1+ months
2017-11-292018-03-15

Licensed Practical Nurse (Open Continuous Announcement)

Sheridan, WY 82801

Summary

**********IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT**********
This vacancy announcement establishes an "Open Continuous Announcement" for eligible applicants to be considered for Licensed Practical Nurse positions. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants interested in a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the Sheridan VA Health Care System. This applicant inventory will be used to fill Permanent or Time-Limited; Full-time or part-time positions as they occur. The specific location for these positions will be Sheridan, Wyoming.

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 VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs

Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. 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.



Duties

**********IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT**********
This vacancy announcement establishes an "Open Continuous Announcement" for eligible applicants to be considered for Licensed Practical Nurse positions. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants interested in a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the Sheridan VA Health Care System. This applicant inventory will be used to fill Permanent or Time-Limited; Full-time or part-time positions as they occur. The specific location for these positions will be Sheridan, Wyoming.

The first list of eligible applicants will be referred to the Selection Official on 12/11/2017 (14 calendar days after opening). Applications received after this date, will be referred as additional staffing needs arise, throughout the life of the announcement.

Important Note: All application packages remain eligible for consideration for 90 days after submission to the announcement. To remain eligible for consideration beyond 90 days, a new application submission is required to indicate your continued interest.

The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for performing direct patient care and support duties as assigned.
The functions of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) include:
Accurately collects, reports, and records appropriate patient care data to contribute to the nursing assessment.
Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team; understands patients' biopsychosocial needs for the purpose of providing care and input to treatment plans.
Identifies and reports signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health status and changes in patient condition.
Prepares and administers prescribed medications in accordance with established policy and procedure and observes, reports, and documents patients' response to medications.
Establishes effective and therapeutic relations with and proves nursing care to acute and chronically ill patients with both medical and mental health conditions.
Recognizes expected outcomes of interventions and reports, records, and exchanges information with members of the treatment team.
Reinforces and reiterates instructions previously presented by a Registered Nurse or physicians.
Promotes environmental safety, security, and patient confidentiality. Recognizes and reports unsafe equipment or situations and follows policy and procedure to assure personal and patient safety during patient care activities.
Maintains therapeutic interpersonal relationships with patients and co-workers.
Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to participate in and adapt to an ever-changing health care environment.
Enters specific information into the patient's electronic record using appropriate formats, medical terminology, and templates. This information must be entered in a complete, confidential, and professional manner to insure information on the patient is shared with other VA staff. This information is to be reviewed on a regular basis.
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies. Attendance of all appropriate staff meetings (interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, other committees as appropriate, etc.) is necessary.
Additional duties may be required to be performed, as needed.

Work Schedule: Multiple work schedules are available (Full-Time, Part-Time, and/or Intermittent-PRN) Weekends, Holidays and Off Shift tours are required in some positions to meet the needs of patients.
Tele work schedules: are not authorized for this position
Virtual work schedules: are not authorized for this position
Functional Statement Title/#: 901039,901040,901041,901042
Status: These positions are part of the bargaining unit.
Relocation / Recruitment Incentives: are not authorized for these positions.
Relocation Expenses: are not authorized for these positions.
Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$34,502

$50,404





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/27/2017



Application Close Date

9/30/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens, Status Candidates and those with Veteran's Preference



Status

Multiple Schedules




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; or Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration. Additional Information Regarding Education: Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
      • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license in any US State, Commonwealth, Territory, or the District of Columbia.
      • Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit.
      • Verbal and written English language proficiency.
      Preferred Experience: None
      Grade Determinations:
      GS-3. None beyond the basic requirements.
      GS-4: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; OR Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.
      GS-5:
      • Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent and
      • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.
      • Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel involved in the delivery of patient care, incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.
      • Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.
      • Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
      • Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
      • Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.
      GS-06:
      • Completion of at least one] year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
      • Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
      • Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Completed work [should need] only a general review by a registered nurse or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.
      • Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.
      • Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.
      • Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
      • Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.
      • Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
      • Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.
      • Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.
      References: VA Handbook 5005, "Staffing," Part II, Chapter 3, Appendix G13, "Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard;" dated April 15, 2002. It also modifies procedures for processing advancements of licensed practical and vocational nurses found in VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 4, paragraph 5c(1)(c).

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6.




  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0620-Practical Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings:


      Job Position: CBBQ-10087825-18-JM-BU-OCA




      **********IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT**********
      This vacancy announcement establishes an "Open Continuous Announcement" for eligible applicants to be considered for Licensed Practical Nurse positions. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants interested in a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the Sheridan VA Health Care System. This applicant inventory will be used to fill Permanent or Time-Limited; Full-time or part-time positions as they occur. The specific location for these positions will be Sheridan, Wyoming.

      The first list of eligible applicants will be referred to the Selection Official on 12/11/2017 (14 calendar days after opening). Applications received after this date, will be referred as additional staffing needs arise, throughout the life of the announcement.

      Important Note: All application packages remain eligible for consideration for 90 days after submission to the announcement. To remain eligible for consideration beyond 90 days, a new application submission is required to indicate your continued interest.

      The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for performing direct patient care and support duties as assigned.
      The functions of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) include:
      Accurately collects, reports, and records appropriate patient care data to contribute to the nursing assessment.
      Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team; understands patients' biopsychosocial needs for the purpose of providing care and input to treatment plans.
      Identifies and reports signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health status and changes in patient condition.
      Prepares and administers prescribed medications in accordance with established policy and procedure and observes, reports, and documents patients' response to medications.
      Establishes effective and therapeutic relations with and proves nursing care to acute and chronically ill patients with both medical and mental health conditions.
      Recognizes expected outcomes of interventions and reports, records, and exchanges information with members of the treatment team.
      Reinforces and reiterates instructions previously presented by a Registered Nurse or physicians.
      Promotes environmental safety, security, and patient confidentiality. Recognizes and reports unsafe equipment or situations and follows policy and procedure to assure personal and patient safety during patient care activities.
      Maintains therapeutic interpersonal relationships with patients and co-workers.
      Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to participate in and adapt to an ever-changing health care environment.
      Enters specific information into the patient's electronic record using appropriate formats, medical terminology, and templates. This information must be entered in a complete, confidential, and professional manner to insure information on the patient is shared with other VA staff. This information is to be reviewed on a regular basis.
      Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies. Attendance of all appropriate staff meetings (interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, other committees as appropriate, etc.) is necessary.
      Additional duties may be required to be performed, as needed.

      Work Schedule: Multiple work schedules are available (Full-Time, Part-Time, and/or Intermittent-PRN) Weekends, Holidays and Off Shift tours are required in some positions to meet the needs of patients.
      Tele work schedules: are not authorized for this position
      Virtual work schedules: are not authorized for this position
      Functional Statement Title/#: 901039,901040,901041,901042
      Status: These positions are part of the bargaining unit.
      Relocation / Recruitment Incentives: are not authorized for these positions.
      Relocation Expenses: are not authorized for these positions.
      Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

      To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing support

Best Care / Best Careers

To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

 As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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