- U.S. citizenship.
- English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.
- Certification as Certified Nursing Assistant (any state)
One year of specialized experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or experience in a related field, i.e., LPN, Health Technician, Hospital corpsman, etc. performing technical or nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communications, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments OR successful completion of a two year (above high school) in an accredited institution with courses related to direct nursing care, health care, or in field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technician OR a combination of education and experience. PLEASE NOTE: When using education (in whole or in part) we must receive transcripts; education cannot be credited without proper documentation.
Preferred Experience: Work in a position as a Certified Nursing Assistant with at least a year of specialized experience in a healthcare setting, i.e., skilled nursing facility, hospital, or medical center.
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.
Physical Requirements: extensive periods of standing and walking; working with patients making it necessary to regularly bend, lift, and stoop, strecth and similar activities. May be scheduled to work varying hours of duty, and may, on occasion, be detailed to other patient care areas. Work Environment: Work is performed in a medical care environment requiring normal safety and infection control precautions. May be assigned to off station trips.
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.
NOTE: The full
performance level of this vacancy is The actual grade at which an applicant
may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of 04 to 04. The Professional
Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary at
which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board
will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.