Student Nurse Technician


Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Fresno, CA - Sep 02, 2022 via USAJobs

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Under the supervision of a preceptor, the Student Nurse Technician (SNT) provides nursing care to patients including: nutrition, cleanliness, hydration, toileting, ambulation, skin integrity by skin care, turning, positioning and alignment, administering treatments, obtaining vital signs, collecting specimens and assisting with procedures.

Basic Requirements: 1.

United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.n2.

English Language Proficiency.

In accordance with 38 U.S.C.

7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.n3.

Enrolled in a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.n4.

Must have completed the 1st clinical semester towards a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degreen5.

Transcripts (official or unofficial)n7.

Recommendation letter from the Dean/Director of the school of nursing.

Letter should include a nomination of the student to the program, verification of enrollment as a full-time student (as defined by the school), with anticipated graduation date.n8.

One to two-page essay, double spaced, explaining why you want to be a nurse and why you want to work at the VA.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting & Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling & Pushing (7-8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing & Kneeling (up to 1 hour): Repeated bending (7-8 hours); Both legs required.

Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional and Mental Stability.

May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.

May occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders.

Note: Student Nurse Technicians will be paid their regular straight time base rate, but will not receive any additional premium pay for working on a legal holiday, Sundays or at night.

Additionally, students will receive their regular straight time pay for time off, if relieved or prevented from working by the occurrence of a legal holiday.

No compensation will be paid to students for working overtime; however, students may be granted equivalent time off for service in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.

A minimum of two(2) 8-hour shifts per pay period must be completed to maintain the position.

As a trainee, students may not be assigned to compressed work schedules, except when rotating with an assigned preceptor working through a pre-assigned compressed work schedule.

This temporary trainee rotation must be limited as previously mentioned.

When appointed on a full-time or part-time basis, students are entitled to accrue annual and sick leave in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C.

63.

When appointed on an intermittent basis, students are not entitled to leave accruals



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