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2018-02-062018-03-18

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?

The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS provides primary, secondary and tertiary medical, neurological and mental health inpatient care. Services include hemodialysis, sleep studies, substance abuse treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hematology/oncology and rehabilitation programs. Both primary and specialized outpatient services are available including such specialized programs as; ambulatory surgery, spinal cord injury, neurology, infectious disease, substance abuse, PTSD, readjustment counseling, mental health diagnostic and treatment programs. In addition, the facility provides comprehensive health care services for female veteran's patients and offers an 86-bed Community Living Center which includes Palliative Care.




Duties

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to a medical or surgical unit provides specialized, safe and individualized nursing care to acutely ill patients with difficult; complex and rapidly changing physiological arid/or emotional needs.Initiates appropriate actions based upon his/her observations of the patient's condition in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN).
Uses established patient care procedures for all patients and related nursing care such as administering medications, catheterizing, irrigating, and suctioning patients.
Tube feeds and bathes acutely ill patients, providing lifting, turning and oral/hygiene care.
Observes the patient and reports gross changes inpatient's vital signs, symptoms and general physical and emotional condition for inclusion in the patient's care plan.
Performs treatments such as wound care, make complex sterile dressing changes, catheterizations, bladder irrigations, nasotracheal suction, chest percussions instructs patients in postural drainage, maintains rotating tourniquets, and whirlpool baths.
Responds to emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest. Initiates and follows instructions in critical situations.
Sets up humidifiers, nebulizers, gauges and suction apparatus and gives treatments that require operation of special equipment such as oxygen and suction.
Understands and describes the human body structure, function, illnesses and diseases; the uses and contraindications of certain medications, the treatment procedures, the related patient charting, for the purpose of assisting with assessment, planning implementation and evaluation as well as communication with the multidisciplinary team.
Uses equipment, materials, medications and supplies in a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures that support nursing care of all patients.
Observes and reports the patient's physical, emotional and psychological response to nursing care, medical treatment and other therapy.
Identifies and reports hazardous conditions and equipment in need of repair in a timely manner.
Practice proper body mechanics in order to prevent injury to self and patients/residents.

Work Schedule: Day/Evening (7:30 am - 4:00 pm rotating Evenings 3:30 pm - 12:00 am) or Permanent Evenings (3:30 pm - 12: 00 am) or Permanent Nights (11:30p - 8:00 am). All tours include weekends and holidays. Subject to change based on agency needs.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required









graph of estimated pay ranges
$33,797

$49,464





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/6/2018



Application Close Date

2/23/2018




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:

      Experience and 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 1006. 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 requirement 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 12, 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 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.

      Licensure. Full active, current and unrestricted license 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 Profiency. LPN/LVNs appointed to direct patient care positions must be profient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

      Preferred Experience: 1-2 years LPN Experience in Long Term Care/Rehab Unit; BLS Certification

      Grade Determinations:

      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:
      Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section, 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. 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: 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. [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.
      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. Prepare and administer prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures. Observe 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 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, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard

      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 02/23/2018 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: Many


      Job Position: CBCZ-10133020-18-RH




      The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to a medical or surgical unit provides specialized, safe and individualized nursing care to acutely ill patients with difficult; complex and rapidly changing physiological arid/or emotional needs.Initiates appropriate actions based upon his/her observations of the patient's condition in collaboration with the Registered Nurse (RN).
      Uses established patient care procedures for all patients and related nursing care such as administering medications, catheterizing, irrigating, and suctioning patients.
      Tube feeds and bathes acutely ill patients, providing lifting, turning and oral/hygiene care.
      Observes the patient and reports gross changes inpatient's vital signs, symptoms and general physical and emotional condition for inclusion in the patient's care plan.
      Performs treatments such as wound care, make complex sterile dressing changes, catheterizations, bladder irrigations, nasotracheal suction, chest percussions instructs patients in postural drainage, maintains rotating tourniquets, and whirlpool baths.
      Responds to emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest. Initiates and follows instructions in critical situations.
      Sets up humidifiers, nebulizers, gauges and suction apparatus and gives treatments that require operation of special equipment such as oxygen and suction.
      Understands and describes the human body structure, function, illnesses and diseases; the uses and contraindications of certain medications, the treatment procedures, the related patient charting, for the purpose of assisting with assessment, planning implementation and evaluation as well as communication with the multidisciplinary team.
      Uses equipment, materials, medications and supplies in a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures that support nursing care of all patients.
      Observes and reports the patient's physical, emotional and psychological response to nursing care, medical treatment and other therapy.
      Identifies and reports hazardous conditions and equipment in need of repair in a timely manner.
      Practice proper body mechanics in order to prevent injury to self and patients/residents.

      Work Schedule: Day/Evening (7:30 am - 4:00 pm rotating Evenings 3:30 pm - 12:00 am) or Permanent Evenings (3:30 pm - 12: 00 am) or Permanent Nights (11:30p - 8:00 am). All tours include weekends and holidays. Subject to change based on agency needs.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required








Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Dialysis
  • Palliative care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Neurology
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Wound Care
  • 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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