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Job Title: Nursing Assistant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Manchester, NH
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 06/19/2019
Expire Date: 07/19/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical
Job Description
Nursing Assistant
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: Long-term care experience preferred Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. For GS-5 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance Level):
(a) 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,
(b) 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
(c) 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.
(d) Assignment. This is the full performance level for NAs. NAs at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub acute or chronic states of illness. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. NAs at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role. References: VA Handbook 5005/81 Part II Appendix G46 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected is GS 5. Physical Requirements: Majority of work is performed in an office setting. The work involves periods of moving about the unit and occasional transport of patients to other departments/areas such as radiology, phlebotomy/EKG areas. Work requires regular and recurring movement about the unit to different exam rooms to screen patient pre and post outpatient appointments. The work also requires moving and transporting of office supplies such as tablets, medical equipment, and paper products. The incumbent may be occasionally be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or procedures.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/534196100?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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