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1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
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

a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation, if required;

OR

a combination of experience and education.
 

 
 
 
2 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level as described above.
  • I have completed a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation. (Note: You must upload a copy of your transcript(s) to ensure proper credit).
  • I have a combination of the education and specialized experience described that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work. (Note: You must upload a copy of your transcript(s) to ensure proper credit).
  • None of the above.
3 Do you have an active and current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in a state or territory of the U.S.? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please provide license number and issuing state. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Please select all the following that describes your experience providing hygiene to patients/Residents. Answer to this question is required
  • Bathing.
  • Shaving.
  • Oral hygiene.
  • Nail/skin care.
  • None of the above.
6 Please select all the following that describes your experience providing medical assistance to patients/Residents. Answer to this question is required
  • Taking and recording routine and special vital signs.
  • Measuring and recording intake and output.
  • Collecting specimens to include urine and stool specimens.
  • Application of ointments, salves, and powders as directed.
  • Serving, feeding, and collecting food trays.
  • Assisting with ambulation.
  • Changing positions by supporting and turning.
  • Escorting to other areas of facility or in transport.
  • Safe movement of patients/Residents utilizing portable lift equipment.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience working with a geriatric population in a Long Term Care or Home Health setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Please select all of the following vital signs you have taken and recorded for geriatric patients/Residents as a regular part of your job duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Blood pressure.
  • Pulse.
  • Respirations.
  • Temperature.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select all of the following tools/technology you have experience using as a regular part of your job duties: Answer to this question is required
  • Specialty Tub(s).
  • Electronic medical thermometers.
  • Glucometers or Accucheck Devices.
  • Oxygen cylinders or related devices.
  • Pulse oximeter units.
  • Shower or bath chairs for the physically challenged.
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses.
  • Wheelchairs.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select all of the following patient/Resident changes in condition you have experience in recognizing and reporting as a regular part of your job duties: Answer to this question is required
  • Changes in vital signs, i.e., B/P, temperature and pulse.
  • Changes in mental status, i.e., memory deficits. slurring of speech, searching for words.
  • Changes in skin, e.g., redness of skin, pressure sores (Stage I-IV).
  • Changes in medical status, i.e., sudden loss of consciousness, weakness of extremities, facial drooping, seizures, etc.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best describes the highest level you have performed as a regular part of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Communication with professional nursing staff or physician. Experience communicating with patients/Residents and their families regarding patient/Resident condition and behavior to provide patient/Resident care information.
  • Communication with patients/Residents, families, nurses and physicians. Experience documenting basic patient/Resident requests/responses to provide patient/Resident status and care information.
  • Communication with professional nurses, members of the health care team, as well as patients/Residents and their families to provide observed and recorded progress/behavior information.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience documenting care in an electronic medical record system? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No