16 days old
2018-02-082018-03-11

Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Living Center

Bath, NY 14810

Summary

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?

Looking for a rewarding career opportunity?

The Bath VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been recognized as a top facility in the Nation for quality care, patient and employee satisfaction. Bath VAMC is ranked 3rd in the country (out of 141 facilities) in employee satisfaction, with employees ranking it #1 in the category of overall satisfaction. The Bath area has many cultural and natural attractions such as the Finger Lakes, Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins Glen International Raceway and local wineries. Some of the top State Parks in the United States are located here, including Letchworth State Park (voted #1 State Park in the Nation); Watkins Glen and Stoney Brook. Additionally, Bath is within a short driving distance of destinations like Niagara Falls, Toronto, Rochester and New York City. The local education system earned a Bronze ranking for academic indicators.



Duties

These positions are located in the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Bath NY. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out complex practical nursing care assignments in a variety of settings.
  • Provide direct bedside care as assigned by Charge RN or Supervisor.
  • Serve as a member of the health care team with these complex patients and provides direct care to them on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Perform nonstandard and specialized practical nursing activities to resolve a range of nursing problems.
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary care team responsible for the coverage of patient transports, as well as Community Living Center and MVAC unit coverage as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Work Schedule: Full-time. Shift and hours to be discussed at interview.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.






graph of estimated pay ranges
$39,137

$50,883





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/3/2018



Application Close Date

2/28/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

U.S. Citizens, Federal Employees, and Veterans



Status

Full-Time




























  • 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.
      • 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.
      • Licensure: Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia.
      • English Language Proficiency: Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
      Preferred Experience: Past work experience in a Long-term Care facility, Hospice care, Rehabilitation unit, or Dementia Care arena.

      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade:

      GS-3
      None beyond the basic requirements.

      GS-4
      (a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR
      (b) 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
      (c) 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.

      GS-6
      Completion of at least 1 year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13

      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, depending upon qualifications.




  • 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 02/28/2018 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: 4


      Job Position: CAYV-10106629-18-RB-BU




      These positions are located in the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Bath NY. Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Carry out complex practical nursing care assignments in a variety of settings.
      • Provide direct bedside care as assigned by Charge RN or Supervisor.
      • Serve as a member of the health care team with these complex patients and provides direct care to them on a regular and recurring basis.
      • Perform nonstandard and specialized practical nursing activities to resolve a range of nursing problems.
      • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary care team responsible for the coverage of patient transports, as well as Community Living Center and MVAC unit coverage as needed.
      • Perform other related duties as required.

      Work Schedule: Full-time. Shift and hours to be discussed at interview.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others

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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