Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nursing Assistant in Batavia, New York

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Batavia, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1826184 (Include on all documents)

WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. Citizens.

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you!

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This position serves as a Nursing Assistant, located at the Batavia VA The employee functions as a member of the nursing team and participates in the care of patients in all acute stages of illness with changing nursing needs that are predictable and require periodic assessment by the Registered Nurse.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

Participates in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care; Assists in the collection of objective and subjective data relative to more complex patient situations; Participates in patient centered conferences and shift reports by contributing information for the development and review of nursing's plan of care; Assists in all aspects of nursing care to meet patient non-routine needs for personal hygiene, physical comfort, activities, exercise, nutrition, safety, rehabilitation, etc; Identifies physical, social, psychological, cultural needs of veterans that may include the need for self esteem, situational changes, decreased sensory-spatial functions, and providing support for a sense of independence while providing assisted self-care; Assists with routing diagnostic measures and preparation for radiological or operative procedures; Assists in orientating patients and their families to unit routines and pertinent policies; Communicates orally and in writing while maintaining positive working relationships with the patient, patient's family members, interdisciplinary team members, and other medical and administrative staff; Records pertinent information in the medical record, and reports patient status to the appropriate medical personnel; Prepares patient care related equipment such as, oxygen, suction, alternating pressure mattress; Assists in monitoring proper functioning and operation of patient care related equipment; Maintains a clean, safe, and therapeutic environment and reporting actual hazards; and Performs supportive functions and other duties as assigned.


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • GS-3 Level: Experience and/or education required GS-4 Level: Experience and/or education required: One year of specialized experience as a CNA or experience in another medical field (licensed practical nurse, health technician, hospital corpsman, etc), performing technical and nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communication, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments or successful completion of 2 years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, healthcare or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric or operating room technicians. Certain knowledge, skills and abilities are also required. GS-5 Level: Experience and/or education required: 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 specific knowledge, skills and abilities, 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. Certain knowledge, skills and abilities are also required. Preferred experience: One year of recent nurses aide experience preferred

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  • > > APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accred-itation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * 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. *

Performance Based Interviews are required for all eligible candidates. All selected candidates must complete a pre-employment physical.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) *and *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Receiving Service Credit for 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 employees 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.

*INTERVIEWS: *Any interviews that may be conducted for this position will use the Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) process. Further information is available at

Probation: Position is subject to a one (1) year probationary period.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities(go to

Salary Range: $26,397.00 to $43,100.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0621-03/05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453475300

Job Announcement Number: 528-17AQ-1826184-BK-BU