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Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility.

Salary Breakdown

Home Health Aides

Average

$24,030

ANNUAL

$11.55

HOURLY

Entry Level

$19,780

ANNUAL

$9.51

HOURLY

Mid Level

$23,565

ANNUAL

$11.33

HOURLY

Expert Level

$27,350

ANNUAL

$13.15

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Home Health Aides

289

Current Available Jobs

21,330

Projected job openings through 2024


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Home Health Aides

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Service Orientation

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Monitoring

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning


Job Opportunities

Home Health Aides

  • Medical Assistant for Community Center - Tucson, AZ
    UnitedHealth Group    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Compassion is the essential trait that drives superior health care performance. But it’s just a start. At OptumCare innovative thinking is just as important. Our unique team of health care providers are an emerging and important part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Our approach is designed to help physicians and other providers deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting. That takes smart ideas and incredible teamwork. And that’s where you come in. In this role, you’ll support a clinical team that’s helping patients in new and better ways while giving them a generous helping of compassion and respect.

    Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve **your life’s best work.(sm)**

    The Medical Assistant’s responsibility is to assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management.

    *****MONDAY - FRIDAY (7am-4:30pm), NO WEEKENDS, CLOSED, ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS****

    *****Office Location:** **4790 East Grant Road. Tucson AZ** *******

    **Primary Responsibilities:**

    + Show patients to exam rooms according to company standards

    + Record patient documentation in the medical record and send to primary care provider

    + Make outgoing phone calls to schedule Annual Wellness Visits

    + Organize exam and treatment rooms, and follow infection prevention procedures.

    + Must have a passion for working with seniors within a business model based on maintaining the health and wellbeing of our members

    + The culture is based on teamwork, mutual respect and patient centered care in everything we do

    You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

    **Required Qualifications:**

    + High School diploma or GED

    + Graduate from an Accredited Medical Assistant program including fresh graduates OR 3+ years of experience as a military trained medical assistant

    + Current CPR card OR willing to obtain in 30 days

    + Access to reliable transportation

    + Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

    + You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role

    **Preferred Qualifications:**

    + Working knowledge of health insurance: HMO, PPO, Medicare and Medicaid

    + 1+ years of experience as a Medical Assistant (post externship experience)

    + Electronic medical record knowledge

    + Certified Medical Assistant

    + Bilingual - Spanish speaking

    **Careers with Optum.** Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do **your life's best work.(sm)**

    _Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law._

    _UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment._

    Job Keywords: Medical assistant, clinic, primary care, family medicine, healthcare, CMA, insurance, referrals, Tucson, AZ, Arizona


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Nursing Assistant (Domiciliary)
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration    Prescott, AZ 86304
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Summary

    Northern Arizona VA Health Care System is looking for a Nursing Assistant (NA) to join the Mental Health and Behavioral Science (Domiciliary) team! The Domiciliary NA will have the basic skills to provide care to patients/residents with acute and chronic conditions in a mental health residential setting.

    Responsibilities

    *****Failing to submit any documentation that is required and listed under the "Required Documents" tab may result in loss of consideration.***** The duties of the position include but are not limited to: Utilizing glucose monitoring machine to collect and document appropriate glucose readings Maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship by displaying respect for human dignity with residents, families and/or significant others utilizing learned communication skills Assisting with getting hygiene supplies to the Veteran per guidelines Assisting with showering for those who are unable to place shower chair or showering supplies in position (either due to being in wheelchair or using walker or cane) Promoting Veteran independence in personal hygiene care Assisting with data gathering when a patient reports having difficulty urinating or stooling Assisting incontinent residents with skin and incontinence care, while allowing for independence Supporting Recovery Model for residents (sober living) Assisting RNs and LPNs with resident medical treatments within scope of practice Reporting pertinent resident observations to the RN and/or other members of the treatment team Maintaining the dignity of all Veterans and guests Obtaining urine collection for drug screens per Domiciliary Urine Drug Screen (UDS) policy Obtaining urine collections for urinalysis (UA) per station policy Obtaining breathalyzers per Domiciliary Breathalyzer guidelines Documenting in the medical record appropriately per Domiciliary training and competencies Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: NOT authorized

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Qualifications

    *****Failing to submit any documentation that is required and listed under the "Required Documents" tab may result in loss of consideration.***** Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Education or Training. The candidate must have 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 appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grandfathering Provisions. All Nursing Assistants employed in VHA as of March 12, 2015 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the series and grade held that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. If an employee who was retained (grandfathered) under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status of the grandfathering provision and must meet the full VA qualification standard basic requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. Grade Determinations: GS-3 Experience: None beyond the basic requirements above. GS-4 Experience/Education: In this role, the Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists higher graded Nursing Assistants, licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The Nursing Assistant in this role provides care under close supervision and refers issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded Nursing Assistants, or other healthcare professionals. Experience: 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 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 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents. Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. 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. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. GS-5 Experience: This is the full performance level for Nursing Assistants. Nursing Assistants at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub acute or chronic states of illness. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. Nursing Assistants at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role. 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 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 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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. 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. 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. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard Physical Requirements: Work requires walking, standing, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, turning, and at times carrying heavy loads. Must be able to utilize good body mechanics and have stamina to withstand stress.

    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

    Receiving Service Credit or 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Nursing Assistant (3 East)
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Summary

    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. This announcement is open to VA employees only, U.S. Citizens apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593011600

    Responsibilities

    The nursing assistant's duties include: assisting patients with bathing and dressing, eating; taking vital signs and reporting them to the RN; turning and repositioning patients; ambulating patients; collecting patient specific information and reporting them to the RNs; providing and emptying bedpans and urinals; recording input and output; lifting patients (using lift equipment) into beds, stretchers, and wheelchairs; answering call lights and responding appropriately; changing bed sheets; restocking supplies. Work Schedule: 0730-2000/1930-0800; Possible rotation to include weekends and holidays

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Qualifications

    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Education or Training. The candidate must have 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 appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grandfathering Provisions. All Nursing Assistants employed in VHA as of March 12, 2015 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the series and grade held that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. If an employee who was retained (grandfathered) under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status of the grandfathering provision and must meet the full VA qualification standard basic requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. Grade Determinations: GS-3 Experience: None beyond the basic requirements above. GS-4 Experience/Education: In this role, the Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists higher graded Nursing Assistants, licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The Nursing Assistant in this role provides care under close supervision and refers issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded Nursing Assistants, or other healthcare professionals. Experience: 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 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 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents. Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. 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. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. GS-5 Experience: This is the full performance level for Nursing Assistants. Nursing Assistants at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub acute or chronic states of illness. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. Nursing Assistants at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role. 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 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 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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. 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. 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. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard 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 NA 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 NA may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The NA must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The NA must be willing to complete annual employee health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

    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

    Receiving Service Credit or 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Nursing Assistant (3 East)
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Summary

    The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. This announcement is open to U.S. Citizens, current employees of the VA apply here:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593013200

    Responsibilities

    The nursing assistant's duties include: assisting patients with bathing and dressing, eating; taking vital signs and reporting them to the RN; turning and repositioning patients; ambulating patients; collecting patient specific information and reporting them to the RNs; providing and emptying bedpans and urinals; recording input and output; lifting patients (using lift equipment) into beds, stretchers, and wheelchairs; answering call lights and responding appropriately; changing bed sheets; restocking supplies. Work Schedule: 0730-2000/1930-0800; Possible rotation to include weekends and holidays

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Qualifications

    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Education or Training. The candidate must have 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 appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grandfathering Provisions. All Nursing Assistants employed in VHA as of March 12, 2015 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the series and grade held that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. If an employee who was retained (grandfathered) under this provision leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status of the grandfathering provision and must meet the full VA qualification standard basic requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. Grade Determinations: GS-3 Experience: None beyond the basic requirements above. GS-4 Experience/Education: In this role, the Nursing Assistant functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists higher graded Nursing Assistants, licensed nursing staff, and other members of the care team in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care, or other patients who are in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The Nursing Assistant in this role provides care under close supervision and refers issues/questions to supervisors, higher graded Nursing Assistants, or other healthcare professionals. Experience: 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 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 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents. Ability to observe patients/residents' or resident's physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. 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. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. GS-5 Experience: This is the full performance level for Nursing Assistants. Nursing Assistants at this grade level function as a member of the nursing care team and assist licensed nursing staff in the care of patients/residents receiving outpatient care, home or community living care or other patients/residents who are in acute, sub acute or chronic states of illness. The distinguishing factor is that patient/resident assignments typically involve more complex nursing needs which can vary within a range of predictable to unpredictable requirements. Nursing Assistants at this level also assume more of a peer education/mentorship role. 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 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 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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. 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. 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. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46, Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard 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 NA 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 NA may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The NA must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. The NA must be willing to complete annual employee health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.

    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

    Receiving Service Credit or 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Assistant - Surgical Specialty Clinic - Days
    Valleywise Health    Peoria, AZ 85381
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Under the clinical direction of the Physician, Physician Assistant and/or Midlevel Provider, and under operational direction of the FHC/CHC Manager or designee, this position provides professional skilled, age specific care for patients in collaboration with all disciplines. This position demonstrates the professional skills and behaviors to promote comprehensive, cost effective, and meaningful healthcare for consumers in a diverse healthcare environment. Performs patient care, secretarial and technical related services for the neonate thru geriatric patient population in both the back and front office.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    + Requires graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants or Valleywise Health approved course.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant related experience, preferably in clinic setting.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires a BLS card through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.

    + Incumbents hired into this position must be must be eligible to sit for one of the two following certification exams:

    + The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

    + The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

    + Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety OR submit a completed Affidavit at time of hire. Must complete fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for fingerprint clearance card.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Behavioral Health Departments- Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Assistant - Surgical Specialty Clinic - Days
    Valleywise Health    Peoria, AZ 85381
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Under the clinical direction of the Physician, Physician Assistant and/or Midlevel Provider, and under operational direction of the FHC/CHC Manager or designee, this position provides professional skilled, age specific care for patients in collaboration with all disciplines. This position demonstrates the professional skills and behaviors to promote comprehensive, cost effective, and meaningful healthcare for consumers in a diverse healthcare environment. Performs patient care, secretarial and technical related services for the neonate thru geriatric patient population in both the back and front office.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    + Requires graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants or Valleywise Health approved course.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant related experience, preferably in clinic setting.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires a BLS card through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.

    + Incumbents hired into this position must be must be eligible to sit for one of the two following certification exams:

    + The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

    + The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

    + Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety OR submit a completed Affidavit at time of hire. Must complete fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for fingerprint clearance card.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Behavioral Health Departments- Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Medical Assistant
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Under the clinical direction of the Physician, Physician Assistant and/or Midlevel Provider, and under operational direction of the FHC/CHC Manager or designee, this position provides professional skilled, age specific care for patients in collaboration with all disciplines. This position demonstrates the professional skills and behaviors to promote comprehensive, cost effective, and meaningful healthcare for consumers in a diverse healthcare environment. Performs patient care, secretarial and technical related services for the neonate thru geriatric patient population in both the back and front office.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    + Requires graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants or Valleywise Health approved course.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant related experience, preferably in clinic setting.

    Specialized Training:

    + None

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires a BLS card through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.

    + Incumbents hired into this position must be must be eligible to sit for one of the two following certification exams:

    + The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

    + The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

    + Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety OR submit a completed Affidavit at time of hire. Must complete fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for fingerprint clearance card.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Behavioral Health Departments- Pursuant to Arizona Administrative Code R9-10-306 CHAPTER 10 of the Dept. of Health Services, personnel must be at least 21 years of age, or at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified under A.R.S. Title 32, and providing services within the personnel member’s scope of practice.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Days - Full Time
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Nights - Full Time
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Days
    Valleywise Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted about 10 hours    

    Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or Director, this position provides professional skilled age specific nursing care for patients in collaboration with the physician and other disciplines. Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs patient related tasks to include, direct patient care, vital signs, daily ADLs, clinical procedures and other tasks as requested. The CNA will also communicate patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician while documenting all interactions in patient's medical record.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    + Requires a high school diploma or GED.

    Experience:

    + Prefer at least one (1) year of relevant nursing assistant or healthcare related experience.

    Specialized Training:

    + Must successfully complete approved Valleywise Health computer classes.

    Certification/Licensure:

    + Requires licensure through the AZ Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

    + Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center is preferred and will be required within 3 months.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    + Bilingual is preferred.

    + Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people.

    + Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills.

    + Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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