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Nursing Assistant - Rehabilitation & Restorative Care - CLC 3

VA Medical Center


Location:
Des Moines, IA
Date:
05/10/2018
2018-05-102018-06-09
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Job Details


Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The VA Central Iowa Health Care System provides a full continuum of care between the Des Moines campus and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) and is one of the Medical Centers that make up the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23). Employee selected may be expected to perform duties at other duty sites within VA Central Iowa Health Care System based on the needs of the organization.




Duties

Community Living Center (CLC) Certified Nursing Assistant
The Central Iowa Health Care System is recruiting for a Certified Nursing Assistant position on the Community Living Center (CLC-3) Rehab/Restorative Care Unit. This position requires a professional individual with a broad-based clinical knowledge that enables him/her to effectively provide care to a veteran population with widely diverse conditions/diagnoses.

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Assisting medical personnel in the care or treatment of residents with diverse conditions/diagnoses.
  • Preparing, ambulating, transporting, and positioning residents with use of equipment.
  • Providing a variety of personal care including but not limited to bathing, shaving, feeding, incontinence care, trimming nails, range of motion, and ambulation of residents.
  • Performing a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the resident.
  • Recognizes and reports obvious changes in resident condition.
  • Delivers care to residents in a respectful, non-judgmental manner.
  • Maintains resident privacy/confidentiality and residents rights to privacy/confidentiality.
  • Accurately documents resident information on flow sheets and Computerized Patient Records System (CPRS).
  • Provides resident information to the accountable RN for inclusion in the resident's plan of care.
  • Completes assignments, reports to the accountable RN when assignment has been completed, or when unable to complete activities.
  • Able to adjust to assignment changes.
Work Schedule: Days with off shift rotation, 8hr shifts. All tours will rotate weekends and holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required







graph of estimated pay ranges
$26,587

$43,414





Job Details



Application Open Date

5/2/2018



Application Close Date

5/15/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

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  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • 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 [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.
      • Physical Requirements: Listed in another section of the 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.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Flexibility in schedule and assignments for a 24/7 facility
      • Certification
      • 1-2 years of experience
      • Cooperative team member
      • Self-motivated/self-directed
      • Rehab/Restorative Care Experience

      Grade Determinations:
      GS-3 NA (Entry Level)
      • Experience and Education: None beyond the basic requirements.
      • Assignment: Individuals assigned as GS-3 NAs are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.
      GS-4 NA
      • 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). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
      • Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
      • Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
      • 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 NA (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 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:
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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, Part II, Appendix G46.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is a GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of a GS-3 to a GS-5.

      Physical Requirements: 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. Moderate lifting will be required up to 44 lbs. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials, and may be required to wear protective clothing in isolation situations. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations; able to shift priorities based on patient needs.




  • 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 05/15/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. 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.
      2. 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.

      To 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: CBAV-10202938- 18-LC




      Community Living Center (CLC) Certified Nursing Assistant
      The Central Iowa Health Care System is recruiting for a Certified Nursing Assistant position on the Community Living Center (CLC-3) Rehab/Restorative Care Unit. This position requires a professional individual with a broad-based clinical knowledge that enables him/her to effectively provide care to a veteran population with widely diverse conditions/diagnoses.

      Duties include but not limited to:
      • Assisting medical personnel in the care or treatment of residents with diverse conditions/diagnoses.
      • Preparing, ambulating, transporting, and positioning residents with use of equipment.
      • Providing a variety of personal care including but not limited to bathing, shaving, feeding, incontinence care, trimming nails, range of motion, and ambulation of residents.
      • Performing a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort and spirit of the resident.
      • Recognizes and reports obvious changes in resident condition.
      • Delivers care to residents in a respectful, non-judgmental manner.
      • Maintains resident privacy/confidentiality and residents rights to privacy/confidentiality.
      • Accurately documents resident information on flow sheets and Computerized Patient Records System (CPRS).
      • Provides resident information to the accountable RN for inclusion in the resident's plan of care.
      • Completes assignments, reports to the accountable RN when assignment has been completed, or when unable to complete activities.
      • Able to adjust to assignment changes.
      Work Schedule: Days with off shift rotation, 8hr shifts. All tours will rotate weekends and holidays.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required






Best Care / Best Careers

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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