nursing Assistant (NA) performs a range of patient care activities and specialty care clinics on medical, surgical, and long-term units within the San Francisco Medical Center.

      • Provide patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.
      • Provide smooth patient flow through ambulatory care clinics by stocking exam rooms, setting up treatment rooms, cleaning reusable medical equipment (RME), rooming patients and updating clinic status boards.
      • Provide for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
        Provide patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.
      • Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.
      • Maintain work operations by following policies and procedures.
      • Protect organization's value by keeping patient information confidential.
      • Serve and protects medical center by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO standards.
      • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations; maintaining certification.

      Bargaining Unit Status: Covered
      Work Schedule: Full-Time, Variable Shifts

      Functional Statement Title/#: Nursing Assistant/000000







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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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