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Nursing Assistant Mental Health Acute Psychiatry Unit Job in BAY PINES, FL

Nursing Assistant Mental Health Acute Psychiatry Unit Job in BAY PINES, FL

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $26,150.00 to $42,702.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/29/2017 Close Date 10/19/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/29/2017 to 10/19/2017

  • Salary

    $26,150 to $42,702 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



5 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    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?

    The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is located on 337 acres situated on the Gulf of Mexico in Bay Pines, FL. The Bay Pines VAHCS is part of the VISN 8 Sunshine Healthcare Network and services the healthcare needs of America's Veterans in West Central and Southwestern coastal Florida. BPVAHCS provides care to a veteran population of more than one million in Florida and treats approximately 98,000 unique veterans annually. The medical center serves as a referral center for this area with 397 operating beds with care provided in almost all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties as well as inpatient residential and long term care. Bay Pines, Florida is home to several beaches and parks. Florida is known as the "sunshine" state with an average of approximately 240 days of sunshine a year! The area boasts numerous extracurricular activities and sporting events each year with three major sports franchises represented within the Tampa Bay area. Enjoy a moderate cost of living, beautiful weather year round, numerous beaches and a wide range of activities to experience. Theme parks and other state attractions are all within driving distance. Additionally, there is no state income tax on earned income. Why work anywhere else! For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    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.

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    These positions are located within the Mental Health Nursing-Acute Psychiatry Unit, with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. The Nursing Assistant in mental health areas cares for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. He/she monitors the patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. The Nursing Assistant may participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs; assists with personal hygiene, vital signs and emotional support to patients and families. Other duties include but are not limited to:

    • Prioritizes and safely delivers care and a broad range of highly complex treatments and procedures for patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
    • Reports and records care given and changes noted in patients' condition to the supervising RN/ Charge Nurse or Team Leader, on the progress notes and other forms as instructed and according to standards
    • Employs proper body mechanics and the safe use of equipment in the care of all patients
    • Recognizes early signs/symptoms and risk factors for suicide and violence and demonstrates effective strategies to reduce crisis situations
    • Participates in the admission of patients by taking vital signs, initial search and shower, and orienting patients to the unit.
    • Completes observation rounds on patients
    • Attends Prevention and Management of Disturbed Behavior training as required
    • Participates as a member of the Crisis Intervention Team
    • Performs and completes all tasks assigned during the tour of duty
    • In accordance with the Code of Conduct, maintains consistent, courteous relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and patients. Recognizes co-workers as internal customers and responds appropriately
    • Engages the patient in the Recovery process
    • Monitors, records, and reports vital signs and intakes and outputs
    • Maintains constant observation of patients during off unit escorts
    • Performs unit based testing including breathalyzer, blood glucose testing
    Work Schedule: Work schedules will vary based upon the current vacancy and the needs of the Service.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Federal Employees only.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480709900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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