Nursing Assistant PTSD (Batavia)
The following position is available at the WNY Healthcare System Batavia Division Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program (PTSD)
Nursing Assistant, full time position/40 hours a week 8 hours a day to include weekends and holidays based on the needs of the unit.
Many full time positions; variable tours
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General duties include:
Obtaining urine toxicology screens, breathalyzers, providing groups such as orientation, healthy socialization, socializing/ activities, participation in field trips/group activities, documenting teaching and response to teaching in medical record, performing environment of care rounds, frequent safety and security checks per requirement, monitor residents during meal times, fostering patient interactions, and utilizes protective safety devises such as infection control, biohazard waste and material safety data sheets.
The basic responsibility of this non-professional staff person is to assist clinical staff facilitate veterans with mental health diagnoses into a stable living environment. Under the guidance of professional staff, the incumbent will independently carry out the tasks necessary to facilitate this process. This may include checking patient belongings and the environment for hazardous materials and orienting patients to the program and specific requirements. This incumbent must possess sound judgment, as most often he/she will be working alone. In addition, the incumbent may be assigned other duties as necessary; to facilitate the work, of the professional staff. The Nursing Assistant is responsible for overseeing the general living areas of the residents. A key element of this job is to report significant changes in patient condition to the appropriate staff. This position has many administrative elements however the Nursing Assistant must also possess clinical knowledge in order to make sound decisions about appropriate interventions for potential patient problems.
Will vary greatly based on the needs of the agency. Inquire further during interview.
#### Job family (Series)
0621 Nursing Assistant
Assistants, Psychiatric Technician
Psychiatric Technician Assistants
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Subject to a background/security investigation.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
GS-3 [NA] (Entry Level)
(a) Experience [and] Education. None beyond the basic requirements.
(b) Assignments. Individuals assigned as GS-3 [NAs] are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.
One year of specialized experience as a [NA] or experience in another medical field (licensed practical nurse, 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;
. 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
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
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.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.
GS-5 [NA] (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;
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
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.
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
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.
VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard, Veterans Health Administration.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-5.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: ****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. For further information, visit: ****Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: **** (Due at the time of online application submission)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by07/25/2018 to receive consideration.
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VA Western New York Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Avenue
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Open & closing dates:
07/12/2018 to 07/25/2018
$26,587 to $43,414 per year
Pay scale & grade:
GS 3 - 5