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    Nursing Assistants (NA) will be required to perform basic nursing duties under close supervision in a variety of health care settings such as outpatient, inpatient, home or community living care, acute, and sub-acute. The NA will care for patients/residents with acute to chronic conditions. Higher Graded NA's . The Nursing Assistant in this role provides care under close supervision and refers issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded [NAs], or other healthcare professionals.

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    This announcement is open to the public if you are a current/former federal employees or other status candidates like veterans then apply under 10404296. Please only apply to one announcement, if you apply to the wrong announcement you may be disqualified.

    Nursing Assistants are learning to perform basic nursing duties under close supervision in a variety of health care settings such as outpatient, inpatient, home or community living care, acute, and sub-acute. Routine duties include but are not limited to

      • Maintains a positive therapeutic relationship by displaying respect for human dignity with patient, families and/or significant others utilizing learned communication skills
      • Utilize observation skills for data collection, reporting and recording patient/resident observations
      • Perform aspects of nursing care to meet patient's needs for the following:
        • Personal hygiene
        • Physical comfort
        • Activity, exercise, rest
        • Nutrition
        • Elimination
        • Prevention of skin breakdown
        • Rehabilitative aspects of care
      • Engage in group activities such as off-station trips, reality orientation, current events and other therapeutic groups
      • Reports patient observations to the RN and/or other members of the treatment team
      • Set up patient care related equipment
      • Organizes and obtains routine supplies and equipment
      • Assist with orienting patient/family to unit routines and policies
      • Work as a cooperative, courteous member of the interdisciplinary team
      • Safeguards the patient's right to privacy by protecting information of a confidential nature
      • Uses proper safety practices
      • Utilize equipment and supplies according to procedures
      • Utilize principles of proper body mechanics and follows procedures for use of patient care equipment to prevent injury to self or others (i.e. utilization of lifting equipment)
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) is required for NAs in direct patient care positions per policy.
      • Incumbent will complete orientation, annual competency requirements, and on-going mandatory education.
      • The NA will complete all mandatory trainings within appropriate timelines.
      • The NA will actively participate in annual competency assessment and validation.
    Work Schedule: To be determined by supervisor based on needs of the facility.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

  • Job family (Series)

    0621 Nursing Assistant

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522594900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.