Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 887690

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.  

The Marion VA Medical Center is currently seeking Nursing Assistants to join the Nursing Service. 

Tour of Duty: Various and Rotating.

Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-4 to GS-5 .

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Reasonable Accommodations: The Marion VA Medical Center may provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants and employees with permanent disabilities and allow them to fully participate in the application process, perform essential job functions, and enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and VA policies, unless to do so would cause undue hardship to the department.

Travel and Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses not authorized for this position.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: First area of consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Marion, IL employees.

NOTE: Preferred Qualifications have been placed in the qualifications section of this announcement and questionnaire. Please be sure your application/resume and supporting documentation clearly reflect your expertise related to the preferred qualifications, if applicable.

More than one vacancy may be filled from this announcement.


The Marion VA Medical Center is currently seeking Nursing Assistants to join the Nursing Service.

The Nursing Assistant is an active participant in the nursing team. The individual is expected to assist other nursing staff in providing a wide range of care which includes but is not limited to:  providing personal care; transporting patients; measuring, recording and reporting vital signs; obtaining supplies and equipment, establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship; applying and removing simple dressings and bandages;  performing non-invasive procedures/tests (i.e. glucometer); providing patient education; maintaining safe and sanitary environment; and assisting with admission and discharge of patients.

Work Schedule: Various and rotating shifts.

This position is located in Nursing Service (Medicine/Surgery).