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Nursing Assistant (CLC)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Saginaw, MI
Date:
08/03/2018
2018-08-032018-09-16
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Job Details

Summary
Duties

The Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the health care team and provides skilled direct care to adult residents. These residents typically present with complex medical and psychiatric conditions and related functional and cognitive deficits. The deficits require that residents receive from partial to maximal assistance with activities of daily living. The incumbent applies basic skills to meet each resident's unique physical and psychological needs. The nursing assistant functions within his/her functional statement and under the supervision of Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses. Services are primarily provided to residents in need of restorative/rehabilitative or skilled care, pulmonary rehabilitation, acutely ill residents and those requiring respite and end of life care. The resident population consists of individuals with acute and chronic diseases of the neuromuscular system, chronic wounds, acute and chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart failure, hypertension,Status Post (S/P) Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), S/P treatment for carcinoma and those with cognitive and functional impairments including mobility deficits, incontinence, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) deficits, delirium, suicidally, alcohol intoxication and confusion. Nursing assistants attend and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.

Work schedule: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM or 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday, may rotate to evening or nights, may be required to work weekends)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (CLC)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$33,394
$43,414
Job Details
Application Open Date
8/1/2018

Application Close Date
8/20/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

      Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

      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.

      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.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

      The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

      The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.

      All employees are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program per VHA Directive 1192.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • 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.
      • Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the nurse 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.
      • English Language Proficiency: Nurse Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met.
      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met.

      GS-05:

      You may qualify based on your experience or education as described below:

      Experience: 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.

      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

      You will be rated on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) based on your application for this position. Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard.

      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-05 to GS-05.
  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • 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 08/20/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10265757

      • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      • Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      • NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

        tTo verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0621-Nursing Assistant
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: CBBV-10265757-18-CR

      The Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the health care team and provides skilled direct care to adult residents. These residents typically present with complex medical and psychiatric conditions and related functional and cognitive deficits. The deficits require that residents receive from partial to maximal assistance with activities of daily living. The incumbent applies basic skills to meet each resident's unique physical and psychological needs. The nursing assistant functions within his/her functional statement and under the supervision of Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses. Services are primarily provided to residents in need of restorative/rehabilitative or skilled care, pulmonary rehabilitation, acutely ill residents and those requiring respite and end of life care. The resident population consists of individuals with acute and chronic diseases of the neuromuscular system, chronic wounds, acute and chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart failure, hypertension,Status Post (S/P) Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), S/P treatment for carcinoma and those with cognitive and functional impairments including mobility deficits, incontinence, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) deficits, delirium, suicidally, alcohol intoxication and confusion. Nursing assistants attend and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.

      Work schedule: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM or 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Friday, may rotate to evening or nights, may be required to work weekends)
      Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
      Telework: Not Available
      Virtual: This not a virtual position.
      Functional Statement Title: Nursing Assistant (CLC)
      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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