15 days old
2017-11-292017-12-29

Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) - Primary Care

Bend, OR

The incumbent will be assigned to the Primary Care Divisionof the Portland VA Health Care System and functions as a team member under the supervision of the Operations Nurse Manager. The incumbent is responsible for providing patient driven care and administrative support to a Veteran population and is expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients. The incumbent will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team and patients.

Major duties include:

  • initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations;
  • provide patient care based on the patient's condition; using judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments;
  • recognize, report and record relevant patient information;
  • observe, identify and respond to the patients needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education;
  • prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures;
  • recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed;
  • establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills;
  • performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized procedures, including: preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment and monitoring the patient before, during and after the procedure.

Work Schedule: Monday - Saturday, varying daytime tours
Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse








graph of estimated pay ranges
$36,136

$56,281





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/13/2017



Application Close Date

11/30/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



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

    • Your application, rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

      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 a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
      • Hold a 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.
      • Proficient in both written and spoken English.


      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; religious; 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-03: Experience - None beyond the basic requirements.

      GS-04:

      (a) Experience - Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
      (b) 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
      (c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

      GS-05:
      (a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.

      GS-06:
      (a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section





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

    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      Please read the required documents section; failure to submit all required documents will result in disqualification.

      To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaireand 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. You will not be contacted for additional information.

      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: 1


      Job Position: VS-17-ML-1895948-BU




      The incumbent will be assigned to the Primary Care Divisionof the Portland VA Health Care System and functions as a team member under the supervision of the Operations Nurse Manager. The incumbent is responsible for providing patient driven care and administrative support to a Veteran population and is expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients. The incumbent will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team and patients.

      Major duties include:

      • initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations;
      • provide patient care based on the patient's condition; using judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments;
      • recognize, report and record relevant patient information;
      • observe, identify and respond to the patients needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education;
      • prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures;
      • recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed;
      • establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills;
      • performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized procedures, including: preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment and monitoring the patient before, during and after the procedure.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Saturday, varying daytime tours
      Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse







Categories

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

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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