QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-5
EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of full-time1 specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant in Med/Surg.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: This experience must be close to the work of this job and has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of Nursing Assistant. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that includes non-professional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aid performing duties such as:
- Providing personal nursing care such as providing pre- and post-operative care.
- Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
- Caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement.
- Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
EDUCATION: To qualify based on education2 you must have successfully completed Four (4) year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation. This education must have been obtained in an accredited community college, junior college, college, or university in practical nursing or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for a psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technician.
Combination3 of Education and Specialized Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
1A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
2A transcript must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
3To calculate the combination of education and experience, determine the amount of experience you have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the amount of education you have as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Add the two percentages; the total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the grade level.
Example: the position to be filled is an Editorial Assistant, GS-5. The applicant has 9 months of specialized experience and 75 semester hours of college (15 semester hours beyond the second year and the equivalent of 3 months of specialized experience. The applicant meets 75 percent of the required experience and 25 percent of the required education. The applicant meets 100% of the requirement for one year of specialized experience and is qualified for the position.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidate must successfully pass medical exam.
CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software and fax transmissions
Applicants must submit all required documentation as requested by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.