Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration NURSING ASSISTANT in Dearborn County, Indiana
The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is recruiting for two Nursing Assistants (NA) to work within Primary Care Service. Tour of Duty: 0730-1600 or 0800-1630 Monday thru Friday
- One NA who will float between 3 locations (Florence CBOC, Bellevue CBOC and Dearborn CBOC).
- One NA to work at the Dearborn CBOC. Learn more about this agency
The Nursing Assistant (NA) formulates work schedule based on prioritization of the unit needs and assumes responsibility for peer education, orientation, and mentorship. This position supports the community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC's) associated with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center (CVAMC). The incumbent is primarily responsible for supporting the clinical staff with phlebotomy, EKG, oximetry, and other health care and diagnostic procedures. He/she will maintain controls in equipment and instruments necessary to support these activities. Good communication skills are a requirement, as the position requires interaction with several providers and a variety of patients needing these health care procedures.
Duties for this position may include but are not limited to:
- Receives/Interprets Requests for Procedures
- Sets Up Equipment, Determines Technical Factors, and Sets Controls
- Schedules procedures, coordinating with other services. Orders and maintains supplies for the unit to include specialized supplies pertaining to instruments used in the unit.
- Operates Equipment and Assists with/or Performs Diagnostic Procedures
- Positions Patients for Procedures - Secures the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedures. Explains procedures, position patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate.
- Teaches Patients Proper Health Care Practices.
- Performs Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
- Prepares and assists in the preparation and cleanup of the procedure room.
- Assists with diagnostic tests such as biopsies. Works with patients using a variety of treatment procedures. Notifies appropriate staff of test/procedure results and ensures they are made part of the medical record.
- Maintains Control Records and Documents Test Results
- Responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment.
- Educational Activities - Completes all annual mandatory training within appropriate timelines. Completes annual competencies and verbalizes learning needs when necessary. Completes skills checklist during orientation. Maintains currency in practice by attending designated in-services.
- Starts assignments promptly and works steadily in an organized manner.
- As well as other assigned duties
Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (NA) GS 3-5. Fi*nancial Disclosure Report:* Not required.
- #### Job family (Series)
0621 Nursing Assistant
- Assistants, Medical
- Assistants, Nursing
- Assistants, Psychiatric Technician
- Medical Assistants
- Nursing Assistants
Psychiatric Technician Assistants
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- You may be required to serve a probationary period.
- Subject to a background/security investigation.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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: Must be a United States Citizen.
Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the CNA occupation or 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.
### Grade Determinations:
GS-03 (Entry Level) - Nothing beyond the Basic Requirements.
GS-04 Experience - One year of specialized experience as a CNA 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 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;
In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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-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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph 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;
In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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 CNAs 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.
References: Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS 3 to GS 5.
Physical Requirements:The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application or proof that you have completed an intensive Nursing Assistant training program.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE:The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-5. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy
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Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
- SF 50 -Federal employees must upload their most current SF 50 as proof of eligibility.
- VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf - Information must be current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be considered ineligible. Please complete the form in its entirety. If you answer "YES"to questions item # 15B and/or item # 28 through # 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes".Information must current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration.
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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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- How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/02/2019 to receive consideration.
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NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
Agency contact information
Cincinnati VA Medical Center 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45220 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530564300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/12/2019 to 05/02/2019
Pay scale & grade: GS 00
Salary: $28,091 to $45,863 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time