18 days old
2018-02-022018-03-04

Licensed Practical Nurse

Syracuse, NY

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?

This vacancy is located with the 6B Medical/Surgical, Oncology inpatient unit. This nursing unit provides care to post-operative patients, and medical patients.


Duties

This LPN vacancy is for our 6B Medical/Surgical Oncology inpatient nursing unit. This nursing unit provides care to post-operative patients, and medical patients.. Providing patient care in accordance with established nursing practices under the direction of an RN or physician.

Duties include:
Delivers care to the patient in respect, non-judgmental manner and according to patient's plan of care. Sets limits within the nurse/patient relationship which are clearly defined.
Recognizes significant changes in patient's condition/response to the Registered Nurse.
Accurately documents and retrieves patient information utilizing CPRS.
Performs aspects of patient education as directed (i.e., health promotion, glucometer, B/P monitoring, etc.).
Maintains a safe/clean work environment.
Adheres to standards or practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medicine.
Observes patient for adverse effect from medication and reports to the RN Care Manager.
Employs appropriate lifting/moving/transfer techniques/devices.
Possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment.
Works effectively with patients/families/visitors/co-workers/ and/or members of the other services to promote positive interactions.
Other duties, as assigned.

Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.



Work Schedule: Day/Evening, Day/Night








graph of estimated pay ranges
$26,587

$48,385





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/1/2018



Application Close Date

2/7/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



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.
      Candidate must be 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 (NLNAC) at the time you completed the program. Exceptions include: (1) Health care education in the military service or training in the military service that is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure meets the education requirements. (2) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
      Candidate must have a full, active, current and unrestricted license as a practical or vocational nurse in s State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or District of Columbia.
      LPN/LVN nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.

      Grade Determinations:
      GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements.
      GS-4: Meeting the basic requirements and 6 months of qualifying experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
      GS-5: Meeting the basic requirements and Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent (candidate demonstrates 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: Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent (candidate has demonstrated knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patient's conditions; utilizes judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments).

      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 02/07/2018 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: CBAL-18-KE-10127682-




      This LPN vacancy is for our 6B Medical/Surgical Oncology inpatient nursing unit. This nursing unit provides care to post-operative patients, and medical patients.. Providing patient care in accordance with established nursing practices under the direction of an RN or physician.

      Duties include:
      Delivers care to the patient in respect, non-judgmental manner and according to patient's plan of care. Sets limits within the nurse/patient relationship which are clearly defined.
      Recognizes significant changes in patient's condition/response to the Registered Nurse.
      Accurately documents and retrieves patient information utilizing CPRS.
      Performs aspects of patient education as directed (i.e., health promotion, glucometer, B/P monitoring, etc.).
      Maintains a safe/clean work environment.
      Adheres to standards or practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medicine.
      Observes patient for adverse effect from medication and reports to the RN Care Manager.
      Employs appropriate lifting/moving/transfer techniques/devices.
      Possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment.
      Works effectively with patients/families/visitors/co-workers/ and/or members of the other services to promote positive interactions.
      Other duties, as assigned.

      Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.



      Work Schedule: Day/Evening, Day/Night







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • 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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