Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Nursing Assistant in Dayton, Ohio

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

Opened Friday 8/5/2016 (82 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

This is an External Announcement for - if you ARE a current Nationwide VA employee or Federal employee, please apply under announcement # KO-16-LRS-1770012-BU-R

The city of Dayton is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Southwestern Ohio and is within an hour drive of Cincinnati and Columbus. The Dayton metropolitan area has five universities, affordable real estate, excellent school systems, museums, theaters, seasonal recreational opportunities, and is the home of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. For more information about the Dayton area:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1769401

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to **VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


Many vacancies for a Nursing Assistant exists at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Incumbents provide nursing care, performs clinical procedures, technical procedures, and ancillary services for patient/resident care. Performs a variety of personal care or nursing care activities, which do not require practical or registered nurse licensure and/or education. Performs a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing the comfort of the patient/resident.

Work Schedule: Employees in these positions will rotate between day, evening, and night shifts as needed to ensure staffing coverage. Will be required to rotate weekends and holidays as assigned.

Shifts are: Days with Rotation to Evenings/Nights (7:30am - 4:00pm), Evenings (3:30pm - Midnight), and Nights (11:30am - 9:00am). Employees assigned to Day Shift will be required to rotate to Evening and Night Shifts.

Functional Statement Title/#: Nursing Assistant/000000

This is a Bargaining Unit Position.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit VA Form 10-2850c to be considered
  • All required documents must be submitted


  • U.S. Citizenship. Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the NA occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.

  • Physical Requirements. Must meet physical requirements for the position.

  • English Language. Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS.In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.


*(a) *Experience, Education and Certification. None beyond the basic requirements.

(b) Assignments. Individuals assigned as GS-3 NAs are considered to be at the entry level and are closely supervised.


*(a) Experience.* One year of specialized experience as a NA 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,

(b) Education.Successful completion of 2 years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, health care 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; AND


  1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.

  2. Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.

  3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials, and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc.

  4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.


*(a) *Experience. 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 in subparagraph (c) below;* OR,*

(b) Education. 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


**1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance.

References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.

Physical Requirements:Work requires the incumbent to spend long periods of time standing and walking throughout the unit; also the ability to bend, stoop, push, and lift. Hearing and visual acuity is required.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $26,215.00 to $42,802.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0621-03/05

Promotion Potential: 05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: External Posting - Open to all US Citizens

Control Number: 446737500

Job Announcement Number: KO-16-LRS-1769401-BU-R