As a Nursing Assistant, you will: -
Have knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures and skill sufficient to provide nursing care as directed by the professional nurse. Have knowledge and skills sufficient to recognize and properly use equipment, materials, and supplies in a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures for the purpose of understanding and carrying out assigned instructions.
- Take vital signs accurately and other measurements as required. Document Resident care in an electronic medical record. Have basic communication and interpersonal relationship skills sufficient to interact with medical professionals, Residents and families on a tactful and therapeutic level.
- Answer call lights promptly to determine Residents needs. Provide comfort care and hygiene to Residents to include bathing, hair and nail care, oral hygiene, skin care and back rubs. Position Residents for comfort and therapy, serve and collect food trays and assist with feeding and maintain a safe, clean, pleasant Resident environment.
- Maintain flow sheets and Resident records, documenting Resident care as per expected standards. Maximize Resident self care in ADL's with appropriate assistive devices. Take accurate vital signs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature) and other required measurements (i.e. height, weight). Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor /Charge Nurse applies and removes binders and bandages (arm slings, ace bandages, etc.) RequirementsConditions of Employment
This opportunity is also open to the public under Announcement 24-AFRH-14-P. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé. Key Requirements: Please refer to "Conditions of Employment." Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.Specialized Experience for the GS-5
: you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes
OR you may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
- Nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aide performing duties such as providing personal nursing care; OR
- Performing support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus; OR
- Caring for patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement; OR
- Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
* A 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation, if required;OR you may qualify on a combination of education and experience:
For example, the applicant has 9 months of specialized experience and 75 semester hours of college (15 semester hours beyond the second year and the equivalent of 3 months of specialized experience). The applicant meets 75 percent of the required experience and 25 percent of the required education. The applicant meets 100 percent of the requirement for 1 year of specialized experience and is qualified for the position. For GS-5 level positions, only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.ANDCertification
: You must have an active and current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in a state or territory of the U.S.ANDPhysical Requirements:
The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning Residents. Must use proper body mechanics when lifting objects and use lift equipment for Residents. The work may require considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as lifting objects greater the 50 pounds or defending oneself against physical attack.SPECIAL NOTE
: Long-term care experience and/or interacting with geriatric patients is highly desired.In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-05, you must have been at the GS-04 level within the last 52 weeks.Time After Competitive Appointment:
Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment. Additional information
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178 , Certificate of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this position. DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
- Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program.
- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
- Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
- Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather.
- The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning Residents. Must use proper body mechanics when lifting objects and use lift equipment for Residents. Required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
- Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
- A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits