15 days old
2017-11-282017-12-28

Licensed Practical Nurse-Community Living Center

Pineville, LA

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, the incumbent will provide prescribed medical treatment to Veterans. Duties include: deliver holistic nursing care to Veterans, perform Palliative/Hospice, Restorative, Dementia and Rehabilitative nursing care within an interdisciplinary plan of care, accurately documents the patient's status, provide direct patient care, utilize the current standards in nursing practice. Additional nursing duties also include: barcode medication administration with full documentation of patient's response to prescribed medications, attends education courses as required per policy. Perform Palliative nursing and Dementia Capable Care for Veterans. Provide nursing support within the Community Living Center units (Pod 45A, Pod 45B and Palliative Care) as staffing needs arises, open to providing care to veteran/family in a caring environment, address ethical and end of life issues, complies with Infection Control practices- specifically hand hygiene. Must have Basic Life Support (BLS). Must have computer skills to include the use of electronic medical records.
The LPN is responsible to the leadership of the Associate Chief of Nursing-Community Living Center and Nurse Manager under the leadership of the Associate Director-Patient Care Services.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$39,969

$51,978





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/7/2017



Application Close Date

12/1/2017




Organization

Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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

    • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

      DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalaysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7 (d) of Executive Order 12564.

      PBI INTERVIEWS: The Alexandria VA Medical Center will utilize the Performance Based Interview in the selection process for filling this position, as addressed in HCSM 001-04. Candidates may refer to the following web site in order to prepare for the interview: www.va.gov/pbi.

      Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

      REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the the hiring agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

      The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan-CTA provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive services vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well qualified(have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy.

      Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPMs Career Transition Resources website.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      Citizen of the United States.

      Must be proficient both spoken and written English.

      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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website. Exceptions include:

      (1) Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.

      (2) VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of Public Law 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions.

      (3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school. See paragraph 4, section C.

      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. An LPN/LVN who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part.

      GRADE DETERMINATION:

      GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements. [LPNs at this grade level are expected to perform
      all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work
      may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties
      involved.
      GS-4: Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria below:
      Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
      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.
      LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level;
      however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in
      accordance with all established policies, procedure, and techniques.
      GS-5: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      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.
      GS-6: Completion of at least one (1) year of 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.

      TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED: A copy of your college transcripts.

      References : VA Handbook 5005 at http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Direct_Hand.htm (also available in the local Human Resources Office).





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • Working for the Department of Veterans Affairsoffers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to helpbalance work and life.For more informationplease visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .





  • 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 occupational quesstionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section be

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59EST onMarch 16, 2015to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Onlineto 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 theSubmit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usacover.pdfusing the following Vacancy ID: 1916383. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application

      2. Fax your documents to (478)-757-3144.

      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 position. 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.

      You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

      Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you





  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0620-Practical Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 5


      Job Position: FG-18-DT-2022939-BU




      As a Licensed Practical Nurse, the incumbent will provide prescribed medical treatment to Veterans. Duties include: deliver holistic nursing care to Veterans, perform Palliative/Hospice, Restorative, Dementia and Rehabilitative nursing care within an interdisciplinary plan of care, accurately documents the patient's status, provide direct patient care, utilize the current standards in nursing practice. Additional nursing duties also include: barcode medication administration with full documentation of patient's response to prescribed medications, attends education courses as required per policy. Perform Palliative nursing and Dementia Capable Care for Veterans. Provide nursing support within the Community Living Center units (Pod 45A, Pod 45B and Palliative Care) as staffing needs arises, open to providing care to veteran/family in a caring environment, address ethical and end of life issues, complies with Infection Control practices- specifically hand hygiene. Must have Basic Life Support (BLS). Must have computer skills to include the use of electronic medical records.
      The LPN is responsible to the leadership of the Associate Chief of Nursing-Community Living Center and Nurse Manager under the leadership of the Associate Director-Patient Care Services.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Nursing - Management
  • Therapy - Others
  • 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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