23 days old
2018-02-012018-03-10

Licensed Practical Nurse, (Primary Care Float CBOC Lab)

Clare, MI 48617

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.

The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

This is an external job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E. Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under the INTERNAL announcement, IMP-10117929-18-KO unless applying by using Veteran Preference. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veterans' preference.


Duties

Incumbent provides clinical care including lab services as an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) under the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan. The LPN/LVN and provides a wide range of clinical services to the Veteran that demonstrates complex technical judgment under direct supervision of a registered nurse or MD. The LPN utilizes basic nursing skills and techniques, of varying degrees of complexity, in a general care setting, to provide personal and general nursing care to adult patients, aged 18-85 and older, who require treatment for common medical conditions. The Primary Care LPN is assigned to a CBOC lab at multiple CBOC locations and completes specimen collections and processing. In addition, the Primary Care LPN may be assigned to primary care duties and may utilize Clinical Video Telehealth equipment to facilitate primary care remote visits.

The LPN participates in data collection, implementation, and evaluation of care for all ages of patients treated. In care of the elderly, planning and implementation is aimed at providing care to support and reduce the effects of the aging process, health maintenance and promotion, minimizing adverse effects of drugs, and maintenance of optimal psychosocial functioning, including assisting with the management of confusion and disorientation. The Primary Care LPN will not be assigned to a specific Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and will cover primary care and lab duties at the CBOCs requiring the incumbent to drive in a government vehicle.

Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care Float CBOC Lab) GS 620
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required








graph of estimated pay ranges
$33,394

$48,385





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/1/2018



Application Close Date

2/21/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

20 Hours




























  • 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.

      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.

      The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

      The standard VA workweek of 40 hours shall serve as the basis for computation of salary. Payment is made bi-weekly for hours actually worked. Actual salary is a proportionate amount of the work full per annum rate. This is determined by prorating the amount of time worked in relation to the standard VA 40-hour workweek. In computing the bi-weekly amount payable, the full per annum rate for a 40-hour workweek first is divided by 2,080 to establish the hourly rate, as computed to the nearest cent, counting one-half cent and over as a whole cent; the hourly rate then is multiplied by the number of hours actually worked during the pay period.

      Receiving Service Credit or 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

      The Medical Center is smoke free in all areas other than the one designated area for employees.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:
      To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, (02/21/2018)
      • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • Education. 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), previously known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Exceptions include: t
        • 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.
        • 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.
        • Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
      • 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.
      • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English.

      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: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met

      GS-05:

      Experience. Completion of at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-4 LPN/LVN.

      You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities based on your application for this position: Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.
      4. Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
      5. Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

      GS-06:

      Experience. Completion of at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent and fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities based on your application for this position: Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.
      1. Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
      6. 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.
      7. 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.

      Qualifying experience is successful nursing practice as an LPN/LVN, maintaining acceptable standards within a health care setting under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or physician (MD/DO).This may include experience as a GPN or GVN (graduate practical or vocational nurse) provided the candidate was utilized as a practical or vocational nurse and passed the State licensure examination on the first attempt.

      Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard.

      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-06 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 02/21/2018

      • 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.
      • 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.

        tTo 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:


      Job Position: DE-10117928-18-KO




      Incumbent provides clinical care including lab services as an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) under the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan. The LPN/LVN and provides a wide range of clinical services to the Veteran that demonstrates complex technical judgment under direct supervision of a registered nurse or MD. The LPN utilizes basic nursing skills and techniques, of varying degrees of complexity, in a general care setting, to provide personal and general nursing care to adult patients, aged 18-85 and older, who require treatment for common medical conditions. The Primary Care LPN is assigned to a CBOC lab at multiple CBOC locations and completes specimen collections and processing. In addition, the Primary Care LPN may be assigned to primary care duties and may utilize Clinical Video Telehealth equipment to facilitate primary care remote visits.

      The LPN participates in data collection, implementation, and evaluation of care for all ages of patients treated. In care of the elderly, planning and implementation is aimed at providing care to support and reduce the effects of the aging process, health maintenance and promotion, minimizing adverse effects of drugs, and maintenance of optimal psychosocial functioning, including assisting with the management of confusion and disorientation. The Primary Care LPN will not be assigned to a specific Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) and will cover primary care and lab duties at the CBOCs requiring the incumbent to drive in a government vehicle.

      Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
      Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
      Telework: Not Available
      Virtual: This not a virtual position.
      Functional Statement Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (Primary Care Float CBOC Lab) GS 620
      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required







Categories

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