Nursing Assistant (Telemetry Technician - Acute Care)

Salisbury, NC
Sep 08, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The incumbent functions as a member of the Telemetry Team, Acute Care Division, and assists the Registered Nurse in the provision of patient care by meeting patient's nursing needs. The Nursing Assistant is accountable to the Registered Nurse for patient care and directly responsible to the Nurse Manager of the assigned unit.

These duties may include but is not limited to:

  • Provides general clerical/administrative support and coordination for telemetry activities and assists medical and health care personnel in reviewing telemetry records;
  • Uses judgment to plan and organize assignments with minimal assistance and directions;
  • Observes and reports changes in patient mental and/or physical condition and demonstrates correct interventions to restore or maintain patient welfare and safety;
  • Proficient in use of the electronic medical record in order to function in accessing and documenting in patient's record; and
  • Monitor and record vital signs, including pain level per nursing procedure guidelines.

Work Schedule: Multiple rotating shifts. Staff may be expected to work on any of the three tours (days, evening & nights) as needed.

Preferred Experience: 1-2 years ofspecialized experienceworking in a Telemetry unit setting preferred.

Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (Telemetry Technician)

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 or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the CNA occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year which resulted in attaining certification as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.
  • English Language Proficiency. CNAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.


Grade Determinations:

GS-3 NA (Entry Level)

(a) Experience, Education and Certification. None beyond the basic requirements.

(b) Assignments. Individuals assigned as GS-3 CNAs are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.

(a) Experience. One year of specialized experience as a CNA 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, (b) 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

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

Preferred Experience: 1-2 years ofspecialized experienceworking in a Telemetry unit setting preferred.

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: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46 This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking. Working with patients requires bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, pulling, and other similar activities. The use of correct body mechanics is required.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(Application for Associated Health Occupations VA Form 10-2850c )

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

*Cover Letter
*Other Veterans Document

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). Available at the VA Forms website:

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1997949.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.