Job Title:Nursing Assistant (94 A)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:AG-T38-13-006-BBo-821726
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, January 09, 2013 to
Thursday, January 31, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Waco, TX United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US Citizens and Status Candidates |
OUR MISSION: 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.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination if required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
DUTIES:Back to top
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 821726 (Please include on all documents)
Applications will ONLY be accepted online or by fax, 1-478-757-3144.
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is one of the largest integrated health care systems in the Department of Veterans Affairs and includes facilities in Temple, Waco, and Austin, TX. Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Brownwood, Cedar Park, Palestine, and Bryan-College Station. NO STATE TAXES!!!
IF PATIENT NEEDS ARISE, THE INCUMBENT OF THE ABOVE POSITION MAY BE REASSIGNED WITHIN THE CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
This is a bargaining position.
Tours of Duty: To be determined by service
The Nursing Assistant performs duties under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Provides patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, spiritual, chronological, recreational, and diversional needs of the adult (ages 17-59) or geriatric (ages 60+) patient. Has experience working with veterans with severe major depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophrenia. Demonstrates knowledge of the changes associated with aging and demonstrates the ability to provide care based upon age related factors as specified on competence assessment checklist. Performs personal care through education in addition to completing, encouraging, supervising, or assisting the patient in activities of daily living. Gives attention to details of care. Demonstrates the ability to interact with veterans, helping to decrease anxiety and increase coping skills. Collects and transports specimens as needed. Performs a wide range of treatments/procedures as directed for adult and geriatric patients who are medically, surgically, and/or psychiatrically ill. Observes monitors, communicates, and documents care given, reports status of patients and changes noted to the registered nurse. Recognizes emergency situations (i.e., codes, disasters, and fire and safety issues) and takes appropriate and immediate action. Can successfully perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver. Completes assignments in accordance with instructions and the patients treatment plan. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship.
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Qualifications are derived from the Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions (GS-621 series), available in Human Resources Management Service (HRMS). Must have at least one year specialized experience or a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, such as ability to perform suctioning, sterile urethral catheterizations and sterile dressing changes. Certification as a Nursing Assistant, preferred.
- IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office .
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 only 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. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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 interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
Veterans' preference does apply to Title 38 Hybrid positions; therefore, if you are a Veteran applying for veterans preference, you must submit evidence of eligibility, such as: a copy of your DD-214(s) (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference version dated December 2004), if applicable; and the proof requested on the form, such as a Civil Service Preference letter stating your percentage of disability, if applicable.
DD Form 214: Veterans can now request a copy of their DD-214 online at the following National Personnel Records Center website, http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html. This site also provides instructions and addresses for requesting service records, medical records, proof of military service, correcting records, and replacing medals or awards. Veterans may also request a copy of their DD-214 by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.