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Nursing Assistant E2 – Mountain Home, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 97430Start Date: 05/16/2019End Date: 05/30/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/30/2019.
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: Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.Preferred Experience: N/A Specialized Experience: Specialized experience includes: nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aid, performing duties such as (1) providing personal nursing care such as providing pre- and post-operative care, (2) support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus, (3) caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement, (4) assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.] Preferred Experience:
3-5 years of mental health experience
3 years of inpatient mental health experience
1 year of medical experience Grade Determinations:
GS-5 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance Level) Experience. One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level (One year of specialized experience as a [NA] 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 the basic and intermediate treatments) 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, 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. Specialized Experience. Qualifying specialized experience includes nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aide performing duties, such as: Providing personal nursing care such as providing pre- and post-operative care. Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus. Caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement. Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients. You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
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 Practical Nurse.
2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel.
3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G46 Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over); Straight pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, standing, repeated bending, both legs required (up to 8 hours); kneeling (2 to 3 hours), and hearing (aid permitted).
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