12 days old
2017-12-022018-01-12

Licensed Practical Nurse

Manchester, NH

The incumbent is assigned to the Community Living Center (CLC) in Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line. The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of an RN and reports to the CLC Nurse Manager. The LPN is part of a team of health care professionals and is responsible for duties including, but not limited to:

Provides nursing care.

Administers medications.

Performs procedures and treatments.

Promotes ethical practice.

Responds to medical emergencies.

Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to identify patient education needs.

Documents nursing care, nursing interventions and patient response.

Initiates incident reports.

Documents patient education/discharge planning.

Reports information to RN regarding assigned patients.

Participates in development of initial Kardex and/or Plan of Care.

Floats to other units as requested.

Adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

Maintains safe environment.

Maintains computer system security.

Maintains currency in nursing practice.

Work Schedule: 3:30 p.m. to midnight, or midnight to 8:00 a.m., full or part-time

Financial Disclosure Report: not required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$36,363

$59,156





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/2/2017



Application Close Date

12/18/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



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.





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    • 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.
      • English proficiency
      • licensed LPN
      • graduate of a school of practical nursing approved by NLNAC


      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated in section A, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.

      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 in paragraphs 3b(2)(a) through (c) below:
      (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.
      (d) 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.
      (a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      (b) Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.

      GS-6.
      [(a) Completion of] at least [one (1)] year of [additional] qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent [, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
      (b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.



      References: VA Handbook 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06.




  • 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 12/18/2017 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: 2


      Job Position: JT-10089562-18-VIC-BU




      The incumbent is assigned to the Community Living Center (CLC) in Geriatrics and Extended Care Service Line. The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of an RN and reports to the CLC Nurse Manager. The LPN is part of a team of health care professionals and is responsible for duties including, but not limited to:

      Provides nursing care.

      Administers medications.

      Performs procedures and treatments.

      Promotes ethical practice.

      Responds to medical emergencies.

      Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to identify patient education needs.

      Documents nursing care, nursing interventions and patient response.

      Initiates incident reports.

      Documents patient education/discharge planning.

      Reports information to RN regarding assigned patients.

      Participates in development of initial Kardex and/or Plan of Care.

      Floats to other units as requested.

      Adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

      Maintains safe environment.

      Maintains computer system security.

      Maintains currency in nursing practice.

      Work Schedule: 3:30 p.m. to midnight, or midnight to 8:00 a.m., full or part-time

      Financial Disclosure Report: not required







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Nursing - Management
  • 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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