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Job opening: Nursing Assistant (HUD-VASH)

Salary: $34 466 - 56 269 per year
City: Cleveland
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The VA Northeast Ohio Health Care System is recruiting for Nursing Assistants. The Nursing Assistants will function within the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) in Social Work Service. This is an intensive case management program for homeless veterans, aimed at providing psychosocial services to veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program.


The Nursing Assistant duties include, but are not limited to: Functions as a member of the HUD VASH team and assists licensed nursing staff and others in the care of the patient receiving HUD VASH Services. Patient assignments involve more complex nursing needs, which could vary within a range of predictable requirements. Cares for Veterans in accordance with established nursing policy and procedures, standards of care, principles of cultural transformation, and the plan for care with self direction and minimal supervision. Enters specific information into CPRS as needed. Enters information regarding care rendered, condition and progress of the patient. Performs direct supportive care to patients, and or basic education in individual and group settings. Some examples include education on housekeeping, ordering medications and personal care. Observes patients physical and or emotional status and report deviations to the nursing or supervisory designee in a timely manner. Performs a wide variety of duties aimed at increasing comfort, and ensuring the safety/well-being of the patient. Assists with well checks of the Veterans with HUD VASH staff. Assists with monthly inspections, and or other facility/program needs to maintain housing and independence in the home. Assists with the education of specific health teaching, such as reminding diabetic patients on the importance of skin care, follow-up appointments, and reinforcement of exercise and care. Supports Veterans in self-care activities within their individual capacity, and treatment plan goals. Maintains a clean and safe environment of care. Escorts Veterans to and from patient appointments, and in daily activities. Performs administrative duties and utilizes all resources to ensure charting is completed in a timely manner. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 93257-A (GS-3), 93258-A (GS-4), 93259-A (GS-5) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



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. Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant 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. English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Policy. 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: None beyond the basic requirements. GS-4: One year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant 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, 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 (Transcripts must be submitted). AND Demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):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. GS-5: 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. 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 (Transcripts must be submitted). AND Demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):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.2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new Nursing Assistants by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc. Preferred Experience: Experience with Mental Health and Substance Abuse disorder. Experience working with the homeless population. Experience working within the community. References: VA Handbook 5005/81, Part II, Appendix G46. Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard. 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. Physical Requirements: The position requires visual acuity, functional hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, kneeling, sitting, bending, pulling and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients, contaminated materials, and may be required to don and remove protective clothing in isolation situations. The incumbent may 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.


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.


  • Address VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System 10701 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 US
  • Name: Keshon Moore
  • Phone: 216-791-2300 X42153
  • Email: [email protected]


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