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2018-02-092018-03-18

Licensed Practical Nurse - Restorative Palliative Hospice - CLC 2

Des Moines, IA

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The VA Central Iowa Health Care System provides a full continuum of care between the Des Moines campus and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) and is one of the Medical Centers that make up the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23). Employee selected may be expected to perform duties at other duty sites within VA Central Iowa Health Care System based on the needs of the organization.



Duties

The Licensed Practical Nurse assigned to the Community Living Center, is responsible for providing care to a Veteran population with widely diverse conditions/diagnoses. He/she is responsible for direct patient care activities under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform duties of a Licensed Practical Nurse at a competent level.
  • Implements orders and provides care to a variable resident population.
  • Performs duties/assignments with supplemental verbal instructions that are given by a Registered Nurse.
  • Observes, identifies, and responds to resident's need for care.
  • Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in resident's condition promptly and accurately notating deviations from normal to the RN and/or Physician.
  • Responsible for supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
  • Considers all characteristics of the individual including age, life stage, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences to provide optimum veteran centered care.
  • Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to positively influence veteran care outcomes.
Work Schedule: Evening & Nights, 8 hour shifts. All tours will rotate weekends and holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$36,549

$56,592





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/7/2018



Application Close Date

2/20/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS



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.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • 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.
      • Education: Must be a Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and/or the NLN at the time program was completed or completion of education or training in the military service which is accepted by the Licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements
      • Licensure: 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
      • English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English (LVN/LPNs appointed to direct care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d)

      Grade Determinations:

      GS-4
      (Experience): Must have completed at least (6) six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN.

      OR

      GS-4 (Education): Must have graduated from an approved school and have (1) 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 (Education Continued) Must have graduated from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

      GS-5 Must have completed at least (1) one year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level.

      GS-6 Must have completed at least (1) one year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent and fully meets all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN.

      Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
      • Flexibility in schedule and assignments for a 24/7 facility
      • Highly motivated, self-directed individual
      • 1-2 years of experience
      • Poised and articulate in communicating with individuals of varied education and ethnic backgrounds
      • Strong background in medical documentation
      • Collaborative and effective team member
      • Good organizational and time-management skills
      • Previous Hospice/Palliative Care Experience

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6.




  • 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 02/20/2018 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: CBAV-10134199-18-LC




      The Licensed Practical Nurse assigned to the Community Living Center, is responsible for providing care to a Veteran population with widely diverse conditions/diagnoses. He/she is responsible for direct patient care activities under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

      • Perform duties of a Licensed Practical Nurse at a competent level.
      • Implements orders and provides care to a variable resident population.
      • Performs duties/assignments with supplemental verbal instructions that are given by a Registered Nurse.
      • Observes, identifies, and responds to resident's need for care.
      • Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in resident's condition promptly and accurately notating deviations from normal to the RN and/or Physician.
      • Responsible for supporting factors that impact customer satisfaction.
      • Considers all characteristics of the individual including age, life stage, state of health, race and culture, values, and previous experiences to provide optimum veteran centered care.
      • Administers medications and procedures per established policies and guidelines.
      • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to positively influence veteran care outcomes.
      Work Schedule: Evening & Nights, 8 hour shifts. All tours will rotate weekends and holidays.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • 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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