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Job Details

Nursing Assistant

Company name
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Salary
27030.00

Location
Reno, NV, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Healthcare, Nursing

Posted on
May 09,2019

Valid Through
Aug 22,2019

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The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) Nursing Assistant communicates with and observes patients during escorting procedures and ensures patient safety. Provides nursing care to chronically and/or acutely ill patients under the minimal direction of the Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and/or the physician.,educationRequirements:IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.,employmentType:OTHER,hiringOrganization:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Reno,addressRegion:NV }}],responsibilities:Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Positioning, turning, holding, ambulating and transferring patients into and out of beds, into and out of wheelchairs, on and off gurneys, on and off bed scales and into and out of vehicles as assigned.
* Recording and reporting to the supervisor deviations in vital signs.
* Collecting specimens.
* Assisting the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumbar punctures and bone marrow examinations.
* Performs a variety of personal nursing care which includes feeding, bathing, lifting, turning, oral care, nail care, hair care, and related personal hygiene duties.
* Applies and removes simple non-sterile dressings and bandages, slings, ace bandages and elastic stockings.
* Performs oral and nasopharyngeal suctioning.
* Assists the Registered Nurse in monitoring intravenous therapy.

Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours per week, shift work, weekends, days, evenings, nights and holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required,qualifications:To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/29/2019.
Basic Requirements:

\tUnited States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
\tEducation or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant 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.
\tEnglish 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.

Grade Determinations:
GS-3 Nursing Assistant (Entry Level). Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-4 Nursing Assistant.
Experience. 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 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). 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-5 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance Level)
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 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 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 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.

Preferred Experience: BLS Certification required.

References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualifications Standard, GS-621

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-03 to GS-05.

Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive period of standing, sitting and walking. Working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching and similar activities. The employee provides physical restraints for confused or combative patients as necessary. The nursing assistant must be physically able to lift to meet the physical standards of the position as evaluated by Employee Health.

Company info

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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