Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration NURSING ASSISTANT (RECREATIONAL THERAPY) in Saginaw, Michigan
This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E. Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under this announcement. An external announcement will open with the announcement number CBBV-10472159-19-DY. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you may also apply under the external announcement as well.
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Under the direction of a Recreational Therapist, utilizes basic patient care skills and non-complex techniques, in a healthcare setting, to provide recreational, personal and general health care to adult residents, aged 18-85 and older, who require restorative/rehabilitative care.
Services in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Service (PM&RS;) are primarily provided to residents in need of restorative/rehabilitative care. The resident population consists of individuals with chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, neuromuscular system, chronic wounds, chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart failure, hypertension, S/P CVA, S/P treatment for carcinoma and those with cognitive and functional impairments including mobility deficits, incontinence, ADL deficits and confusion. Technical Skills/Competencies include but are not limited too:
- Work closely with recreational therapist to deliver appropriate recreational activities to residents as advised by the recreational therapist
- Safely operates and cares for all recreational therapy equipment
- Administers oxygen via nasal cannula, mask, trach collar
- Vital signs including pain level data collection
- Height / weight
- Intake / output
- Turning / reposition/ transfer activities and passive range of motion activities
- Mobility aids assistance - walkers, cane, wheelchair
- Plan, schedule, organize and conduct recreational therapy activities as requested by the recreational therapist
- Performs computerized patient record functions satisfactorily as related to the position
- Current CPR Certification (AHA Healthcare Provider or Red Cross Professional Rescuer)
- Performs CPR and takes appropriate action in emergency situations (fire, disaster, etc.)
- Instruct groups as well as individual resident regarding the basic techniques and maneuvers of various recreational therapy activities/devices/games/equipment.
- Observe recreational activities to identify any adverse impact on residents
- Schedule and conduct various games, hobbies, groups, outings, special events and craft activities Work schedule: 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Saturday, Sunday & Monday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: NURSING ASSISTANT (RECREATIONAL THERAPY) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
- #### Job family (Series)
0621 Nursing Assistant
- Assistants, Medical
- Assistants, Nursing
- Medical Assistants
Conditions of Employment
**Must be proficient in written and spoken English Subject to a background/security investigation You may be required to serve a probationary period Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 Designated and/or random drug testing may be required You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Physical Requirements:** Moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds). Frequent and repetitive pulling, pushing, bending, stretching reaching overhead, stooping. Prolonged walking and standing. The use of fingers, the use of both hands and both legs. May involve some outside activities. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Frequent work with hands in water involved. Working around machinery with moving parts. Working around moving objects. May be assigned to work varying tours of duty.
Note:Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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. * 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 for GS-3. * English Language Proficiency.[NAs] must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard.
Preferred Experience/Qualification: 1 year of Medical/Surgical, or skilled care and rehabilitation experience.
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.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
PLEASE 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.
Veterans Preference does not apply to this announcement.
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 vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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 Alternate Application.
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
The standard VA workweek of 40 hours shall serve as the basis for computation of salary. Payment is made bi-weekly for hours actually worked. Actual salary is a proportionate amount of the work full per annum rate. This is determined by prorating the amount of time worked in relation to the standard VA 40-hour workweek. In computing the bi-weekly amount payable, the full per annum rate for a 40-hour workweek first is divided by 2,080 to establish the hourly rate, as computed to the nearest cent, counting one-half cent and over as a whole cent; the hourly rate then is multiplied by the number of hours actually worked during the pay period.
The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.
All employees are required to participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program per VHA Directive 1192.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
RESUME REMINDER- Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) Series and Grade, if applicable, for all Federal positions you have held. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions in the assessment by addressing your work experience in detail. Recommended: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (You must see the checklist below to determine if you are required to submit other documents required to determine your eligibility/qualifications for the position).
- VA Form 10-2850c
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?If applying as current Federal Service employee, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are in the competitive or excepted service (please do not submit Award SF-50's).
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. This checklisthas been provided to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
- Cover Letter
- VA Form 10-2850c
- Other Veterans Document
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/03/2019. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10472160
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NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
Agency contact information
Aleda E Lutz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 1500 Weiss Street Saginaw, MI 48602 US
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- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530602200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/15/2019 to 05/03/2019
Pay scale & grade: GS 00
Salary: $27,030 to $44,130 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Part-Time