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2017-12-012017-12-31

Licensed Vocational Nurse (Community Living Center)

Big Spring, TX 79720

This position is for a full time permanent Licensed Vocational Nurse located on theCommunity Living Center. The incumbent will provide basic nursing care to the patient as needed, supporting activities of daily living, and meeting the patient's physical, emotional, and comfort needs. They should be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with patients, families, and coworkers. The incumbent will be responsible for administering medicationsto patients, as well asdocumenting the patient's care intoa computerized patient record system (CPRS). The incumbent will also need to have the knowledge of age specific differences from the adult and older population. They must meet the needs of customers while supporting the VA mission.

Work Schedule: Monday-Sundayshift workwith rotating weekends and holidays.

Functional Statement Title/#:000000

Financial Disclosure: Not required

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
*This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$32,772

$51,321





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/30/2017



Application Close Date

12/15/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates



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.


      Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.


      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

      EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo


      The VA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment actions must be taken on the basis of merit and without discrimination.

      Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

      Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
      a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

      b. 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:
      (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.
      (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.
      (3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school. See paragraph 4, section C.

      c. 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.

      d. Physical Standards. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      e. English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

      Grade Determinations:

      (1) 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.


      (2) GS-4. 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.

      (d) 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.]


      (3) GS-5. Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.


      (4) 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13. Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard.





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section

    • VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

      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 the View 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) on Friday, December 15, 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.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS 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 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: 3


      Job Position: VHA-519-17-NR2008227wi-BU




      This position is for a full time permanent Licensed Vocational Nurse located on theCommunity Living Center. The incumbent will provide basic nursing care to the patient as needed, supporting activities of daily living, and meeting the patient's physical, emotional, and comfort needs. They should be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with patients, families, and coworkers. The incumbent will be responsible for administering medicationsto patients, as well asdocumenting the patient's care intoa computerized patient record system (CPRS). The incumbent will also need to have the knowledge of age specific differences from the adult and older population. They must meet the needs of customers while supporting the VA mission.

      Work Schedule: Monday-Sundayshift workwith rotating weekends and holidays.

      Functional Statement Title/#:000000

      Financial Disclosure: Not required

      Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
      *This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN

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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