Robert J Dole VAMC in Wichita, Kansas is recruiting for highly qualified candidates to fill nursing assistant positions in the Medical Surgical Unit. The unit consists of a smaller 10 bed telemetry unit and a 19 bed Medical Surgical unit. The unit is open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. The department is a fast-paced area that provides care for patients with multiple, complex co-morbidities, both medical and surgical. The duties and responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant - include but are not limited to the following: Recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. Serve as a preceptor to new Nursing Assistant by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting. Performs/Assists patients with activities of daily living/personal care and routine and prescribed patient care, utilizing Medical Center resources, as indicated. Complies with policies and procedures of the Medical Center and specific job related standard operating procedures. Attends and completes training required for continuing education and mandatory training with established policy and procedures. Assists with administration of care and treatments, assembles and operates equipment, and assists patients with special equipment according to level of education and training. Maintains a clean environment, observes and practices Patient Care Service policy and procedure about infection control. Communicates with patients and families in a courteous, professional manner and provides patient, family/significant others instruction within the incumbent's level of training and education. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Night and Weekends Telework: This is not a telework position. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. This announcement will close on 7/21/2021, or when 50 applicants are met, whichever comes first.
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