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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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The CLC (Community Living Center) is a 100-bed skilled nursing facility that provides comprehensive resident care for Veterans who need rehabilitation, long term care, end of life care, respite care, wound management, antibiotic therapy, cancer therapy or respite care. There are five (5) neighborhoods within CLC: three for long term care, 1 for rehab/short stay and 1 for Hospice. The length of stay for veterans in the 4 neighborhoods within CLC may range from 1 week to years. The length of stay is determined by the individual needs of the veteran, potential for rehabilitation, and availability of resources for discharge to the least restrictive environment. Discharge planning and patient/family education is initiated upon admission and continues throughout the patient's stay in the CLC. The CLC has an interdisciplinary team that includes staffing representing Nursing, Dietary, Social Work, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians. The interdisciplinary team meets each week to discuss care planning and needs of patients. Nurses are competent in the management of patients with complex diseases such as Diabetes, CHF, COPD, Cancer, and Dementia. Responsibilities Four Most Common Resident Problems Requiring Nursing Care: 1. Respiratory Problems 2. Unrelieved Pain 3. Acute Change in Consciousness 4. Hospice- Care Major responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following: Honoring resident choice and promoting a home like environment when providing care such as feeding, bathing, dressing, positioning, and transferring. Obtaining vital signs and capillary blood glucose results. Performing procedures such as enemas, wound care, tube feedings and suctioning. Assisting with examinations and medical procedures such as preparing and positioning the resident, obtaining equipment and supplies and removing used equipment and supplies. Applying creams, lotions, and administering other approved medications under the supervision of the nurse. Maintaining the resident environment to include straightening the resident's room, emptying trash, and cleaning resident wheel chairs and other equipment. Performing as a sitter to observe residents when necessary for suicide prevention, fall reduction, and risk of harm to self/other. Setting up equipment such as suction equipment, oxygen, cooling blankets, etc. Participating on committees geared at improving the quality of life for residents. Work Schedule: 8 hour shifts, various tours, weekend rotations available Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: CNAs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. 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. Preferred Experience: *CNA I or II *Hospital Acute Care CNA Experience within the last 2 years *Nursing home patient care experience within the last 2 years *VA Experience *1-2 years of college education Grade Determinations: GS-5 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance Level). 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 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 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 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: For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5.Physical Requirements: The position requires performance of work which involves heaving lifting and carrying of 45 pounds and over, repetitive pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, bending, kneeling and the ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 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 LetterDD-214OF-306ResumeSF-15SF-50Transcript 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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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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