Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level OR successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation OR equivalent combinations of successfully completed related post-high school education (beyond the second year) and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Specialized Experience: 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 aid performing duties, such as:
- Providing personal nursing care such as providing pre- and post-operative care.
- Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
- Caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement.
- Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
Qualifying with a combination of education and experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements (TRANSCRIPT OR COURSE LISTING REQUIRED).
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
A transcript or course listing must be submitted if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Applications submitted without this information will not be considered.
years current experience in med/surg
clinical experience in medical management of patients undergoing
to document using EMR and electronic inventory management supply system
to care for 9-13 patients
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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.
population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to
the elderly adult, age 65 and over. VASDHS
is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical and surgical inpatients
and outpatients. The incumbent must be
physically and mentally able to perform the essential functions of the position
without hazard to themselves or others. This
position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual
dexterity. This position requires
potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending,
pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected
patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective
clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to
patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric
disorders. The incumbent must be a
mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in
stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The incumbent must be able to navigate all
areas of the facility, use a keyboard, perform CPR when necessary, as well as
direct others to perform it, and perform other activities of the position
without any restrictions.
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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.