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Nursing Assistant- Community Living Center (CLC) – Saginaw, Michigan
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 122179Start Date: 07/15/2019End Date: 09/13/2019
Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States Citizenship: (Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.) Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant [NA] 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: [NAs] must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met. Grade Requirements: GS-05: 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. Specialized experience includes: The Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists higher graded [NAs], licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. 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 You must also demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. (KSA’s): Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume. GS-4 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 and 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 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. 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 on feet 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. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant, Job 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.
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