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

Nursing Assistant

Prescott, AZ
Summary
Work Schedule: This position involves shift work and tours will vary.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Physical Requirements: Work involves long-periods of moving about the work unit. The work requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting, and repositioning patients, or similar activities. Heavy lifting greater than 45 pounds is required. The work environment involves regular and recurring exposure to infectious and contagious diseases. Special protective equipment is required as safety precautions.
Position summary is on file at the facility as a Functional Statement.
Duties

This position is at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Prescott, AZ. The incumbent will be responsible for providing safe and effective care to inpatients. Activities will include bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking-recording-reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation, restorative care, caretaker charting and other electronic documentation. Incumbent will observe residents who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and report to nurse when condition changes. Incumbent could initiate AED plan in life threatening situations such as cardiac and or respiratory arrest and respond appropriately to assaultive behavior and alert licensed personnel immediately. The incumbent will support veteran centered care activities to meet the needs of the veteran in keeping with the VA mission to provide exceptional health care that improves Veteran health and well-being. Engages and partners with Veterans to enhance consistent communication and improve the Veteran experience. The incumbent provides the Veteran with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Involves the customer in problem-solving to handle conflict and concerns appropriately and constructively. Other duties as assigned

graph of estimated pay ranges
$31,037
$45,340
Job Details
Application Open Date
5/9/2018

Application Close Date
7/31/2018
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.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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:
      *You must be a citizen of the United States.
      *You must have 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.
      *You must must be proficient in spoken and written English.

      Grade Determination: GS-3:
      To qualify at the GS-3 level you must meet all of the criteria outlined in Basic Requirement above.

      Grade Determination: GS-4:
      To qualify at the GS-4 level you must have one year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant 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 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 the 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.

      (3) GS-5 [NA] (Full Performance Level)
      (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. Preferred Experience:

      References: VHA HANDBOOK 5005/81 PART II APPENDIX G46 Dated March 12, 2015.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5 The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-5

      Physical Requirements: Work involves long-periods of moving about the work unit. The work requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting, and repositioning patients, or similar activities. Heavy lifting greater than 45 pounds is required. The work environment involves regular and recurring exposure to infectious and contagious diseases. Special protective equipment is required as safety precautions.
      Position summary is on file at the facility as a Functional Statement.
  • 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 07/31/2018 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: DE-10204928-18-TT

      This position is at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Prescott, AZ. The incumbent will be responsible for providing safe and effective care to inpatients. Activities will include bathing, personal hygiene, assisting with feeding, taking-recording-reporting vital signs accurately, assisting ambulation, restorative care, caretaker charting and other electronic documentation. Incumbent will observe residents who may be confused or have other cognitive issues providing safe environment and report to nurse when condition changes. Incumbent could initiate AED plan in life threatening situations such as cardiac and or respiratory arrest and respond appropriately to assaultive behavior and alert licensed personnel immediately. The incumbent will support veteran centered care activities to meet the needs of the veteran in keeping with the VA mission to provide exceptional health care that improves Veteran health and well-being. Engages and partners with Veterans to enhance consistent communication and improve the Veteran experience. The incumbent provides the Veteran with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Involves the customer in problem-solving to handle conflict and concerns appropriately and constructively. Other duties as assigned

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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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