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Job Title: Nursing Assistant- Acute Care
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bay Pines, FL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/08/2018
Expire Date: 10/07/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Personal Care and Service, Transportation, Counseling, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Nursing Assistant- Acute Care

The Nursing assistant (CNA) demonstrates compassionate care while assisting multi-disciplinary providers and licensed nursing staff in our acute care wards within the medical center.

The Nursing assistant role involves personal care duties such as bathing, dressing, shaving and feeding patients, as well as oral care and other personal hygiene activities. The Nursing assistant also assists patients ambulating in and out of bed which may require the use of lifting equipment and /or assist devices.

Nursing assistants will also provide assistance with ambulation and transportation of patients throughout the various clinical areas within the facility. In all work environments, nursing assistants are expected to answer patients' calls for help, take vital signs, weights and monitor patients for changes in their condition either behavioral and /or physical. All nursing assistants work under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse to whom they are responsible for reporting any issues or changes involving the patient and/or his/her care.

As a valued member of the nursing team, The Nursing assistant is expected to assist in the maintenance of the environment of care by performing duties such as the stocking/ restocking of the patient care area including storerooms, cleaning patient rooms, changing laundry hampers and assisting with minor medical procedures.

Additionally, the Nursing assistant will provide point of care testing including finger stick glucose, diabetic food checks and EKGs. The nursing assistant may apply protective and supportive devices; set up and give treatments. The CNA records in the medical record vital signs, weights I&Os, blood sugars, observations and patient behaviors; may insert straight or indwelling catheters. The incumbent will report and record in the medical record the patient's condition, observations, care and treatment given. He/she may apply complicated sterile and non-sterile dressings and provide other wound care as needed.


Work Schedule: All Tours
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English language proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education or Training. One year about 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-03.

Grade Determinations:

GS-3 (Entry Level):
Experience and Education: None beyond the Basic Requirements. Individuals assigned as GS-3 Nursing Assistants are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.

GS-04:
In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-4 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant 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
Education:
Successful completion of two (2) years of education 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 Nursing Assistant position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
AND
In addition to the experience or education above, at the GS-4 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below:Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
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.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.

GS-05 (Full Performance Level):
In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-4) which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the Nursing Assistant specific assignment.
OR
Education: Successful completion of four (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. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
AND
In addition to the experience or education above, at the GS-5 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below: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.
Ability to communicate in person with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new Nursing Assistants by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.
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.

References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46 Nursing Assistant, dated March 12, 2015. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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-03 to GS-05.

Physical Requirements: In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). Nursing Assistant Funcational Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling moderate; Pushing moderate; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking; Standing; Kneeling; Repeated bending; Climbling, legs only; Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Other, Emotional stability ability to hear whispered voice; Slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working with hands in water; working closely with others; Protracted or irregular hours of work.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


Resume (Required)
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their most recent/latest SF-50 reflecting current grade/step and salary. If qualifying based on a previous grade held, you must include an SF-50 reflecting the qualifying grade, in addition to your most recent SF-50 showing your grade/step. (Required)
NOTE: An award or incentive SF-50 is not acceptable.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • 10-2850c
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
English language proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education or Training. One year about 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-03.

Grade Determinations:

GS-3 (Entry Level):
Experience and Education: None beyond the Basic Requirements. Individuals assigned as GS-3 Nursing Assistants are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.

GS-04:
In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-4 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant 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
Education:
Successful completion of two (2) years of education 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 Nursing Assistant position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
AND
In addition to the experience or education above, at the GS-4 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below:Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
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.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.

GS-05 (Full Performance Level):
In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:

Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-4) which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the Nursing Assistant specific assignment.
OR
Education: Successful completion of four (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. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
AND
In addition to the experience or education above, at the GS-5 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below: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.
Ability to communicate in person with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new Nursing Assistants by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.
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.

References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46 Nursing Assistant, dated March 12, 2015. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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-03 to GS-05.

Physical Requirements: In accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). Nursing Assistant Funcational Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling moderate; Pushing moderate; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking; Standing; Kneeling; Repeated bending; Climbling, legs only; Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Other, Emotional stability ability to hear whispered voice; Slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working with hands in water; working closely with others; Protracted or irregular hours of work.
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