Nursing Assistant COVID
a) Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
b) 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 below;
c) Demonstrating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate
must demonstrate the following 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.
e) English Language Proficiency. NAs must be proficient in spoken and written
English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A,
5. Customer Services Requirements.
a) Encourages patient participation in activities of daily living.
b) Recognizes, reports, and responds appropriately to the psychosocial and cultural
needs of the patient and family.
6. Physical Requirements.
This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual
dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing,
stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may
The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated
materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations.
The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to
delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.
The incumbent must be a mature, flexible,
sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift
priorities based on patient needs.
Must complete annual Employee Health
requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.
7. Age, Development, and Cultural Needs of Patients Requirement.
Provides direct care to male and female patient from 18 years through adulthood
including the elderly. The NA demonstrates competency in providing population based
patient care including knowledge of developmental theories and the normal/abnormal
physiological, psychosocial, and cultural changes related to the aging process.
8. Computer Security Requirement.
The incumbent consistently protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive
data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable
laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data
from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows
applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release
of access codes, etc., as set out in the computer access agreement that the incumbent
signs. Reports all known information security incidents or violations to the supervisor
and/or the Information Security Officer immediately. Reports all known privacy incidents
or violations to the Privacy Officer immediately. Compliance is measured by
supervisory observation and periodic random monitoring by the Information Security
Officer or Office of Information Technology staff. Major violations such as loss of or
unauthorized release, alteration, or deletion of sensitive data are unacceptable.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.