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? This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are a current permanent VA nationwide employee, apply to announcement IM- To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the closing date of this announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. (TRANSCRIPTS OR COPY OF CERTIFICATE REQUIRED) In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must meet the following GRADE REQUIREMENTS: GS-5 LEVEL GRADE REQUIREMENTS 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. 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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) AND In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (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 [NAs] 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["The incumbent of this position serves as a temporary Nursing Assistant with the Oscar G. Johnson, VAMC (OGJVAMC) Primary Care, and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Menominee, MI.Major Duties: Responsible for screening patients upon entry to the facility Wipe down the waiting rooms and high touch areas Performs standard 12-lead EKG using multi-channel EKG machine Verifies and enters patient identification data and performs check of EKG machine to assure diagnostic quality, which may include checking leads, calibration pulses present, and making adjustments to eliminate artifact Receives all requests for testing and verifies the accuracy and completeness of these requests Draws blood from outpatients for requested laboratory tests including implementing special drawing techniques using. butterfly needles, vacutainers, syringes, and blood pressure cuffs. Labels all specimens to be transported to the lab and completes required documentation on specimens with the use of two identifiers Patient education regarding appropriate procedures to follow with regard to technique in proper sterile mid-stream urine collection, 24-hour urine collection, and/or various fecal specimens Receives phone calls, takes messages, and provides accurate information to routine inquires in a courteous and tactful manner Assists teamlets with taking, recording, and documenting vitals prior to clinic appointment. Operate and perform simple maintenance on various office equipment including but not limited to printers, scanners, computers, and fax machines Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nCompressed/Flexible: Not Available\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.