Trip Support and Escort
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1143379
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.
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 and leadership positions 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/
Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-04. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-04. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.
These positions are located within Geriatrics & Extended Care at the VA Medical Center, Bath, New York. ONLY Certified Nursing Assistants will be qualified - copy of certification MUST accompany application materials.
The incumbent's primary function is to provide comfort, care, and safety for Community Living Center residents while escorting them for medical appointments, specialty consultation visits, or off-station trips for care. The work of a GS-04 Certified Nursing Assistant within Geriatrics & extended Care includes, but is not limited to:
- provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents
- observe patient/resident physical and/or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems of concern to the Supervisor in a timely manner
- properly use equipment, materials, and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc.
- communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families, and other health professionals
Work Schedule: Full time, to be discussed during interview session