IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT, PERMANENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEE YOU SHOULD APPLY UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT: CBST-11186850-21-AH This position is located within Nursing Service at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing safe, effective care to Veterans within a variety of settings: Critical Care, Acute Care, Emergency Room and/or Mental Health. This is an Open Continuous Announcement to fill multiple vacancies in various services within VHSO (Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks). Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS. KSAs MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT AND REFER BACK TO IT OFTEN WHEN WRITING YOUR RESUME. Duties may include but are not limited to: Assisting with bathing, personal hygiene, ambulation, and feeding; as well as taking, recording, & reporting vital signs accurately. Observes patients who may be confused or have other cognitive issues, providing safe environment, and reports to nurse when condition changes. Initiates emergency action in life threatening situations such as cardiac and /or respiratory arrest, massive bleeding, shock, or assaultive behavior and alerts licensed personal immediately. Documents vital signs and activities of daily living in electronic health record. Assists with ambulation and transporting of veterans within the medical center. Communicates orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. Properly utilizes equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, EKG's, etc. Provides patient care and support that is appropriate to the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of the patient(s) served Assist in inpatient areas as assigned. Obtain COVID-19 swabs. Work Schedule: This announcement will be used to fill various tours of duty. The Service and Tour of Duty being filled will be identified upon call for interview. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.