1+ months
2017-11-292018-01-24

Nursing Assistants (Mental Health, Med-Surg, Long-Term Care and UCC/ED Units)

New Orleans, LA

Summary

Project Legacy Statement

Residents of Greater New Orleans enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the United States. While we are known to enjoy many of the best restaurants in the world, more than 300 festivals, vibrant nightlife, not to mention Mardi Gras, that's just the beginning of what we have to offer. We treasure family and community, our children have access to high-quality education, we enjoy an incredible abundance of the arts, and so much more!

Here at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, we strive to be an efficient organization through continual process improvement and orderliness by eliminating waste in everything we do. We are generating a Lean environment of abundance and ownership, enabling us to become "one team creating the perfect patient experience" so that we may honor Veterans and their families.

We're in the process of constructing and activating a new medical center that will serve as a model for health care of the future and set the standards for patient-centered care, flexibility and sustainability. It will be a level one, 200 bed tertiary care regional referral center that is projected to serve 70,000 enrolled Veterans. The new medical center will be approximately 1.6 million square feet, with two additional 1,000-car garages for both patients and staff on a 30-acre site in New Orleans. The facility has been designed to meet the full array of VA missions: health care to America's heroes, education, research and national preparedness. It will authentically reflect the culture of the region and be the cornerstone for the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans. You can help us build from the ground up. Create history with us and join our team! For more information about the greater New Orleans area, visit http://www.destinationgno.com/

To learn more about Project Legacy, the project to design and build a new medical center to replace the one damaged from Hurricane Katrina, visit http://www.neworleans.va.gov/Project_Legacy.asp Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VANewOrleans Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VANewOrleans




Duties

Asa Nursing Assistant (NA), depending on your assigned unit, you must maintain knowledge of a wide variety of rules and procedures requiring training and experience in order to carry out the duties to provide basic care to Veterans in an emergent, critical and acute situation. Your duties may include, but not exclusive to the following:

  • Performing vital signs, intake and output, EKG's, Point-of Care (POC) testing, phlebotomy and collection and delivery of specimens according to protocol, as appropriate;
  • Assisting patients in and out of vehicles, wheelchairs, stretchers, etc., in a safe and efficient manner; and will transport unmonitored patients to procedures and/or to inpatient wards after admission to hospital;
  • Providing 1:1 observation or constant observation while monitoring status designated patients awaiting transport to Mental Health Service or to acute inpatient;
  • Providing personal care such as bathing, shaving, mouth care, nail care and shampoo;
  • Ambulating patients with or without assistive devices;
  • Caring for patients on special frames/beds or with prosthetic devices;
  • Feeding patients/resident and administers tube feedings;
  • Providing for bowel/bladder elimination needs;
  • Maintaining skin integrity by following guidelines for skin care, including turning, positioning, use of skin protectives, and pressure ulcer care;
  • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality when providing patient care; and
  • Recognizing emergency events or changes in patient condition requiring RN notification.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday andWeekends (as patient care dictates), Days/Nights/Evenings (8 Hour Shifts)

Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant

(Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office)

This is a Bargaining Unit position.









graph of estimated pay ranges
$32,844

$42,702





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/5/2017



Application Close Date

12/29/2017




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

    • 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: One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation.
      • Physical Standards: Must meet the physical standard in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
      • English Language Proficiency: Nursing Assistantsmust be proficient in both spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A Paragraph 3.

      Experience/Education: One (1) year of progressively responsible assignment 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) below; or successfully completion of a four-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:

      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.

      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.

      References: See VA Handbook 5005 , Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standards.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.





  • 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 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 29, 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: 20


      Job Position: FE-17-ALK-1937546-BU




      Asa Nursing Assistant (NA), depending on your assigned unit, you must maintain knowledge of a wide variety of rules and procedures requiring training and experience in order to carry out the duties to provide basic care to Veterans in an emergent, critical and acute situation. Your duties may include, but not exclusive to the following:

      • Performing vital signs, intake and output, EKG's, Point-of Care (POC) testing, phlebotomy and collection and delivery of specimens according to protocol, as appropriate;
      • Assisting patients in and out of vehicles, wheelchairs, stretchers, etc., in a safe and efficient manner; and will transport unmonitored patients to procedures and/or to inpatient wards after admission to hospital;
      • Providing 1:1 observation or constant observation while monitoring status designated patients awaiting transport to Mental Health Service or to acute inpatient;
      • Providing personal care such as bathing, shaving, mouth care, nail care and shampoo;
      • Ambulating patients with or without assistive devices;
      • Caring for patients on special frames/beds or with prosthetic devices;
      • Feeding patients/resident and administers tube feedings;
      • Providing for bowel/bladder elimination needs;
      • Maintaining skin integrity by following guidelines for skin care, including turning, positioning, use of skin protectives, and pressure ulcer care;
      • Maintaining privacy and confidentiality when providing patient care; and
      • Recognizing emergency events or changes in patient condition requiring RN notification.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday andWeekends (as patient care dictates), Days/Nights/Evenings (8 Hour Shifts)

      Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant

      (Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office)

      This is a Bargaining Unit position.








Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing support

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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