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Job Title: Nursing Assistant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Counseling, Medical
Job Description
Nursing Assistant

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide assistance with bathing and personal hygiene needs, shower or bed bath, shaving, nail care, toileting, and activities of daily living.
  • Drain catheter bags, sets up meal trays and assists with feeding, monitors and documents food/fluid intake and output, and turns and re-positions bedridden patients regularly to prevent skin breakdown.
  • Use appropriate safe patient handling equipment for patient turns, re-positioning and transfers to minimize risk of injury to patient and self.
  • Keep patient areas clean and tidy, removes excess clutter, and makes beds.
  • Answer the call light and do bedside rounding.
  • Room set up for admission, and breakdown for discharges.
  • Identify and report data relative to more complex patient situations including subtle changes in patients' behavior or condition, or variances related to neurological signs, vital signs, and other parameters.
  • Take direction and assist nurses in the care and treatment of the ill receiving medical, surgical, psychiatric, or outpatient treatment.
  • Observe and report to the professional nurse changes in patient vital signs, behavior, attitude, bodily complaints and appearance.
  • Provide nursing treatment for acutely ill patients whose needs require advance skill such as placing patient on cardiac monitor, taking EKG's.
  • Assist nurse in the performance of bedside diagnostic examinations and therapies by ensuring patient privacy, setting up with equipment and supplies and performing duties such as monitoring vital signs, preparing and position the patient, or by performing a variety of routine diagnostic tests.
  • Teach patient and family members the necessity to continue recommended therapeutic procedures for proper health care.
  • Provide specific health information based on patient's condition, e.g., acceptance of limited physical mobility, proper body mechanics, pre and postoperative breathing techniques, etc.
  • Refer inquiries as appropriate to professional nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team.
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM or 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM
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, written and spoken.
  • One year of education above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation.
Preferred Experience:
  • 1 year of hospital nursing assistant experience
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical terminology knowledge and experience
Grade Determinations:

GS-3 Nursing Assistant:
Experience- 6 months of experience as a Nursing Assistant or in another medical field;
OR
Education- 1 year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation;

GS-4 Nursing Assistant:
Experience- 1 year of experience as a Nursing Assistant or in another medical field;
OR
Education- 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;

GS-5 Nursing Assistant:
Experience- One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level;
OR
Education- 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.

References: VA Handbook 5005 - http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf. 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), straight pulling (1 hour), pushing (1-2 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (4-6 hours), repeated bending (2 hours), both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordinating simultaneously, 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, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability required.

None

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

  • 10-2850c
  • Resume


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. Required at time of application.

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
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850c
  • Disability Letter
  • 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, written and spoken.
  • One year of education above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation.
Preferred Experience:
  • 1 year of hospital nursing assistant experience
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical terminology knowledge and experience
Grade Determinations:

GS-3 Nursing Assistant:
Experience- 6 months of experience as a Nursing Assistant or in another medical field;
OR
Education- 1 year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation;

GS-4 Nursing Assistant:
Experience- 1 year of experience as a Nursing Assistant or in another medical field;
OR
Education- 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;

GS-5 Nursing Assistant:
Experience- One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level;
OR
Education- 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.

References: VA Handbook 5005 - http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf. 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: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), straight pulling (1 hour), pushing (1-2 hours), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (3 hours), standing (4-6 hours), repeated bending (2 hours), both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordinating simultaneously, 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, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability required.
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