Nursing Assistant (Various Units)
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a
testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for
illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be
tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- 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
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, .
- 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: One year above high school with courses
related to the occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized,
occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a
nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements
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
Preferred Experience: One year of experience which has equipped you
with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform
successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in
or related to the work of this position as a Nurse Assistant.
GS-5: 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. 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;
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition,
the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. 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 Vocation Nurse/Licensed
2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families,
interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving
as a preceptor to new nursing assistants by assisting with
coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their
practical experience while in a clinical setting.
3. 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.
References: Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621
Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix
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.
Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy
Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (6 hours); Pushing
(6-10 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use fingers; Both hands
required; Walking (6-10 hours); Standing (6-10 hours); Kneeling (1
hour); Repeated bending (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for
rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision
correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to
20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish shades of
color; Hearing (aid permitted)
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: . 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: .
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per
pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served
as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal
employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or
active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can
be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment
date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
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.
As required by , Federal employees are required to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty
location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.),
subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you
will be required to be against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required exception from this requirement using the reasonable
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an .
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. .
Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
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