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Job Title:Nursing Assistant

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:MP-13-THI-790270

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$27,990.00 to $40,706.00 / Fee Basis


Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Tuesday, December 04, 2012




Intermittent - Intermittent


4 vacancies in the following location:
Prescott, AZ United StatesView Map


United States Citizens. NAVAHCS employees will receive first consideration.


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 790270 (Include # on all documents)

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment medical examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


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This is a reannouncement for MP-12-THI-749581.  Applicants whom applied for this position must re-apply for consideration.


The Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Prescott, Arizona is recruiting for four intermittent Nursing Assistants to cover various shifts and specialties.  The Nursing Assistant provides basic nursing care to patients. Performs basic personal nursing care which includes feeding, bathing, lifting, oral hygiene, fingernail care, hair care, and other related personal hygiene duties (i.e. peri and foley care and linen changes). Performs a variety of diagnostic support duties such as taking and recording temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressures, and reports any deviation from normal to the registered nurse.  Weighs and measures patients. Measures and records oral intake and output. Performs basic standardized procedures, such as applying hot and cold packs, applying dressings and bandages (arm slings, abdominal bandages), applying external catheters, caring for patients on infection precautions, applying salves, ointments and powders as directed, setting up and assisting in giving treatments, observing intravenous solutions and notifying RN when fluids are running low. Participates in rehabilitation programs such as ambulation and passive and active exercises. Administers CPR and Abdominal Thrust (choke procedure) in emergency situations. Documents observations, treatments, procedures and patient teaching using the SBAR format. Instructs patient in daily living activities such as shaving, showering, and other related personal hygiene activities. Reinforces instructions given by the registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Reinforces rehabilitation program instructions such as transfer, ambulation, crutch walking and other exercise. Participates in accident and fire prevention programs. Uses proper body mechanics at all times. Escorts patients to appointments. 


Tour of duty:  Dependent on the needs of the facility.


Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.



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You must have specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform.  Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.


GS-04 - Six months general and six months specialized experience or 2 years of education above high school with courses related to the occupation.

GS-05 - One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level or a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, if required.


To qualify based on education, submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.  Application materials will not be returned.  Submit proof of your education with a transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking.  We will be unable to return these to you.  You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when n you apply.


Certified Nursing Assistants Preferred.  A certification, licensure, or registration credentials in Certified Nursing Assistants License is preferred for this position. In some cases, these may be substituted for experience and education.


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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***


When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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As this is an intermittent position, there are no benefits applicable to this position.


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide  ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 790270.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 04, 2012.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. CV or Resume.

2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (available at (required).

3. Occupational Questionnaire.

4. Transcripts - If qualifying based on education, a copy of your transcripts - Transcripts of all college courses are required for the position. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (; which will be verified by Human Resources.

5. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (available at This is a required form and must be submitted prior to appointment if you are selected for this position.

6. DD214 - If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at

7. SF50 - If currently employed in the VA system, include your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (required).


NOTE:  Over 50% of applicants for our positions are disqualified because they fail to submit a complete application package.  Please ensure that all required forms, if applicable, are submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.


Peter Lamb
Phone: (928)445-4860x6297
Agency Information:
VHA Northern Arizona HCS Prescott
500 N Highway 89
Human Resources Department
Prescott, AZ


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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