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2017-12-012017-12-31

Licensed Practical Nurse (PACT) - Jasper

Jasper, AL

The LPN is responsible and accountable for providing nursing care to individual and groups of patients for an aging, adult population. The incumbent must demonstrate good clinical practice, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The LPN appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing the RN or the medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring a higher level of intervention. He/ she is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The LPN is a member of a core team consisting of the Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, and Medical Support Assistant. The incumbent is also a part of the expanded team consisting of family/ caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient. The PACT support team will assist with delivery of comprehensive primary care and gender specific specialty care through traditional modalities of care as well as via Tele-health and shared medical appointments. The team will also assist the clinic and Women's Health Program with care coordination, performance/quality initiatives, implementation of best practices and pilot projects, and training of primary care staff, medical residents and nursing students.The incumbent will complete other duties as assigned. The incumbent may be assigned and required to travel and work at various CBOCs as needed and work extended clinic hours as needed. The LPN position is clinically and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager of Primary Care.

Preferred Experience:

  • Three (3) years of Ambulatory Care experience is preferred.
  • Current BCLS certification
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed, and flexible, including flexibility in assignment and
  • time scheduling.

Work Schedule: Varies: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, with occasional Saturdays.

Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse (PACT) FS #152, 153, 154, 155

Current BVAMC LPNs will be reassigned at their currentgrade/step; however, the salary may differ due to any applicablechange in location.

This announcement may be used to fill other vacant positions in Primary Care including otherCBOC locations.








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$47,598





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/1/2017



Application Close Date

12/6/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

U.S. Citizens and Current Permanent Federal Employees



Status

Full Time




























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    • Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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

      Veterans preference DOES NOT APPLY to internal announcements.

      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:

      Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States

      Education: A 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. 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.

      (4) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.

      Certification: Possess 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

      Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted 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 VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G.

      English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

      GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

      In addition to the basic requirements, the following qualification criteria must be met for GS-6:

      (a) One 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.
      (c) Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Completed work should need only a general review by a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.
      (d) Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient's needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.
      (e) Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.
      (f) Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
      (g) Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.

      (h) Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
      (i) Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during, and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, educating, and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or NAs/HTs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.
      (j) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.

      References :VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G13, LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated April 15, 2002.





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  • 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 Questionnaireand submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 06, 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: 1


      Job Position: OB-18-KR-2025826-PC-EXT-BU




      The LPN is responsible and accountable for providing nursing care to individual and groups of patients for an aging, adult population. The incumbent must demonstrate good clinical practice, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The LPN appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing the RN or the medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring a higher level of intervention. He/ she is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The LPN is a member of a core team consisting of the Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager, and Medical Support Assistant. The incumbent is also a part of the expanded team consisting of family/ caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient. The PACT support team will assist with delivery of comprehensive primary care and gender specific specialty care through traditional modalities of care as well as via Tele-health and shared medical appointments. The team will also assist the clinic and Women's Health Program with care coordination, performance/quality initiatives, implementation of best practices and pilot projects, and training of primary care staff, medical residents and nursing students.The incumbent will complete other duties as assigned. The incumbent may be assigned and required to travel and work at various CBOCs as needed and work extended clinic hours as needed. The LPN position is clinically and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager of Primary Care.

      Preferred Experience:

      • Three (3) years of Ambulatory Care experience is preferred.
      • Current BCLS certification
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
      • Demonstrated ability to be dependable, self-directed, and flexible, including flexibility in assignment and
      • time scheduling.

      Work Schedule: Varies: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, with occasional Saturdays.

      Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse (PACT) FS #152, 153, 154, 155

      Current BVAMC LPNs will be reassigned at their currentgrade/step; however, the salary may differ due to any applicablechange in location.

      This announcement may be used to fill other vacant positions in Primary Care including otherCBOC locations.







Categories

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

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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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