- Must be citizen of the United States
language proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English
Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience at the GS-4
grade level of Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include:
nonprofessional 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 aide, performing duties such as (1) providing personal
nursing cares such as providing pre- and post-operative care, (2) support
duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up
and operating special medical equipment and apparatus, (3) caring for mentally
ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their
behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement, (4) assisting surgeons
and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments,
maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
Substituting Education for Specialized Experience: Successfully completed a (4)
four year post high school degree program 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? (Copy of Unofficial
Combination of Education & Experience: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester
hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward
meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of
study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l
year of specialized experience. (Copy of Unofficial Transcript Required)
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Nursing
Assistant, 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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Interviews: Management may interview candidates for this position and use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process. If PBI is used, questions will be job-related, reasonably consistent and fair to all candidates. You can visit the following two web sites (1) http://www.va.gov/pbi (2) http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Staffing/PBI/PBI_Intr.htm to learn more about PBI, frequently asked questions and aids to prepare for an interview. Additionally, printed reference material is available at each Human Resources Office.
Applicants Responsibility: It is the applicant's responsibility to submit documentation to support his/her application for this position. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all experience, education, formal training, award recognition, etc. are documented in the application package. Experience may include voluntary or other non-paid experience in the appropriate field. If you feel that your training record contains information pertinent to your qualifications, then you must submit a printed copy of your training record with your application package. Your training record will become a part of the specific vacancy file and will not be filed in Official Personnel Folder.
This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. Request for copies, return of forms or transfer of consideration to another announcement will not be honored.
Physical Requirements: The work requires long periods of moving about the work unit. The work requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning patients, or similar activities.
Employees must meet qualification standards and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability or membership or non-membership in a labor union.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive an ineligible rating due to missing form(s). 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, and fax transmissions, etc.
Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.
Reasonable Accommodation: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAO's). All applicants should provide
clear, concise examples that show the level of accomplishment or degree to
which they possess the KSAO in their resume. Incomplete, vague or contradictory
information may affect the rating.
Please review carefully before making an online response
selection. Your application, resume and supporting documents will be used to
verify your response.
1. Knowledge of a body of standardized
rules and skill sufficient to perform procedures to carry out nursing care and
resolve recurring problems.
2. Knowledge of equipment
terminology, drug terminology and skill to identify and use equipment, drugs
and supplies properly, and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff
and family members.
3. Understanding of diseases and
illness and skill to teach patients and to impress upon patients and family
members the necessity to continue the procedures of proper health care.
4. Knowledge of standard medical
terminology and skill to provide and gather information in patient care/family
conference with nurses, doctors, patients and family members.