The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Nursing Assistant MH – Inpatient in Phoenix, Arizona Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Nursing Assistant MH – Inpatient – Phoenix, Arizona
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 233716Start Date: 03/24/2020End Date: 04/07/2020
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification / licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Chapter 3, Section A Paragraph g of Handbook 5005/71 Part II.) Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to Nursing Assistant (NA) occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized occupation -related course of study of less than one year which resulted in attaining certification as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3 Certification: Certification as a NA by a State is not a basic requirement for all grade levels. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 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. United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Preferred Experience: – 1-2 years of recent experience in any of the following areas: medical-surgical care, rehabilitation and restorative care, or hospice care OR – One year above high school with courses related to Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized occupation -related course of study of less than one year which resulted in attaining certification as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3
– Basic knowledge of care for the geriatric population to include patient positioning, and patient transfers- Ability to easily establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships and communication with physicians, staff, patients, and their significant others- Basic computer knowledge and skills
– Documented educational or training program Grade Determinations: Knowledge of Current Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the current practice. Quality of Experience. To be creditable, NA experience must be documented on the application or resume and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means. Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a NA is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time work week. (i.e. 20 hours a week for one year will equate to 6 months of creditable experience.) Grade Determination: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met. Experience: One year of specialized experience as a NA or experience in another medical field (LPN, Health Tech, 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 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) ???????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 physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to a supervisor in a timely manner. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scanners, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine specimen collection, etc. ???????Ability to communicate effectively with patients/resident, their families and other health professionals. References: VA Handbook 5005/71, Part II, Appendix G46, Certified Nursing Assistants. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. Physical Requirements: The NA must be able to lift (30 lbs or more); twisting and /or bending, standing and/or walking almost constantly during the course of the day to provide patient care
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