NURSING ASSISTANT

Location
Amarillo, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 08, 2017
Closes
Sep 29, 2017
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have positions in the Community Living Center and in Medical Surgicalof the Amarillo VA Healthcare System. Theincumbent is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. Theincumbent will have ageneral review of their work performed by a RN for appropriateness and conformity with certification, policies and procedures. Theincumbent assigned in the in-patient care areas demonstrates active collaboration and communication with RN, Patient, Primary Care Provider, and other care team members. It is also imperative that the incumbent establish a positive rapport with family/caregiver, internal and community based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient.

Work Schedule: Varied days -7:30 pm to 08:00 am (3 days one week-12 hour shifts, 3 days the next week -12 hour shifts and 1 day- 8 hour shift) or 7:30am to 8:00 pm (3 days one week-12 hour shifts, 3 days the next week -12 hour shifts and 1 day- 8 hour shift). The 8 hour shift will differ and/or rotatedepending on the 12 hour shifts assigned.
Functional Statement: Nursing Assistant/000000
No financial report is required
This position is an AFGEbargaining unit position.

This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this agency.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Completed one year of education above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation OR completed an intensive, specialized, occupation related course of study of less than one year as a Nursing Assistant
  • Proficient in spoken and written English (Nursing Assistant's appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)).

GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
GS-3 (Entry Level)
Experience [and] Education
. None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-4 (Intermediate Level)
Experience
. One year of specialized experience as aNursingAssistantor 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;
AND
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-5 (Full Performance Level)
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,
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
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 Nursing Assistant's] 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.

Physical Requirements: This work involves long periods of standing and/or moving about the work unit. The work required regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching and repositioning patients, or similar activities. There is occasional lifting of 45 lbs and over.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Å sum?Å . Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available athttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire (Required)
  4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
  5. If currently employed in the VA system or another Federal Agency, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

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