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Nursing Assistant (5DT)


  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking an intermittent/PRN Nursing Assistant (NA) for Nursing Service in 5D Telemerty (5DT).

    Work Schedule: Intermittent/PRN; rotating shift.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will perform assignments required of a Nursing Assistant in the Medical-Surgical area, and will uphold the standards of care as outlined by Medical Center and Nursing Service policies and procedures. The nursing care activities listed below are not all inclusive of the tasks performed at this level.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Provides complete personal hygiene care including bowel and bladder needs.
    • Promotes physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self-care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing and oral care, eating, dressing and undressing, and bladder and bowel training.
    • Applies comfort, protective and supportive devices such as scrotal supports, binders, slings, stockings, safety belts, side-rails, pillows, and restraints.
    • Takes, records and reports vital signs, weights, neurological checks, and circulatory checks.
    • Applies external urinary devices. Collects specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Cares for drainage apparatus. Accurately measures and records intake and output.
    • Performs blood glucose monitoring and records results.
    • Assists the physician and/or nurse with diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as physical examination, lumbar puncture, and minor surgical procedures, by assembling and arranging equipment and positioning patients.
    • Sets up and gives treatments such as for oxygen therapy, postural drainage, and aquathermia therapy, and oral suctioning.
    • Adheres to basic principles of asepsis, universal precautions and isolation techniques to provide a safe environment for patients and employees.
    • Orders and operates special equipment such as special beds, suction equipment, and overhead trapeze bars.
    • Performs tasks requiring basic aseptic technique such as, sterile dressing changes.
    • Records in the patient's medical record observations and nursing care procedures which he/she performs.
    • Participates in the admission, discharge, and transfer of patients.
    • Cares for patients who require close observation (eg., patients in leather restraints). Adapts nursing care to meet patient's physical and emotional needs. Promptly reports changes in patient's condition to the team leader. Documents care given.
    • Initiates and/or assists with emergency measures, including maintaining airway, CPR, and protecting patients having seizures.
    • Responds and assists in the management of the patient who loses control of behavior and becomes harmful to himself and others by applying physical restraint or other measures as directed by the professional nurse and/or physician.
    • Performs postmortem care.
    • Prepares and escorts patients to and from appointments.
    • Communicates effectively with patients, families and nursing team member.


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

  • Job family (Series)
    0621 Nursing Assistant

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

    Qualifications
    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    • Citizen of the United States.
    • 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 as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407 (d). No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. Chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity who is not proficient in written and spoken English.

    Grade Determinations:

    Experience/Education Requirements at GS-5: Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. Specialized experience is defined as: Providing complete personal hygiene care needs. Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients. Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed.
    OR
    Education: Applicant must have completed 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.(TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED).

    References: VA Handbook 5005/81 Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05.

    Physical Requirements: Work requires walking, standing, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, turning, and at times carrying heavy loads. Must be able to utilize good body mechanics and have stamina to withstand stress.

    Education
    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 .

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

    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 .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • VA Form 10-2850c
    • Resume


    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search . (Required at time of applicaton)

    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
    • OF-306
    • VA Form 10-2850c
    • 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 .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    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 04/16/2018 to receive consideration.
  • 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.

    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.

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    Agency contact information Mary Avila

    Phone
    (505) 265-1711 X2037
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Raymond G Murphy Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    1501 San Pedro Drive, Southeast
    Albuquerque, NM
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the U SAJobs Help Center .

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495580200 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted
04/12/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US