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Job Title:NURSING ASSISTANT-MONITOR TECH-GS-6

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:AH-13-SCJ-918856

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$36,897.00 to $47,964.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 01, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0621-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

06

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

VANTHCS employees (incl. SRMVC/TYLER/DENTON/FW/NATL CEM/VCS/VISN/CMOP)

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 918856 

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. 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/ .    

 

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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Applications are being accepted for one (1) Nursing Assistant-Monitor Tech position in 7C in Nursing Service.  The incumbent must meet the requirements of, and perform the duties of the position.  In addition to routine nursing assistant skills candidates must possess telemetry technician skills including  performing 12-Lead EKG, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, oxygen therapy, rhythm interpretation to include: atrial, ventricular, blocks, pacemakers, a working knowledge of the Essentris Monitoring System, incentive spirometry, CPRS, patient safety duties and other duties assigned within individual competencies.  Ability to analyze EKG readings in real-time, effectively communicating changes in patient EKG's to an RN or physician and be able to multi-task monitoring 30 different patients simultaneously.  Identifies and interprets arrhythmias. Uses calibers to measure: PR interval, RR interval, QRS complex and QT interval for loading of sotalol.  Must have a working knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the heart. Utilizes unit resources; MSDS manual, Unit Resource Manual and Medical Center and Nursing Service policies and computer menus.  Consistently communicates with customers (e.g. veterans, family members, and the general public) in a courteous, tactful, and helpful manner.   Communication, both oral and/or written, is generally provided promptly and is responsive to the customer's needs. 

 

Tours of duty:  Various shifts

 

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

 

 



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

Time-in-grade:  Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For the GS-6 level, applicants must have held the GS-5 or higher grade for a year.  The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been in the Federal Service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. 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: (1) providing personal nursing care such as providing pre - and post - operative care. (2) Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment and apparatus. (3) Caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement. (4) Assisting surgeon and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.

 GS-6: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:   Nursing Assistant-Monitor Tech Functional Requirements: The work is primarily active and requires extensive and prolonged standing, walking, bending, lifting, and carrying of light items, pushing stretcher, wheelchair, mobile equipment or patients.  The work requires above average agility and dexterity.  The work requires heavy lifting of equipment or patients.  

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

1.  Ability to plan and implement complex patient care procedures using knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the heart.

 

2.  Knowledge and ability to evaluate and communicate in an effective therapeutic manner.

 

3.  Knowledge and ability to comply with Infection Control Standards.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

 

FINAL JOB OFFER IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING A PHYSICAL (IF REQUIRED), AND RECEIPT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM LIST OF EXCLUDED INDIVIDUALS/ENTITIES (LEIE), HEALTHCARE INTEGRITY AND PROTECTION DATA BANK (HIPDB) FINGERPRINT CHECKS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS.

 This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.  Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.


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.

Veterans' Preference:

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.

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.


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

 

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

 

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 918856.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  
  5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Employment Office
Phone: (214)857-1701
Email: NTXHRMSEMPLOYMENTOFFICE@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
Human Resources Mgmt
VAMC Dallas
4500 S Lancaster Rd
Dallas, TX
75216

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.

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Job Announcement Number:

AH-13-SCJ-918856

Control Number:

346734700