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2017-11-282017-12-28

Licensed Practical Nurse (PRN) - (Primary Care)

Bend, OR

The LPN/LVN can be expected to operate all administrative and medical equipment safely and correctly in a Primary Care Clinic. Demonstrate excellent listening and comprehension skills. Can assist in deescalating clients and in service recovery. Is responsible for providing focused nursing assessments and administrative support. Observe changes in normal to abnormal, collects data and client history as ordered. Contribute to the assessment of single system reviews. Document the data collected in a systematic way that contributes to the medical and nursing knowledge of the primary care team. Will assess single system health issues and defer multi-system assessments to the Teamlet RN. The LPN/LVN will provide triage for simple to moderate patient calls for medical or nursing help, and work with groups of clients in educational settings. The incumbent completes the Health Promotion/Clinical Reminders as appropriate and documents accordingly in CPRS. Offer concern for changes in plan of care to other team members. Know the differences between normal and abnormal at the individual level. Assist with medical procedures, time outs, set up trays for specific types of exams. Assists with classes and group appointments. Complete a system of nursing tasks that are age/era appropriate for the veteran and orders that include but are not limited to the following; injections, giving medications and vaccines, airway and breathing treatments as ordered, EKG's, bladder scans, pulse oximetry, Snellen Chart eye exams, wraps, catheterizations, wound observations and documentation, Dopplers of legs, foot exams, skin observations, women's health exams, hygiene and simple nutrition teaching, medication teaching, suture removal, glucose meter reading and transmission to the record. Demonstrates flexibility in taking clinic assignments. Complete a system of tasks that are specific to Primary Care services which includes but is not limited to; vital signs collection, completion and interpretation, specimen collections and phlebotomyas prescribed by policy, administers and participates in team assignments, determines a medical emergency and assists with care provided.

PREFERRED CANDIDATE: Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience with knowledge of sterile/procedural care, scheduling, excellent customer service and multi-disciplinary services.

WORK SCHEDULE: Variable hours, Monday through Friday between 7:00am and 7:00pm

NOTE: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy isGS-4 to GS-6.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$38,144

$55,718





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/7/2017



Application Close Date

11/30/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Intermittent




























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

    • This position will be filled on a Intermittent (PRN) permanent basis.

      Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      - A security clearance and a favorable suitability determination are required.

      - A drug test may be required for an applicant who is tentatively selected.

      - A pre-employment physical examination will be required for an applicant who is tentatively selected.

      - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis

      - It is the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all Federal wage and salary payments are paid to employees by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      • Citizen or Naturalized Citizen of the United States
      • 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. Exceptions include: 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.
      • 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.

      GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidates qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade as provided below in specialized experience:

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-3 LEVEL: None beyond the basic requirements.

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-4 LEVEL: Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria: demonstrated six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; orGraduation from an approved schooland 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.

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-5 LEVEL: 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, ODand/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/Ophthalmic Techand/orOptical Techs/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. 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 patients response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patients condition to RN, OD or MD/DO.

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-6 LEVEL: Requires a minimumof at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent:Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.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) forappropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patients needs for care, including medication,equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considersemotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and age-related factors.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 patients condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changes, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.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.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.

      IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

      References : VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical NurseQUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated February 2009,VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office) and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions.





  • 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

    • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

      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.

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
      2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
      3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
      4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

      1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1891089. 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.

      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 30, 2017.





  • 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-1891089-BU




      The LPN/LVN can be expected to operate all administrative and medical equipment safely and correctly in a Primary Care Clinic. Demonstrate excellent listening and comprehension skills. Can assist in deescalating clients and in service recovery. Is responsible for providing focused nursing assessments and administrative support. Observe changes in normal to abnormal, collects data and client history as ordered. Contribute to the assessment of single system reviews. Document the data collected in a systematic way that contributes to the medical and nursing knowledge of the primary care team. Will assess single system health issues and defer multi-system assessments to the Teamlet RN. The LPN/LVN will provide triage for simple to moderate patient calls for medical or nursing help, and work with groups of clients in educational settings. The incumbent completes the Health Promotion/Clinical Reminders as appropriate and documents accordingly in CPRS. Offer concern for changes in plan of care to other team members. Know the differences between normal and abnormal at the individual level. Assist with medical procedures, time outs, set up trays for specific types of exams. Assists with classes and group appointments. Complete a system of nursing tasks that are age/era appropriate for the veteran and orders that include but are not limited to the following; injections, giving medications and vaccines, airway and breathing treatments as ordered, EKG's, bladder scans, pulse oximetry, Snellen Chart eye exams, wraps, catheterizations, wound observations and documentation, Dopplers of legs, foot exams, skin observations, women's health exams, hygiene and simple nutrition teaching, medication teaching, suture removal, glucose meter reading and transmission to the record. Demonstrates flexibility in taking clinic assignments. Complete a system of tasks that are specific to Primary Care services which includes but is not limited to; vital signs collection, completion and interpretation, specimen collections and phlebotomyas prescribed by policy, administers and participates in team assignments, determines a medical emergency and assists with care provided.

      PREFERRED CANDIDATE: Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience with knowledge of sterile/procedural care, scheduling, excellent customer service and multi-disciplinary services.

      WORK SCHEDULE: Variable hours, Monday through Friday between 7:00am and 7:00pm

      NOTE: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy isGS-4 to GS-6.

      NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Psychiatry
  • 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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