The Inpatient Nursing Assistant of the Nursing and Patient Care Services located at the main hospital in La Jolla, CA at the VA San Diego Health Care system. The primary purpose of Inpatient Nursing Assistant (NA) is to perform a very wide range of patient personal care, support diagnostic services, and chart activities on a regular and continual basis on a surgical, medical, neurological, rehabilitation, psychiatric or long-term care ward or clinic.
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The Inpatient Nursing Assistant (NA) performs duties in such a way as to promote a sense of worth and dignity within each individual. The NA is responsible for the evidence-based care of a group of patients, as follows:
Support diagnostic procedures
Assist with technical nursing treatments
Provide care that incorporates the age, gender, cultural and learning needs of patients requiring basic planning and evaluation of care
Apply infection control measures appropriately in delivering care
Communicate with team members regarding patient care
Adhere to ethical principles and standards in delivering care
Enter information into patients' records/charts
Apply knowledge and skill core competencies of the assigned unit to patient care
Use effective communication skills with co-workers to achieve desired patient outcomes
Provide teaching to patients
Demonstrate mandatory and clinical competencies of the position.
Work Schedule: M-F, 12-hour shift, 7:30am
8:00Pm and 7:30pm
8:00 am. Overtime, weekends, and holidays maybe required to meet patient care needs. Schedule will be discussed during interview.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Assistants, Psychiatric Technician
Psychiatric Technician Assistants
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
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
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
English Language Proficiency
Preferred Experience: Certified Nursing Assistant; 3-5 years current experience in medical/surgical telemetry; specialty clinical experience in management of patients and orthopedic surgical equipment management; using of EMR and electronic inventory management supply system; caring for 9-16 patients under the supervision of RN and LVN.
GS-3 Entry Level:
Experience. 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;
Education. 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
GS-5 (Full Performance Level):
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;
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
References: VA Handbook 5005/81 Part II, Appendix G46
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.
Heavy Lifting and Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling, Pushing, Walking, Standing, Repeated bending (8 - 12 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13"to 16"; to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; and Hearing without aid.
In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational (Employee) Health Office on an annual basis.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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