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Pay Range:
$26,677 to $43,560 / Per Year
Job Grade:
GS-0621-0
Schedule:
Intermittent
Duration:
Permanent
Apply by: 2018-03-28 Published: 1 month ago

The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is seeking an intermittent/PRN Nursing Assistant (NA) for Nursing Service in Step Down Unit (SDU).

The incumbent will perform assignments required of a Nursing Assistant in the Medical-Surgical area, and will uphold the standards of care as outlined by Medical Center and Nursing Service policies and procedures.

The nursing care activities listed below are not all inclusive of the tasks performed at this level.

Work Schedule: Rotating Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements: Citizenship.

Citizen of the United States.

English Language Proficiency.

Nursing Assistants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

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.

Grade Determinations: Experience/Education Requirements at GS-3: None above the basic requirements.

Experience/Education Requirements at GS-4: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicant must possess one year of specialized experience as a NA or experience in another medical field (licensed practical nurse, health technician, hospital corpsman, etc.), performing technical and nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communication, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments.

Examples of Specialized experience may include but are not limited to: Providing complete personal hygiene care needs.

Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients.

Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed; OR Education: Applicant must possess 2 years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, health care or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians.

(TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED).

Experience/Education Requirements at GS-5: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level.

Specialized experience is defined as: Providing complete personal hygiene care needs.

Turns and positions patients to maintain proper body alignment, lifts, ambulates, and transfers patients.

Promotes the physical independence of the patient by encouraging and teaching individual patients and groups of patients in self care activities, such as progressive steps in personal hygiene, bathing, and oral care, also assists in teaching and encouraging other care activities such as eating, dressing, undressing, and bladder and other training as needed.

OR Education: Applicant must have completed 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).

References: VA Handbook 5005/81 Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05.

The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05.

Physical Requirements: Work requires walking, standing, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, turning, and at times carrying heavy loads.

Must be able to utilize good body mechanics and have stamina to withstand stress.

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