Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is for a Nursing Assistant / Monitor Tech (NA/MT) on a fast-paced Medical Surgical Telemetry Unit. NA/MT is accountable to the Nurse Manager and works with other clinical staff in documenting patient care activities and treatments as prescribed in the plan of care. The applicant must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to a diverse Veteran population. We are looking for motivated and energetic staff to join our team.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Applicant must be able to manage a computerized documentation system.</li> <li>Applicant must possess independent the ability to function as a team player and collaboratively with various members of the interdisciplinary team.</li> <li>Demonstrated and well developed written and verbal communication skills.</li> <li>Demonstrated commitment to professional development.</li> <li>Performs basic skills in taking temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, and oxygen saturation via pulse oximetry, height, weight, and oral suctioning.</li> <li>Recognizes emergency situations, initiates appropriate actions according to policy and procedure, demonstrating a knowledge of and skill in initiating CPR.</li> <li>Greets and receives patients, visitors, and the public in a courteous, respectful and friendly manner.</li> <li>Accepts direction, supervision, and evaluation in performance of duties and functions to contribute to a cohesive working environment and completes work based on patients' conditions, carrying out essential activities proficiently within deadline.</li> <li>Promotes a sense of self-worth and dignity with patients. Treats patients with respect and encourages them to take an interest in the welfare of their peers. Motivates family members to become actively involved in the patient treatment process.</li> <li>Performs and documents patient care activities and treatments in the prescribed plan of care, demonstrating knowledge of anatomy and physiology, aseptic principles, disease processes, and ski" in application principle</li> <li>Collects data for quality monitoring projects. Directs patients to their units, checks for contraband and inventories and stores patient belongings.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Work Schedules: </strong>Full Time; Days and Nights<br /> <strong>Tours of Duty:</strong> 7:00 am to 7:30 pm & 7:00 pm to 7:30 am<br /> <strong>Fi</strong><strong>nancial Disclosure Report:</strong> Not required <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 5 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job</li> <li>Designated and/or random drug testing may be required</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959</li> <li>You may be required to serve a probationary period</li> <li>Subject to a background/security investigation</li> <li>Must be proficient in written and spoken English</li> <li>Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/01/2019.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements</strong>: <ul> <b>United States Citizenship:</b> Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.</li> <b>Education/Training:</b> Completed 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 assist may also meet in full the experience requirements for a GS-03.</li> <b>Language Proficiency</b>: Nursing assistants must be proficient in both the spoken and written English language.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Preferred Experience:</strong> <ul> <li>Current BLS from the American Heart Association</li> <li>Current ACLS from the American Heart Association</li> <li>Demonstrated Commitment to professional development</li> <li>EKG Rhythm Interpretation and Cardiac Monitoring Course</li> <li>Medical Surgical Telemetry experience</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Grade Determinations</strong>: <ul> <b>GS-3</b>:</li> <li>None beyond the basic requirements.</li> <b>GS-4:</b></li> <li>One year of specialized experience as a nursing assistant or experience in another medical field (LPN, 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.</li> <b>OR</b></li> <b>Education. </b>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; <b>and </b></li> <li>Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>2. Ability to observe patients/residents or resident's physical or emotional status of refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.</li> </ul> </li> <b>GS-5:</b></li> <li>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 KSA's below.</li> <b>OR</b></li> <b>Education</b>. 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 <ul> <li>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 Vocation Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.</li> <li>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 coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <br /> <strong>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.</strong><br /><br /><strong>References:</strong><br /> Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Requirements: </strong><br /> The work involves long periods of moving about the unit, to include performing safety rounds at designated intervals. Work requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning of patients and similar activities. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>IMPORTANT: </strong>A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.<br /><br /><strong>Note: </strong>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 . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.<br /><br />It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.<br /><br />This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong><br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> 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 recommend grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /><br /><ul><li>Resume</li></ul><br /> <strong>Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: </strong> <b><strong>Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) </strong></b></li> <b><strong>Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) </strong></b></li> <b><strong>Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) </strong></b></li> <b><strong>Series and Grade, if applicable, for all Federal positions you have held </strong></b></li> <br /> <b><strong>Please be aware that your answers will be verified against information provided on your resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. Recommended: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.</strong></b><br /><br />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 . <b>Not required at time of application. </b><br /><br />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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.<br /><br /><ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>DD-214/ Statement of Service</li><li>Diploma/ GED</li><li>Disability Letter (Schedule A)</li><li>Disability Letter (VA)</li><li>License</li><li>Other (1)</li><li>Professional Certification</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-15</li><li>SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action</li><li>Transcript</li></ul><br /> <b>If you are basing your qualifications on education (or a combination of education and experience) or if the position requires a college education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application.</b><br /><br /><strong>Veterans' Preference:</strong><br /> 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 . <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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