Nursing Assistant (Community Living Center B-Bonham) Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bonham, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 717833300
The Organizational Location of the Position is: This position is location in Nursing Service (Patient Care Services) within VANTHCS. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Basic Requirements - Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing 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 (Transcript/documentation of course/study is REQUIRED) English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Grade Determinations: GS-03 Entry Level - Experience and Education. None Beyond the basic requirements. GS-04 Intermediate or developmental level - Experience. One year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant 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 two 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) GS-05 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; 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): GS-03 None beyond the basic requirements GS-04 1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents. 2. Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. 3. 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. 4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. GS-05 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 Nursing Assistants 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. Preferred Experience: Direct Patient Care Experience Long-Term Care Experience Acute Care Experience References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualifications Standard GS-0621, dated March 12, 2015. 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-03 to GS-05. Physical Requirements: Lifting up to 35 lbs for 8-12 hours, intermittently, moderate carrying (15-35 lbs) for 8 to 12 hours, intermittently, lifting over 35 lbs with assistive devices in accordance with the Safe Patient Handling Policy except in emergent situations requiring prompt patient care, pulling for 8 to 12 hrs, intermittently, pushing for 8-12 hrs, intermittently, reaching above the shoulders for 8-12 hrs, intermittently, both hands required, walking 8-12 hrs, intermittently, standing 8-12 hours intermittently, kneeling 8 to 12 hrs, intermittently, repeated bending for 8- 12 hrs, intermittently, climbing and use of both legs and arms for 8-12 hrs, intermittently, both legs required, near vision at 13 to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing aid permitted, twisting, simply grasp and fine manipulation ["Major Duties: All duties performed will be completed under close supervision with appropriate training and competencies for assigned task: 1. Will appropriately utilize glucose monitoring machine to collect and document appropriate glucose readings for assigned veteran. 2. Maintains positive therapeutic relationships by displaying respect for human dignity with patient, families and/or significant others utilizing learned communication skills. 3. Begins to utilize observation skills for data collection, reporting and recording patient/resident observations. 4. Performs aspects of nursing care to meet patient's needs for the following: Personal hygiene, physical comfort, activity, exercise, rest, nutrition, elimination, prevent of skin breakdown, and rehabilitative aspects of care 5. Engaging in-group activities such as off-station trips, reality orientation, current events and other therapeutic groups. 6. Utilizing principles of proper body mechanics while caring for patients. 7. Reports patient observations to the RN and or other members of the treatment team. 8. Sets up patient care related equipment. 9. Organizes and obtains routine supplies and equipment. 10.Assist with orienting patient/family to unit routines and policies. 11.Works as cooperative, courteous member of the interdisciplinary team. 12.Safeguarding the patient's right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of confidential nature. 13.Uses proper safety practices. 14.Utilizes equipment and supplies according to procedures 15.Utilizes principles of proper body mechanics and follows procedures for use of patient care equipment to prevent injury to self or others in all settings such as utilization of lifting equipment. Work Schedule: Full-Time, 12 hours including Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends and Holidays: 5:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. - Midnight; May be required to work other shifts, be on call, work weekends and/or holidays as patient care and needs of the service require. Should operational needs dictate, candidates must be willing to work within other units (including community based outpatient clinics, for example) to assist and support continuation of the provision of care. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a Highly Qualified Individual."]
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