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Armed Forces Retirement Home Nursing Assistant in Gulfport, Mississippi

Summary This position is located at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulfport, MS (AFRH-G), within Healthcare Services. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is responsible for performing various Resident care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the non-skilled nursing care, personal needs and comfort of Residents. Responsibilities As a GS-5 Nursing Assistant, you will: - Provide comfort care and hygiene to Residents to include bathing, hair and nail care, oral hygiene, skin care and back rubs. - Assist Residents in walking, moving, and changing position by supporting and turning them. - Maintain flow sheets and Resident records, documenting Resident care as per expected standards. - Take accurate vital signs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature) and other required measurements (i.e. height, weight). - Perform routine procedures in accordance with established standard operating procedures for CNA education. Requirements Conditions of Employment The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. Key Requirements: Please refer to "Conditions of Employment." Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National Qualifications You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Certification: You must have an active and current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in a state or territory of the U.S. Physical Requirements: The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning Residents. Must use proper body mechanics when lifting objects and use lift equipment for Residents. The work may require considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as lifting objects greater the 50 pounds or defending oneself against physical attack. AND Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aide performing duties such as: Providing personal nursing care; OR Performing support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus; OR Caring for patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement.; OR Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients. OR A 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation; OR A combination of experience and education. For example, the applicant has 9 months of specialized experience and 75 semester hours of college (15 semester hours beyond the second year and the equivalent of 3 months of specialized experience). The applicant meets 75 percent of the required experience and 25 percent of the required education. The applicant meets 100 percent of the requirement for 1 year of specialized experience and is qualified for the position. For GS-5 level positions , only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. SPECIAL NOTE: Long-term care experience and/or interacting with geriatric patients is highly desired. Education Additional Information - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. - This is a bargaining unit position. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: - A one year probationary period may be required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation. - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position. - Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178, Certificate of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this position. DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION. - Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program. - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc. - Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis. - Because the AFRH-G's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH-G operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather.

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