Nursing Assistant (Intermittent)
The Certified Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the health care team and provides skilled direct care to adult residents. These residents typically present with complex medical and psychiatric conditions and related functional and cognitive deficits. The deficits require that residents receive from partial to maximal assistance with activities of daily living. The incumbent applies basic skills to meet each resident's unique physical and psychological needs. The nursing assistant functions within his/her functional statement and under the supervision of Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses. Services are primarily provided to residents in need of restorative/rehabilitative or skilled care, pulmonary rehabilitation, acutely ill residents (on ACTU) and those requiring respite and end of life care. The resident population consists of individuals with acute and chronic diseases of the neuromuscular system, chronic wounds, acute and chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart failure, hypertension, S/P CVA, S/P treatment for carcinoma and those with cognitive and functional impairments including mobility deficits, incontinence, ADL deficits, delirium, suicidally, alcohol intoxication and confusion. Nursing assistants attend and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.
Work schedule:7:30 AM-4:00 PM, 11:30 AM-8:00 PM, 7:30 AM-12:00 PM,11:30 AM-4:00 PM, 3:30 PM-12:00 AM, 3:30 PM-8:00 PM, 7:30 PM-12:00 AM, 11:30 PM-8:00 AM, 11:30 PM-4:00 AM, 3:30 PM-8:00 AM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some evenings, weekends and holidays)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant, (CLC),GS-0621
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the nurse 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
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. Nurse Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.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.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met.
Experience: 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;
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.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities based on your application for this position: Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.
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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard.
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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequently reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care and assessment. This position requires extension of the hands and arms in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of care and assessment, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the resident. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This positions is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about to accomplish tasks. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move patients or supplies from one location to the next. This position requires exerting up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently to move objects. This position requires writing or otherwise working with fingers and/or hands, including one or both hands frequently including keyboard use to enter information into the computer, etc. This position requires substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers, as is done when entering patient notes into the computer.
This position requires the expression of ideas by means of the spoken word, including the provision of education and instruction to patients and the sharing of information with co-workers. This position requires the perception of sounds at normal range, including the reception of oral communication shared at interdisciplinary team meetings and oral requests for staff.
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position):
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document