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Nursing Assistant

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Fargo
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Reports changes in patient's condition to the registered nurse, as well as the patient's acceptance and response to nursing care. Observes the general appearance and condition of skin and report's findings to the registered nurse. Demonstrates skills, knowledge an ability to use and reprocess reusable medical equipment appropriate to assigned duties. Takes vital signs and weights as directed. Assists patients with meals. Assists with transfers, ambulation and all activities of daily living. Transport patients to test and procedures as directed. Follows facility policies to ensure patient safety while working to help the patient re-establish independence with their cares as able. Gives individual care and attention to acutely and chronically ill patients. The cleaning and management of equipment. THIS IS TEMPORARY POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 13 MONTHS. First cut-off for applications October 18, 2018. Second cut-off for applications October 25, 2018. Work Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time (.1 FTE and .3 FTE). 3:00pm - 11:30pm; 11:30pm - 8:00am, Rotating weekends, holidays and off tour shifts. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation OR completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assistant. English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grade Determinations: Knowledge of Current Practice. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the current practice. Quality of Experience. To be creditable, Nursing Assistant experience must be documented on the application or resume and verified in an employment reference, or through other independent means. Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a Nursing Assistant is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a Nursing Assistant employed 20 hours a week, or on a 1/2-time basis, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of service. References: VA Handbook 5005/81 Part II, Appendix G46 dated March 12, 2015 available in the local Human Resources office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-5. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; straight pulling intermittent hours; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 3 hours; standing 3 hours; kneeling 1/4 hour; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; specific visual correction to read fine print; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability; and no skin allergies preventing use of protective equipment. All Health care Personnel are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: VA Form 10-2850c Resume VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: . The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). Cover Letter DD-214 OF-306 VA Form 10-2850c Other Veterans Document Resume SF-15 SF-50 Transcript Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

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