This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT for Nursing Assistant (NA's) vacancies in the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Butler VA Medical Center. Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)/Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (U.A.P.) is an individual who delivers age specific care to adult Veterans according to established policies and procedures under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN). 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. Completion of all requirements necessary for graduation from an established Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) Program. Completion of all specific education and internally developed training for advancement toward the Unlicensed Assistive Personnel designation (U.A.P.) 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). Grade Determinations: GS-3; High School Diploma GS-4; 2 Years Above High School GS-5; 1 year equivalent to at least GS- 4 References: VA Handbook 5005; Certified Nursing Assistant/ Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, OPM Classification& Qualifications ["This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2024. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 29, 2023, with subsequent cut-off dates each week. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Major Duties: Recognizes the normal aging process and responds to meet the age specific needs of the Veterans including sensory/perceptual changes and physical needs for food, water, air, elimination, rest, sleep and activity. Provide resident centered - care, which is driven by the needs, preferences and lifelong habits of the residents. Care is individualized to each resident, and the resident is a participant in their own care when possible. Correctly identifies Veterans by using two specific personal identifiers. Provides timely verbal reports regarding results of care or changes in Veteran's condition to the RN. Documents nursing care according to established nursing policy and procedures, in the written patient care books and/or in the electronic nursing care programs known as CareTracker and/or CPRS. Maintains good public relations and communicates effectively with the Veterans, their families, community organizations and unit coworkers. Respects privacy and maintains confidentiality. Meets the needs of customers both internally and externally while supporting the VA mission. Consistently communicates and treats customers (investigators, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Work Schedule: Rotating tours including weekends and holidays Compressed/Flexible: Possibility of compressed will be considered. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.