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Job Title:Nursing Assistant (Escort)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-552-13-867412

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$31,886.00 to $41,448.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, April 02, 2013 to Tuesday, April 23, 2013




Part Time 20 hours - Temporary NTE 1 (One) Year


2 vacancies in the following location:
Dayton, OH United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 867412 

Tour of Duty:  Ability to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift - also weekends and holidays if needed


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.  

Effective July 20, 2010, Nursing Assistants have been converted to Title 38 Hybrid Occupations. Until the Professional Standards Board (PSB) have been established, interim procedures will be followed in accordance with HRML 05-10-03.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. 

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


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The Nursing Assistant (Escort) position is assigned to Veteran Satisfaction Service at the Dayton VA Medical Center.  The incumbent provides anicillary assistance to the professional staff on the nursing units across the Care Lines and to the other diagnostic and treatment departments to assure the safe transfer/travel of patients between and to theses areas.  Functions appropriately and often independently especially when transporting patients from locations outside the Medical Center for appointments/treatment.  Has the skills to determine and provide the appropriate care/support needed by each patient transported.  Includes, but is not limited to, maintenance of oxygen delivery, proper care and positioning of all drainage tubes/catheters, etc. and proper positioning of the patient.  Knowledgeable about medical equipment and its' maintenance during transport and able to determine which mode of transport is appropriate for each patient.

Must be physically able to provide lift assistance with the support of lift equipment, have the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time while conducting transports.  Physically able to conduct transports in various types of weather when completing runs outside of the facility.  Have the ability to work with minimum supervision of Escort Supervisor on off tours. 


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•CITIZENSHIP - U.S. citizenship.  
•ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY - Nursing Assistants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)
•GRADE DETERMINATION - You must have a minimum of one year specialized experience at the GS-4 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-5 LEVEL:   Qualifying specialized experience 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 aide performing duties such as, providing personal nursing care - providing pre and post operative care; support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures- setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus; caring for mentally ill patients and assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities. 


SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-5 LEVEL:   To meet the required specialized experience for the GS-5 level, applicant may substitute a 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 positions.



a. Current state tested nursing assistant certification

b. Ability to Type 20-25 wpm and familiar with using computers specifically to include Microsoft Office (if applicable, please be sure your application materials show this)

c. Have familiarity with the operation and functioning of standard and Staxi wheelchairs, hospital beds, stretchers, and patient lift equipment. 




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.  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.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.    VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to receive consideration.

     1.To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
     2.Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. Also, be sure to review the Required Documents section below to ensure a complete packet.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (Required).

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 867412.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

  1. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items  
  2. Fax the completed 1203 FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will service as a cover page for your fax transmission.


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 (see above if faxing)
4.Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
5.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

(e)MAILED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please submit application materials online or by fax only.



LaQueta D. Barnes
Phone: (937)268-6511x1247
Agency Information:
Department of Veteran Affairs
4100 West Third Street
HRM Service
Dayton, OH


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.

**All Applicants will receive email notifications of their status throughout the application process.**



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