Job Title:Full-Time Nursing Assistant
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:HYB-601006HL
$48,190.00 / Per Year|
|Wednesday, February 01, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent|
|Many vacancy(s) - San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map|
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
|Permanent Status once appointed by the PSB|
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 601006 (Include # on all documents)
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?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
- U. S. Citizenship
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- Selective Service Registration (If Applicable)
- Drug Testing Designated Position
DUTIES:Back to top
This is an open continuous announcement, for multiple units within Nursing Services. As full-time opportunities are available applications will be reviewed and sent to the hiring manager for review.
A Nursing Assistant at the San Francisco Veterans Medical Center will be responsible to provide nursing care to veterans in a variety of units throughout Nursing Services. A Nursing Assistant may be responsible to perform routine patient care for assigned patients in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines with general instructions given by the RN/LVN. Uses initiative to carry out recurring assignments and in prioritizing assigned duties based on patient condition and previous instructions, obtains additional instructions for any unusual or unfamiliar situations where appropriate guidelines are not readily available. The nursing assistant may be assigned to any clinical area with the San Francisco VA Medical Center, to include ambulatory care, critical care, extended care or psychiatry, and unit specific activities may be performed.
Duties may include:
- - Performing a range of diagnostic support duties, preparing patients for tests, exams and treatments.
- - Checks and record stool guiacs.
- - Properly prepares oxygen dependant patients for transport to procedures.
- - Maintains client/patient privacy.
- - Collects patient data.
- - Assists/completes clerical and transport functions as assigned.
- - Adheres to VA and Nursing Service policies, procedures and standards.
- - Delivers care to patients in a respectful and non-judgmental manner.
- - Accurately reports patient information.
- - Complies with Medical Center standards.
- - Utilizes equipment in a safe manner.
- - Reports unsafe equipment and working conditions to appropriate individual.
- - Employs proper lifting/moving, transfer, and assistive devices and demonstrates safe and proper body mechanics.
- - Completes mandatory safety, equipment and other annual reviews.
- - Demonstrates and maintains competency as defined by unit and department criteria.
- - Others duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full Time- days and hours will vary by department, weekends and holidays may be required.
Bargaining Unit Status: Covered
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
English Language Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with Title 38, United States Code (38 U.S.C.).
GS-4: Must have at least six months of general experience that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform nursing care duties, to deal successfully with people, and to be adaptable to the work situation an have six months of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-03 grade level in the federal service performing non-professional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home or other medical patient care facility, or as a home health aid. Examples of non-professional nursing care work include: 1) performing personal nursing care duties; 2) support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures; 3) caring for mentally ill patients; 4) assisting surgeons or registered nurses in operating room activities.
GS-5: Must have (1) one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04 grade level in the federal service performing non-professional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical patient care facility, or as a home health aid. Examples of non-professional nursing care work include: 1) performing personal nursing care duties; 2) support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures; 3) caring for mentally ill patients; 4) assisting surgeons or registered nurses in operating room activities.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Certain types of education may be substituted for experience. Applicants substituting education for experience should submit a school transcript.
GS-4: Must have completed a two year nursing degree program from an accredited community college, junior college, college or university.
GS-5: Must have completed four years of education above the high school level at an accredited college or university, and have obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field (one academic year of education is 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).
References : OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Medical Support Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0600/0621.htm.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on your knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Applicants who meet the qualification and basic requirements will be further evaluated by the Professional Standards Board for this occupation to determine the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training awards, outside activities, and supervisory appraisal, etc., indicate they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) of the position (Listed Below) and at what grade level. All applicants should provide clear, concise examples that show the level of accomplishment or degree to which they possess the KSA in their CV or resume. Incomplete, vague or contradictory information may affect the rating.
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.
- - Experience in providing patient care
- - Ability to communicate in a medical center environment
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
In your CV/resume, be sure to include all of the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to this job. Failure to include this information may result in being rated ineligible.
- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
- Starting and ending dates (month, date and year)
- Hours worked per week
- Employer's name/address, Supervisor's name and phone number
- Salary, and Duties and accomplishments
BENEFITS:Back to top
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Grade level to be determined by Professional Standards Board
Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Lesa Roderick at (415) 750-2107 ext. 3074, or by e-mail: email@example.com. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. www.sss.gov
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
If you cannot apply online:
- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
- Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
- Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
- Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
- Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 601006. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
- Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 31, 2012.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- CV or Resume.
- VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
- Occupational Questionnaire
- Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
- If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
- If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Note: Your DD-214 must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service. Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
If you are claiming entitlement for 10-point veterans preference, you MUST submit your DD-214 showing character of service; and SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with the required VA letter dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 10% or more.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.
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