Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nursing Assistant (Community Living Center CLC) in Loma Linda, California

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1990863

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

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

The Professional Standards Board (PSB) (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Duties

CLC & Restorative Nursing Assistant Duties: The Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing routine nursing care to patients within inpatient, outpatient and long-term care settings, using the application of basic skills and principles of nursing care such as: Performs a range of treatments, diagnostic test and procedures. Completes assigned duties with a minimal amount of guidance. Assists with admissions, discharges, transfers & death procedures. Maintains patient safety and protection. Provides emotional and spiritual support. Ensures patients' rights are protected. Provides skin care to patients with potential for altered skin integrity. Promotes rehabilitative/restorative nursing care. Practices universal precautions, infection control techniques, and safe disposal of waste. Practices body mechanics and interim life safety measures. Observes and reports changes in physical and behavioral status of patients. Records observations on appropriate documents using approved medical terms and abbreviations. Uses equipment correctly and safely. Notifies/initiates emergency procedures (CPR). Immediately reports observation and/or knowledge of abuse or neglect of patients and loss or damage of government property.

Work Schedules*:Full-Time, Day, Evening, or Night Shifts, Holidaysand weekends, 12 hour tours in 80 hour period.*

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

05

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a security background/suitability investigation.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination or PPD/TB Skin test.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • This position requires candidates to be proficient in English.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

*Education or Training. *One year above high school with courses related to the [NA] occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year [ ] as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.

English Language Proficiency.[NAs] must be proficient in spoken and written English.

GRADE REQUIREMENTS -In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

GS-5 Experience: One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (c) below;

or

*Education: *Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelor's degree.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below;

Demonstrated KSAs

  1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.

  2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new CNAs by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.

  3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.

Preferred: Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant by a State. One year of long-term care experience in hospice, skilled needs, rehab, and dementia.

English Language Proficiency. CNAs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Volunteer Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.**

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling for 2 hours; pushing for 4 hours; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing for 8 hours; crawling for 2 hours; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13' to 16' Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; hearing aid permitted. Environmental factors include slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working around moving objects or vehicles; working with hands in water; working closely with others; working alone and protracted or irregular hours of work.

RATING/RANKING PROCEDURES:Applicants who meet the qualification AND basic requirement will be further evaluated by determining the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, etc., indicate they possess the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the director of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.

  2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new (NAs) by assisting with coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.

  3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.

Qualification Standards: For more information on these qualification standards, please see VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G46, Certified Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard, GS-621.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Please include dates of employment (i.e., month/year to and from dates) and number of hours/work schedule.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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 for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Submit a legible copy of your DD 214(s) indicating character of service and the dates of service or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. during our review, if your résumé and application package do not support questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding application notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

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, 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.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Other Information

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.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475142300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-31 to 2017-08-18

Salary: $37,009 to $48,117 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 05

Series: 0621 Nursing Assistant

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: LL-17-VTC-T38H-1990863-BU

Control number: 475142300