The Restorative Nursing Assistant Part-Time is a member of the health care team who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and performs assignments as a Restorative Nursing Assistant in the CLC Units. 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: Education: One year above high school with courses related to the CNA occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year which resulted in attaining certification as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. U.S. Citizenship Certification as a CNA by a State is a basic requirement for all grade levels or the on-the-job experience at the facility for currently employed staff. Once certified, CNAs must maintain a full, active and unrestricted certification to remain qualified for employment. Loss of certification will result in removal from the GS-621 CNA series and may result in termination of employment. Meets physical standards consistent with VA Directive and handbook 5019. Is proficient in English. Current BLS certification (American Heart Association) 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). 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs identified below. OR 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; AND In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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 Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new NAs by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is 5. Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["Major duties: Assisting the patient with activities of daily living which he/she would perform for himself/herself were he/she able, i.e., bathing, shaving, feeding, oral hygiene, ambulation, dressing, etc., and assisting the restorative nurse coordinator in the rehabilitation of the patient so that he/she is once more able to perform these functions independently to the extent possible. Initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiopulmonary emergencies. Assuming responsibility for immediate maintenance and cleanliness of equipment used in the care of the patient, and for maintenance of order in the work area of the unit without specifically told to do so. Observing, reporting, and recording all pertinent data such as patient's physical condition and his/her response to treatment, participating in the patient's plan of care by offering input and feedback. Performing other duties as assigned with appropriate instruction and supervisor Demonstrating knowledge of fundamentals of nursing care necessary to administer safe and skilled care and assistance to patients with medical-surgical, geriatric, long-term illness, and neuropsychiatric concerns. Demonstrating knowledge of nursing policies and procedures, which prescribe the safe performance of major nursing care duties. Demonstrating skills in patient care, specifically for the care of rehabilitation patients, data collection, documentation, use of equipment, safety practices, and emergency lifesaving techniques. Providing safe, effective and supportive care to the veteran patient, and to function in a role supportive to the nursing team. Independently completes or assists a wide variety of tasks and procedures as enumerated in the job analysis. Functions as a participating member of the interdisciplinary health team. Utilizes prescribed documentation format to compile pertinent, meaningful and accurate data in the patient's medical record. Must be able to follow a daily routine for assigned patient care, which is repetitive. Considers local factors, appointments, scheduling and patient ability to assist self in planning work. Identifies unsafe or emergent conditions in the work area, and intervenes or reports. Is innovative in approach to varied patient care needs. Utilizes training skills in performance of duties. Identifies and assumes non-recurring duties as the need arises, and with minimal supervision. Plans work so that it is completed in allotted time frames. 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 Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new CNAs by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting. 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. Work is performed with supervision from the registered professional nurse, following set station and nursing service policy and procedure guidelines. Station policy manuals and the negotiated labor contract procedures provide guides and constraints of a more global nature. Written guides are provided in the content of nursing policy and procedures manuals. Oral guides, explanations and instruction will be provided by the registered professional nurse and by the Nursing Education Department of this station. Both the Medical Center and Nursing Memorandums will serve as the progressive written guides. The incumbent performs routine work independently and with a minimum of supervision. work is observed, reviewed and evaluated by the registered professional nurse for safe performance, accuracy, completeness and conformity to guidelines. Review shall be accomplished by random checks, concurrent observation and by retrospective evaluation. Work Schedule: 0730-1600 Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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