The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for several Nursing Assistant positions. The Nursing Assistant will function within Patient Care Services at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Work Schedule: Variable shift (rotating all 3 tours), days/evening AND nights, rotating weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/01/2022. 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. Completed one year above high school with courses related to the occupation or do you possess an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assist. Proficient in both spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: GS-5: 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 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; AND 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 Vocation 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 nursing assistants 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. References: Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-05. Physical Requirements: Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm).This position requires visual acuity (glasses permitted), keen hearing (hearing aid permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (up to 8 hours), standing (up to 8 hours), stooping, sitting, bending (up to 8 hours), pulling, and pushing. Light lifting under 15 lbs. Light carrying 15-44 lbs. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. Use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. ["The incumbent will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill and injured veterans. Duties include: Providing patient centered care for residents/patients Providing activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding dependent patients/residents diets as ordered by the provider or assisting patients with meals including dysphasia patients/residents. Ambulating patients/residents including the use of assistive devices; turning and positioning patients/residents that are in the bed to help prevent skin breakdowns; skin inspections of all areas prone to skin breakdown Completing hourly rounds on patients to assist with needs such as comfort, reporting pain to the RN, toileting, and assisting with getting out of bed, or turning/positioning, and preventing falls Providing patients' personal hygiene by assisting with bathing/showering, shampooing, shaving, dressing and toileting Utilizing safe patient handling equipment for proper repositioning and/or transferring of the veterans. Participating in safety huddle and bedside rounds. Taking/documenting vital signs, blood sugar checks, weights, Intake and Output and reporting abnormal values immediately to covering nurse. Work Schedule: Variable shift (rotating all 3 tours), days/evening AND nights, rotating weekends and holidays.\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000, PD73914O, PD73923A, and PD73920A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate in accordance with agency policy.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available."]
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.