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NURSING ASSISTANT - COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ONLY

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

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Durham, NC

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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 Functional Statement Title: Nursing AssistantBasic 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. 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 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. 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. English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Grade Determinations: GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. GS-4: One year of specialized experience as a nursing assistant or experience in another medical field (LPN, 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. OR Education. Successful completion of 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; AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents. 2. Ability to observe patients/residents or resident's physical or emotional status of refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. 3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc. 4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. 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. 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. References: Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46.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: All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): Application 10-2850c is required to be considered for this position. Please complete form in its entirety. If you answer \YES\ to questions item # 15B and/or item # 28 through # 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered \Yes\. Information must current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration. Other - VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf - Information must be current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be considered ineligible. Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week) Information must be current not older than a year. Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants (if applicable): *DD-214 - If claiming Veteran's Preference *Other Veterans Document - VA Rating Letter *SF-50 - If current Federal Employee *Cover Letter - Optional *OF-306 - Optional *SF-15 - Optional *Transcript - optional Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information. Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

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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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