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2017-11-292018-01-01

Licensed Practical Nurse Wyoming Healthcare Center (Podiatry)

Wyoming, MI

DUTIES:

The candidate will become proficient in basic and complex Nail Care. Upon hire, will agree to complete all training required (TMS training/ 98 learning hours and 80 clinical hours: May vary depending on the training approved at the time of hire) to complete, and obtain and maintain a Basic Foot Care Course-Nail Care Certification within 6 months of assignment.

LPN will assist provider with management of podiatry clinic and support as assigned, to include ensuring clinic is stocked with necessary instruments and transporting dirty instruments to the dirty utility room for sterile processing.

Performs a range of nursing care activities while assigned to a Primary Care/extended care/Mental Health area/Specialty care area. In addition to performing the personal care, treatment, teaching, recording, and supportive duties of the primary/extended care/mental health unitthe LPNalso carries out the additional duties as follows:

Serves as an active member of the health care team with professional and supportive personnel.

Attends meetings with the interdisciplinary treatment team and contributes to the development and changes in the comprehensive treatment plans.

As team leader, demonstrates ability to vary the order/sequence of assigned procedures used on knowledge of the patient's condition.

Assumes responsibility for a designated unit in accordance with JCAHO standards and recommends with a professional registered nurse ultimately responsibilities.

Reviews report on patient's condition and other pertinent data, using judgment in selecting the most appropriate application of procedures and guidelines.

Considers physical, emotional and social factors in modifying nursing care plans.

Documents, using clear, concise, and accurate nursing notes that reflect the implementation of and patient's response to care.

Demonstrates ability to use knowledge of patient's condition toward working effectively with patients, family, and other staff members.

Promotes patient participation in the therapeutic community with the goal of fostering self-direction and independence.

Provides assistance or complete physical care for patients by observing, identifying, and responding to specific patient needs.

Administers prescribed medications following standard medical center policies.

Demonstrates practical knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations in the provision of nursing care.

Provides a safe environment and protects patient's rights.

Demonstrates knowledge, skill and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations.

Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients to illicit feelings and attitudes and to promote positive relationships, communications, and socialization skills.

Administers more complex treatments such as complex wound care, suctioning, and treatments.

Prepares patients for off/on unit complex diagnostic procedures.

May assist in these procedures and provides support for patients having such procedures.

Able to assess changes in patient's conditions significant enough to notify the immediate supervisor and/or determining nursing care.

Demonstrates ability to make recommendations on changes in comprehensive treatment plan based upon observations, analysis of patient's condition and response to the current plans.

Provides orientation for new LPN/NA employees and students in assigned unit. Acts a role model.

Provides guidance for LPN/NAs on assigned unit by answering questions and resolving typical procedural problems.

Establishes relationships with family members towards goal of accepting patient's illness.

Documents patient/family teaching.

Seeks educational opportunities on a continuing basis to promote professional growth.

Participates, when appropriate and assigned, in unit research projects.

Provides IV site access, care and documents procedures to maintain IV sites, and also administers medications via IV.

Assists the Physician with a variety of diagnostic procedures (i.e. sutures, debriding wounds and dressings).

Clinics nurse may assist with procedures such as lumbar punctures








graph of estimated pay ranges
$33,181

$53,778





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/15/2017



Application Close Date

12/4/2017




Organization

Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























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

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

      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:

      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      • 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

      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, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.
      GS-3

      • None beyond the basic requirements. LPNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license (e.g., medication administration); however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.

      GS-4

      • Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
      • Graduation from an approved school and 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.

      GS-5

      • Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems.
      • 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.
      • Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action
      • Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO.
      • Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.

      GS-6

      • Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.
      • 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) for appropriateness and conformity with established policies/procedures.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
        tActively 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 Appendix G13.





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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.




  • 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 theView Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onMonday, December 04, 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.

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      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: 2


      Job Position: BI-18-513514-MRH-2023978-BU




      DUTIES:

      The candidate will become proficient in basic and complex Nail Care. Upon hire, will agree to complete all training required (TMS training/ 98 learning hours and 80 clinical hours: May vary depending on the training approved at the time of hire) to complete, and obtain and maintain a Basic Foot Care Course-Nail Care Certification within 6 months of assignment.

      LPN will assist provider with management of podiatry clinic and support as assigned, to include ensuring clinic is stocked with necessary instruments and transporting dirty instruments to the dirty utility room for sterile processing.

      Performs a range of nursing care activities while assigned to a Primary Care/extended care/Mental Health area/Specialty care area. In addition to performing the personal care, treatment, teaching, recording, and supportive duties of the primary/extended care/mental health unitthe LPNalso carries out the additional duties as follows:

      Serves as an active member of the health care team with professional and supportive personnel.

      Attends meetings with the interdisciplinary treatment team and contributes to the development and changes in the comprehensive treatment plans.

      As team leader, demonstrates ability to vary the order/sequence of assigned procedures used on knowledge of the patient's condition.

      Assumes responsibility for a designated unit in accordance with JCAHO standards and recommends with a professional registered nurse ultimately responsibilities.

      Reviews report on patient's condition and other pertinent data, using judgment in selecting the most appropriate application of procedures and guidelines.

      Considers physical, emotional and social factors in modifying nursing care plans.

      Documents, using clear, concise, and accurate nursing notes that reflect the implementation of and patient's response to care.

      Demonstrates ability to use knowledge of patient's condition toward working effectively with patients, family, and other staff members.

      Promotes patient participation in the therapeutic community with the goal of fostering self-direction and independence.

      Provides assistance or complete physical care for patients by observing, identifying, and responding to specific patient needs.

      Administers prescribed medications following standard medical center policies.

      Demonstrates practical knowledge of human behavior, motivations, and reactions to situations in the provision of nursing care.

      Provides a safe environment and protects patient's rights.

      Demonstrates knowledge, skill and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations.

      Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients to illicit feelings and attitudes and to promote positive relationships, communications, and socialization skills.

      Administers more complex treatments such as complex wound care, suctioning, and treatments.

      Prepares patients for off/on unit complex diagnostic procedures.

      May assist in these procedures and provides support for patients having such procedures.

      Able to assess changes in patient's conditions significant enough to notify the immediate supervisor and/or determining nursing care.

      Demonstrates ability to make recommendations on changes in comprehensive treatment plan based upon observations, analysis of patient's condition and response to the current plans.

      Provides orientation for new LPN/NA employees and students in assigned unit. Acts a role model.

      Provides guidance for LPN/NAs on assigned unit by answering questions and resolving typical procedural problems.

      Establishes relationships with family members towards goal of accepting patient's illness.

      Documents patient/family teaching.

      Seeks educational opportunities on a continuing basis to promote professional growth.

      Participates, when appropriate and assigned, in unit research projects.

      Provides IV site access, care and documents procedures to maintain IV sites, and also administers medications via IV.

      Assists the Physician with a variety of diagnostic procedures (i.e. sutures, debriding wounds and dressings).

      Clinics nurse may assist with procedures such as lumbar punctures







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Therapy - Others
  • Wound Care
  • Emergency Medicine

Best Care / Best Careers

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 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.

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Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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VA Medical Center
Wyoming, MI

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