6 days old
2018-07-102018-08-09

Nursing Assistant (Internal)

Las Vegas, NV
Summary
Duties

The duties of the Nursing Assistant include and are not limited to:

  • Responsible for performing a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the patient
  • Identifies and reports relative to more complex patient situations including subtle changes in the patient behavior or condition or variances related to neurological signs, vital signs, and other parameters
  • Monitor intake and output, vital signs, percent ingestion of meals, and other activities of daily living and document in appropriate areas of the computerized charting system
  • Assure accuracy and completeness
  • Assist patients with transfers from bed to chair, or bed to bedside commode using proper body mechanics to ensure safety
  • Provide 1:1 observation for suicidal patients, patients who are a danger to themselves or others, or due to a high fall risk as directed by the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse or designee
  • Provide and remove patient meal trays as appropriate - remaining cognizant of patients with special diets or nothing per mouth
  • Assist patient with activities of daily living, promoting independence and autonomy to include bowel and bladder care, eating and positioning
  • escort patients to other units, diagnostic tests and to privately owned vehicles upon discharge
  • Take direction from charge nurse and local policy regarding methods of transfer/escort
  • Initiates action with the clinical staff to expedite the care and ensure the smooth flow of patient care from reception through disposition
  • Recognize emergency situations
  • Answer call lights either in person or electronically, and ensure patient request is passed to appropriate nursing staff
  • Accurately communicate a variety of physician orders involving patient activities and routes information to appropriate departments

Work Schedule: Varies, to include, Day, Night, Evening, Rotational Weekend and Holiday Shifts
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$33,718
$43,835
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/3/2018

Application Close Date
7/18/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • 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.

      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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Training or Education - On 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 requirement for GS-3 .
      • English Language - Must be proficient in spoken and written English
      Preferred Experience:
      • Certification as a Nursing Assistant by a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States.

      Grade Determinations:
      GS-03 - None beyond the basic requirements.
      GS-04 - 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 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;
      In Addition, 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.
      GS-05 - 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
      In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G46

      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-05 to GS-05.

      Physical Requirements: Involves long periods, up to eight hours, or moving about and between the work units. Requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting, twisting, pulling, pushing and repositioning patients or similar activities without limitation. Must be able to lift and/or move heavy objects over 45 pounds. Carry objects over 40 pounds for distances of at least 200 feet. Assignments involve positioning patients and transferring them to wheelchairs, stretchers and beds by using proper body mechanics. Regular and recurring exposure to infection and contagious diseases, requires special gloves, gowns or masks.
  • 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 07/18/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBAQ-10251205-18-AG

      The duties of the Nursing Assistant include and are not limited to:

      • Responsible for performing a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the patient
      • Identifies and reports relative to more complex patient situations including subtle changes in the patient behavior or condition or variances related to neurological signs, vital signs, and other parameters
      • Monitor intake and output, vital signs, percent ingestion of meals, and other activities of daily living and document in appropriate areas of the computerized charting system
      • Assure accuracy and completeness
      • Assist patients with transfers from bed to chair, or bed to bedside commode using proper body mechanics to ensure safety
      • Provide 1:1 observation for suicidal patients, patients who are a danger to themselves or others, or due to a high fall risk as directed by the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse or designee
      • Provide and remove patient meal trays as appropriate - remaining cognizant of patients with special diets or nothing per mouth
      • Assist patient with activities of daily living, promoting independence and autonomy to include bowel and bladder care, eating and positioning
      • escort patients to other units, diagnostic tests and to privately owned vehicles upon discharge
      • Take direction from charge nurse and local policy regarding methods of transfer/escort
      • Initiates action with the clinical staff to expedite the care and ensure the smooth flow of patient care from reception through disposition
      • Recognize emergency situations
      • Answer call lights either in person or electronically, and ensure patient request is passed to appropriate nursing staff
      • Accurately communicate a variety of physician orders involving patient activities and routes information to appropriate departments

      Work Schedule: Varies, to include, Day, Night, Evening, Rotational Weekend and Holiday Shifts
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Categories

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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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