Nursing Assistant -(Open and Continuous)

Location
Montrose, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 07, 2018
Closes
Jul 07, 2018
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Nursing Assistant (NA) will participate in Veteran's Centered Activities that supports a personal preferences proactive approach. Maintain positive patient/resident/family relationships, which include recognizing and understanding the effect of social and spiritual factors. Provide patient/resident personal hygiene care by giving assistance with toileting, bathing, hand/finger nail care, foot care, oral hygiene, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves. Provide for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients/residents as necessary; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals; ambulating, turning, and positioning patient/residents as needed. Provide patient/resident comfort by utilizing available resources and materials; escorting patient/residents within VA HVHCS and to other VA facilities for appointments/transfers where indicated; answering patient/residents' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient/resident to the nursing supervisor; communicating with patients/residents; utilizing de-escalation skills, when needed. Document actions, observations, and education provided by completing forms, reports, and records in CPRS NA care. Maintain work operations by following policies and procedures. Protect organization's values by keeping patient/resident information confidential.

Work Schedule: Days/Evenings/Nights (Required tour of duty will be discussed during the interview process)

Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (NA)) GS- 3/4/5

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy and Regulations.
  • Education or Training. 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.
  • English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants 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: None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-4: One year of specialized experience as a nursing assistant or experience in another medical field (LPN, 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 of 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: 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 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

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 Vocation 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 assistants by assisting with 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.

BLS Certification issued by the American Heart Association is required.

Preferred Experience: Certification as a Nursing Assistant preferred, but is not required.

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.

References: Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46.None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume
AND
VA Application 10-2850c-(Application for Associated Health Occupations)

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

VA Application 10-2850c is required to be considered for this position. Please complete form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions item # 15B and/or item # 28 through # 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes". Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration. http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status, For part-time (include hours worked per week)

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

*DD-214 - If claiming Veteran's Preference
*Other Veterans Document - VA Rating Letter
*SF-50 - If current Federal Employee
*Cover Letter - Optional
*OF-306 - Optional
*SF-15 - Optional
*Transcript - optional

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.

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