Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Anchorage, AK

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    Duties

    Summary

    The VHA Office of Nursing Service, Travel Nurse Corps, is seeking current Student Nurse Technicians (SNT) to be assigned to identified VA Medical Centers in specified locations for the ongoing efforts supporting the COVID-19 operations.

    SNTs will be assigned to VA facilities within their local commuting area, unless need is expanded to other locations.

    If you applied to vacancy CASA-10757599-20-CMM you are still being considered and do NOT need to apply to this vacancy announcement.

    Responsibilities

    A SNT functions within the same scope of practice as a nursing assistant within the care delivery guided by an assigned RN. The practice of each SNT has a direct and indirect impact on patient outcomes. The SNT is assigned to specific patients and duties to include, but not limited to:

    • Vital signs including weights and pulse oximetry with documentation
    • Acquisition of 12 Lead ECG’s
    • Finger stick blood glucose measurements
    • Collecting specimens such as expectorated sputum, stool, urine-voided, midstream or from a drainage collection bag
    • Simple dressing changes
    • Measuring intake and output
    • Managing/emptying drainage devices
    • Helping the patient to transfer from the bed to a chair and back, toileting, hygiene, ambulation, changes in position, comfort care and other direct care related responsibilities
    • Provide 1 :1 observation (sitter) of patients as needed
    • Administering oxygen using tank and wall oxygen
    • Uses specialized expertise to assess, design, measure and evaluate patient safety and quality processes.
    • Work and function in a safe manner including but not limited to infection control and operation of equipment.

    Work Schedule: Varies based on facility needs
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – SNTs will be assigned to VA facilities within their local commuting area, unless need is expanded to other locations.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

  • Job family (Series)

    0699 Medical And Health Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

    Qualifications

    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.
    • Must be enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and have completed 2 years of nursing education. (Candidate must submit evidence of their completed coursework.)

    Preferred Experience: BLS Certification is preferred.

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-04.

    Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

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

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

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

    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.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rĂŠsumĂŠ, and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Proof of Enrollment
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    VA Form 10-2850d Application for Health Profession Trainees can be found at:
    ttps://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850d-fill.pdf

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s (current/former Federal employees), etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • VA Form 2850d
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Proof of Enrollment
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    Veterans’ Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 “Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference” with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Nursing Students actively enrolled in a Baccalaureate Nursing program.