Nursing Assistant- Monitor Technician

Department Of Veterans Affairs Johnson City , TN 37601

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Summary

The incumbent is assigned to provide telemetry monitoring for an adult/geriatric Veteran patient population in a Telemetry Monitoring Station. The incumbent will also provide comprehensive nursing care as a nursing assistant. The incumbent will provide care and monitoring for patients during the day, evening and night tours of duty.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent is assigned to provide telemetry monitoring for an adult/geriatric Veteran patient population in a Telemetry Monitoring Station. The incumbent will also provide comprehensive nursing care as a nursing assistant. The incumbent will provide care and monitoring for patients during the day, evening and night tours of duty.

Proper lead placement

Ability to recognize fatal and life-threatening heart rhythms

Verifies alarm settings are within parameters

Ability to provide verbal report on telemetry status of patient to clinical staff

Document vital signs

Performs personal hygiene to patients (including showers or bed baths)

Assists with normal bladder and bowel elimination

Ambulates patients

Answers telephone in absence of other personnel

Answers patient call system and notifies appropriate nursing staff

Accurately documents measurements in clinical record

Participates in patient care conferences

Utilizes printed and electronic files containing sensitive information

Provides input into unit goals and staff development.

Work Schedule: Rotating tours including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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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

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.

  • English Language Proficiency: CNA's must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.

May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

Preferred Experience: 2-3 years' experience as a Nursing Assistant in at least a Med/Surg setting

Work in a Cardiology setting or with Cardiology patients

Grade Determinations: GS-5 Nursing Assistant (Full Performance Level)Experience. One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level (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 the basic and intermediate treatments) 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,

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.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G46 Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5.

Physical Requirements:Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling (up to 8 hours); Pushing (up to 8 hours); Reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 8 hours); standing (up to 8 hours); kneeling (2 to 3 hours); repeated bending (up to 8 hours); both legs required; hearing (aid permitted).

Education

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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Nursing Assistant- Monitor Technician

Department Of Veterans Affairs