Nursing Assistant working Restorative Care program provides restorative care based on the Community Living Centers (CLC) Restorative Care program. Restorative Care refers to nursing interventions that promote the residents ability to adapt and adjust to living as independently and safely as possible. This concept actively focuses on achieving and maintaining optimal physical, mental, and psychosocial functioning. 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-03. English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: GS-05 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance Level):Experience. One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-04 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs listed 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: 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. Preferred Experience: None Provided References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46, dated March 12, 2012 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying ((15-44 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (up to 4 hours), standing (up to 4 hours), repeated bending (up to 4 hours), both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid may be permitted). ["**If you are a current, permanent VA employee or Federal employee from another agency, you should apply to CBST-11515167-22-TB** Duties: (Include but not limited to the following)\n- Performs care according to the CLC Restorative Care Program: bowel and bladder retraining, bed mobility, ambulation and transfers, activities of daily living, amputation and prosthetic care, range of motion, splint and brace care, and restorative dining.\n- Carries out the restorative care according to the plan of care for the resident.\n- Uses interventions that assist or promote the residents ability to attain his or her maximum functional potential.\n- Performs active and passive range of motion.\n- Splint or Brace Assistance\n- Provides assistance where care partners provide verbal and physical guidance and direction that teaches the resident how to apply.\n- Identifies and performs proper transfer procedures using appropriate techniques, body mechanics, and equipment.\n- Records accurate data related to Restorative Care activities in CPRS.\n- Documents resident's responses to interventions in the medical record as indicated.\n- Communicates with nursing care partners regarding resident's status and restorative care requirements. -\n- Educates resident on his/her restorative care program.\n- Delivers restorative care in a safe manner as outlined in the Restorative Care Program.\n- Maintains positive, supportive relationships with residents.\n- Demonstrates knowledge of geriatric care to participate in a restorative/rehabilitative plan of care.\n- Develops and conducts small group activities on the unit for residents in order to engage the resident in a meaningful way throughout the day and to promote social interaction.\n- Participates in team conferences for planning resident care and health teaching, contributes to the plan of care, and documents information in resident's medical record following stated guidelines in nursing service policies and procedures.\n- Understands the residents condition and medical treatment in order to be able to observe and report significant changes that require action by the nurse or physician.\n- Makes visual observations of changes in resident's physical or emotional condition and keeps the team informed.\n- Incumbent must have the ability to adapt basic nursing measures to meet physical, social, emotional, and rehabilitative needs of the older resident. He/she is expected to be innovative in approaches to work-planning organization and care delivery.\n- Maintains a therapeutic physical and emotional environment by assuring proper ventilation and promotion a quiet, calm, supportive atmosphere and relationships assists resident with rehabilitation to include range of motion activities, ambulating, positioning, etc., performs preventative as well as basic teaching to assist and motivate the resident to achieve maximum independence in activities of daily living.\n- Works with treatment team using one to one, or group discussion and/or therapy to explore resident behavior and feelings for the purpose of establishing acceptable approaches to daily living in group setting, reinforcing resident strength and personal identity through planned per group activity.\n- Provides restorative care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional and chronological maturation need of the adult and/or geriatric resident. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 520-00349-FS\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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