Nursing Assistant Inpatient Psychiatry H2IPU
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
To qualify for this position, you must meet all the requirement
by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.
04/23/2021 BASIC REQUIREMENTS Citizenship. Citizen of the United
States. English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in spoken
and written English 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. GRADE REQUIREMENTS
GS-5 Experience. 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.
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
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: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing
Assistant Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local
Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy
is GS-5. Physical Requirements: Lifting Heavy Lifting, 45 pounds
and over, Heavy Carrying 45 pounds and over, Straight pulling (2-6
hours), Pushing (2-6 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of
fingers, Both hands required, Walking (5-9 hours), Standing (4-8
hours), Kneeling (1-2 hours), Repeated bending (2-4 hours),
Climbing, legs only (1-2 hours), Twisting (2-4 hours).
Excessive noise (intermittent), Constant noise, Radiant energy,
Electrical energy, Slippery or uneven surfaces, Working around
moving objects, Unusual fatigue factors, Working with hands in
water, Working closely with others, Working alone, Heavy patient
care, Rotating/Multiple shifts
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