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Department Of Veterans Affairs Lyons , NJ 07939

Posted 2 months ago

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The Guest Relations Service of VA New Jersey Health Care system is looking for four (4) full-time patient escorts at the Lyons, NJ campus. The incumbent transports patients in the nursing home/inpatient wards to and from appointments. He/she may also assist patients who need help walking.

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  • is responsible for checking each patient's name band prior to escorting the patient to ensure proper patient identification.
  • accurately annotates transport information.
  • raises or lowers stretchers, wheelchairs and medical beds to heights appropriate for transport.
  • provides and adjusts escort equipment for safety and comfort of the patient (i.e. appropriate linen, side rails).
  • assists patients onto escort equipment.
  • ensures patients have the proper center of gravity on wheelchairs, stretchers, or medical beds.
  • asks patient care staff to assist if patients need additional help.
  • is responsible for notifying Nursing or ancillary personnel upon arrival or departure of patients.
  • communicates with Nursing staff of any changes in the patient during transporting.
  • uses convex mirrors in hallways to safely navigate around corners

assists with events that are scheduled for the CLC residents.

  • assists and supports the Nursing staff.
  • answers dispatch requests through fax or phone calls.
  • provides information and directions to hospital guests, visitors and patients.
  • is required to disinfect /wipe down equipment with approved cleaning products between patient transports.

shows ownership over escort equipment, including routine cleaning, linen dressing and minor maintenance.

  • may transport laboratory specimens when requested by supervisor.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 7:00 am

  • 3:30 am

Position Description Title/PD#: /8567-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    7601 Miscellaneous Personal Services

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • 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

  • Pre-employment physical required

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/09/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Dexterity and Safety

  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)

  • Materials

  • Measuring Instruments

  • Technical Practices

  • Without more than normal supervision

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Work is performed in various areas of the hospital building complex and at times, the incumbent may be exposed to head and/or cold.


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