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Nursing Assistant

Company: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Location: Huntington
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Job Description:

Nursing Assistant duties include and are not limited to: Institutes emergency measures, initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary. Performs a range of treatment procedures that include direct patient care, carrying out isolation procedures, oral care and suctioning, breathing exercises, setting up auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and administering post mortem care. Observes acute and subtle changes in patient's condition, reports findings to the RN based on an understanding of the therapeutic regime and documents observations and care provided in the patient's clinical record. Observe intravenous fluids for continuation of flow and report observations to the appropriate Nurse. Transports or escorts in-patients throughout the Medical Center, to include to tests, procedures, pharmacy, etc. Also assists with transport of the body after death. Cleans wheelchairs after each use with sanitizing-wipe. Assists patient in and out of wheelchairs, on and off beds or stretchers- transferring and moving patients as needed, using appropriate equipment when indicated. Sit with and observe patients in 1:1 Observation status or safety rooms. Transport laboratory specimens, pick up and/or deliver supplies, equipment, discharge medications as directed. Complete environmental rounds and perform nurses station and break room cleanings as assigned. Answers call lights, assists patients and nursing staff as needed. Measures and records temperature, Blood pressure, height, weight, oxygen saturation, respiration rate, pulse, intake and output. Removes and cleans selected equipment from the room at discharge. All other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm, 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. Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the [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: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Grade Determinations: GS-3 Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements. GS-4 Experience. One year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant 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; AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). 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. GS-5 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 (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; AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). 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 Nursing Assistants 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: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. 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: In addition to regular and reoccurring bending, lifting, stooping, walking, stretching, standing, lifting and repositioning patients as well as pushing wheelchairs, stretchers or other similar activities. The work may require assignment to all shifts of duty to provide twenty-four (24) hour coverage, seven (7) days a week. None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume 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 Other Other Veterans Document 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 .

Keywords: Department Of Veterans Affairs, Huntington , Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Huntington, West Virginia

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