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2017-11-282017-12-29

Licensed Practical Nurse - Community Living Center (External)

Syracuse, NY

The Licensed Practical Nurse for the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY provides patient care in accordance with established clinical nursing practices under the direction of an RN or physician. The LPN is part of the CLC Team working collaboratively to assist in meeting positive patient care outcomes. The CLC LPN duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Measures and documents vital signs, intake and output and finger stick glucose testing.
  • Turns, positions and assists patients with proper positioning (with use of lift equipment).
  • Collects specimens of body secretions and/or excretions. Assists in providing end of life care.
  • Ensures patient safety.
  • Communicates with patients and their families.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Will be determined at the time of the interview
Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse








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$29,549

$47,598





Job Details



Application Open Date

8/17/2017



Application Close Date

11/30/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Open to US Citizens and all other applicants (Veterans Preference Applies)



Status

Full Time




























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

    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.




  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:

      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Graduate of an ACEN approved LPN school.
      • State LPN/LVN License.
      • English Language proficiency.
      • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).

      Preferred Experience: At least 2 years of qualifying experience in a Nursing Home Care Setting. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      Grade Determinations:

      GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements;
      GS-4: 6 months of qualifying experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse equivalent to a GS-3 level.

      GS-5: At least 2 years of qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered equivalent to

      level work as a LPN. This experience would have been gained in a critical care or similar advanced care environment.

      GS-6: At least 3 years of qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered equivalent to the GS-5 level work as indicated above. This experience must have demonstrated that the candidate possesses the knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. One year of this experience must have been performing higher level duties in clinical areas as referred to in level 5. Prefer at least one year of experience in a Nursing Home or long term care center. Demonstrates the ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' condition(s), uses judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and accurately recognizes, reports and records relevant patient information.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix 13 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc.

      This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.





  • 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 View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 30, 2017to 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: 5


      Job Position: WV-17-REW-1999637-BU




      The Licensed Practical Nurse for the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY provides patient care in accordance with established clinical nursing practices under the direction of an RN or physician. The LPN is part of the CLC Team working collaboratively to assist in meeting positive patient care outcomes. The CLC LPN duties include, but are not limited to:

      • Measures and documents vital signs, intake and output and finger stick glucose testing.
      • Turns, positions and assists patients with proper positioning (with use of lift equipment).
      • Collects specimens of body secretions and/or excretions. Assists in providing end of life care.
      • Ensures patient safety.
      • Communicates with patients and their families.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned.

      Work Schedule: Will be determined at the time of the interview
      Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Home health
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • 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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