1+ months
2018-01-192018-03-01

Licensed Practitical Nurse - Internal

Boston, MA

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?

***POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE WEST ROXBURY CAMPUS***

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: RESUME AND SF 50



Duties

The Telehealth Clinical Technician (TCT) is a GS6 LPN that serves in a generalist role to support Telehealth clinical programs from the patient location. The incumbent provides a wide range of clinical and technical services to the Veteran that demonstrates complex technical judgment under supervision of a registered nurse or MD. The complexity of duties include serving as the site imager for Telehealth store and forward applications, facilitator for real time Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) encounters, including patient education activities, Primary Care as well as specialty care remote visits, and providing equipment for the Home Telehealth (HT) program. Additionally, provides technical and scheduling support, and other program support duties, as assigned.
The Telehealth Clinical Technician (LPN) duties and responsibilities include the following:
1. Performs telehealth imaging, including tele-retinal screening, tele-dermatology, tele-wound care imaging and other telehealth programming as identified and referred by the primary care provider, other providers, and the imager.
2. Provides patient education related to telehealth care processes, disease processes, disease management and preventative health care.
3. Completes and initiates appropriate clinical reminders, consults, and alerts.
4. Utilizes CPRS Vista Imaging to document telehealth images
5. Utilizes CPRS to document all clinical observations/information/patient education
6. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance from Registered Nurse or medical provider regarding changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention.
7. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.
8. Perform auxiliary testing such as visual acuity, papillary function, estimation of anterior chamber angle depth, intraocular pressure, dilation and visual field
9. Schedules, confirms and coordinates and provides technical support for telehealth services.
10. Reviews planned telehealth encounters to ensure appropriate resources are available (i.e. clinical peripherals, video conferencing) and appropriate mode and circumstance for telehealth modalities have been ordered based on patient's needs.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

NOTE: This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
NOTE:This position is covered by a special rate.
NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
NOTE:Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
NOTE: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
NOTE:This position is in the Excepted Service.
NOTE:Narrative responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy
NOTE: Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE:Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$44,938

$70,458





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/19/2018



Application Close Date

2/1/2018




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. 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. [Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website. Exceptions include:
        t(1)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.
        t(2) 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.
        t(3) 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. An LPN[/LVN] who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part.
      • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English

      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated in section A, 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.

      Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria in paragraphs 3b(2)(a) through (c) below:
      (a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR
      (b) Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) 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
      (c) 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.

      GS-5
      (a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      (b) 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.
      (c) 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.
      (d) 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.
      (e) 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.
      (f) Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
      (g) 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-06

      APPLICANTS MEETING THE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ALSO BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATED KSAO'S
      (a) 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.
      (b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
      (c) 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.
      (d) 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.
      (e) 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.
      (f) 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.
      (g) 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13

      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-03 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 02/01/2018 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:


      Job Position: CAZW-10115766-18-KNA




      The Telehealth Clinical Technician (TCT) is a GS6 LPN that serves in a generalist role to support Telehealth clinical programs from the patient location. The incumbent provides a wide range of clinical and technical services to the Veteran that demonstrates complex technical judgment under supervision of a registered nurse or MD. The complexity of duties include serving as the site imager for Telehealth store and forward applications, facilitator for real time Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) encounters, including patient education activities, Primary Care as well as specialty care remote visits, and providing equipment for the Home Telehealth (HT) program. Additionally, provides technical and scheduling support, and other program support duties, as assigned.
      The Telehealth Clinical Technician (LPN) duties and responsibilities include the following:
      1. Performs telehealth imaging, including tele-retinal screening, tele-dermatology, tele-wound care imaging and other telehealth programming as identified and referred by the primary care provider, other providers, and the imager.
      2. Provides patient education related to telehealth care processes, disease processes, disease management and preventative health care.
      3. Completes and initiates appropriate clinical reminders, consults, and alerts.
      4. Utilizes CPRS Vista Imaging to document telehealth images
      5. Utilizes CPRS to document all clinical observations/information/patient education
      6. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance from Registered Nurse or medical provider regarding changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention.
      7. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.
      8. Perform auxiliary testing such as visual acuity, papillary function, estimation of anterior chamber angle depth, intraocular pressure, dilation and visual field
      9. Schedules, confirms and coordinates and provides technical support for telehealth services.
      10. Reviews planned telehealth encounters to ensure appropriate resources are available (i.e. clinical peripherals, video conferencing) and appropriate mode and circumstance for telehealth modalities have been ordered based on patient's needs.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

      NOTE: This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
      NOTE:This position is covered by a special rate.
      NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
      NOTE:Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
      NOTE: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
      NOTE:This position is in the Excepted Service.
      NOTE:Narrative responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment.
      NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy
      NOTE: Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
      NOTE:Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Managed Care
  • 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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