Nursing Assistant - CLC
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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.
Preferred Experience: American Heart Association Basic Life Support
for the Healthcare Provider required prior to first day of duty
Phlebotomy skills preferred Grade Determinations: GS-5: (a)
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 in subparagraph (c) below; OR, (b) 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 (c) 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 The full performance level of this vacancy is
GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant will be selected for
this vacancy is GS-05. Applicants that don't meet the requirements
for GS-5 will not be considered. Physical Requirements: Heavy
lifting 45 lbs., carrying, 1 hour, heavy carrying, 45 pounds and
over, pushing (4 hours), reaching over shoulder, both hands
required, walking (4 hours), standing (4 hours), kneeling, repeated
bending, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular
coordination simultaneously, ability to distinguish colors.
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