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2017-11-302018-01-02

There are currently 2 LPN vacancies that are located in the Domiciliary Residential Rehab and Treatment Program/Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP-SMI) of the Community Based Care Service Line. The LPN is organizationally and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager and the Program Coordinator of the respective program. Uses sound clinical judgment, demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assignments based on patients' conditions and needs.

  • Utilizes knowledge of physical, social and emotional factors when planning patient care and uses this knowledge effectively in day-to-day interactions with patients and families.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal and demonstrates the ability to respond to patients' immediate and long term needs.
  • Prepares and administers medications correctly and understands the action and side effects of all medications administered.
  • Performs complex treatments and procedures with exceptional skill and knowledge.
  • Applies knowledge of the Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs and Service Line policies and procedures to his/her daily clinical functions and responsibilities.
  • Works with residents individually and within groups to teach and/or enhance living and coping skills that can support transition to successful community living.
  • Demonstrates age specific competency in delivering nursing care to clients from age 18 and over. Is able to distinguish the health needs related to age differences including the effects of substance abuse problems on the physical health of patients and provide age appropriate care.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings to assist in developing rehabilitative treatment goals for patients in the program.
  • As needed, provides escort duties to Veterans based on their care needs.
  • Delivers nursing care as needed and directed at any of the three sites comprising the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, i.e., emergency situation, staffing shortage, special projects.
  • Applies knowledge of effective verbal interventions and preventative tactics during psychiatric crises/emergencies. Utilizes knowledge of physical, social and emotional factors when planning patient care and uses this knowledge appropriately in Condition A & C and Code Blue emergencies. Recognizes and initiates life saving measures appropriately in the absence of other members of the health care team.
  • Participates in planning and/or implementation of Condition A & C and Code Blue drills.
  • Assists the professional nurse and allied health professionals in planning implementation of patient educational and recreational activities.
Tour of Duty: 2 positions - evening tour (3:30 pm - 12:00 am)
Functional Statement Title/#: CBC620.01 LPN
Duty Station: H.J. Heinz (Aspinwall)
This a bargaining unit position. This position is not eligible for telework.
Financial Disclosure Report:
Not Required






graph of estimated pay ranges
$41,368

$50,917





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/21/2017



Application Close Date

12/13/2017




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.
      • Proficient in spoken and written English.
      • Current active and unrestricted license to practice as practical or vocational nurse.
      • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing approved by the appropriate state agency and/or the National League for Nursing (NLNAC).

      Grade Determinations:
      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.
      • Actively 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 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      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 12/13/2017 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: CBCC-10084005-18-LJG




      There are currently 2 LPN vacancies that are located in the Domiciliary Residential Rehab and Treatment Program/Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP-SMI) of the Community Based Care Service Line. The LPN is organizationally and administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager and the Program Coordinator of the respective program. Uses sound clinical judgment, demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assignments based on patients' conditions and needs.

      • Utilizes knowledge of physical, social and emotional factors when planning patient care and uses this knowledge effectively in day-to-day interactions with patients and families.
      • Recognizes deviations from normal and demonstrates the ability to respond to patients' immediate and long term needs.
      • Prepares and administers medications correctly and understands the action and side effects of all medications administered.
      • Performs complex treatments and procedures with exceptional skill and knowledge.
      • Applies knowledge of the Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs and Service Line policies and procedures to his/her daily clinical functions and responsibilities.
      • Works with residents individually and within groups to teach and/or enhance living and coping skills that can support transition to successful community living.
      • Demonstrates age specific competency in delivering nursing care to clients from age 18 and over. Is able to distinguish the health needs related to age differences including the effects of substance abuse problems on the physical health of patients and provide age appropriate care.
      • Participates in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings to assist in developing rehabilitative treatment goals for patients in the program.
      • As needed, provides escort duties to Veterans based on their care needs.
      • Delivers nursing care as needed and directed at any of the three sites comprising the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, i.e., emergency situation, staffing shortage, special projects.
      • Applies knowledge of effective verbal interventions and preventative tactics during psychiatric crises/emergencies. Utilizes knowledge of physical, social and emotional factors when planning patient care and uses this knowledge appropriately in Condition A & C and Code Blue emergencies. Recognizes and initiates life saving measures appropriately in the absence of other members of the health care team.
      • Participates in planning and/or implementation of Condition A & C and Code Blue drills.
      • Assists the professional nurse and allied health professionals in planning implementation of patient educational and recreational activities.
      Tour of Duty: 2 positions - evening tour (3:30 pm - 12:00 am)
      Functional Statement Title/#: CBC620.01 LPN
      Duty Station: H.J. Heinz (Aspinwall)
      This a bargaining unit position. This position is not eligible for telework.
      Financial Disclosure Report:
      Not Required





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Nursing - Management
  • Psychiatry
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Therapy - Others
  • Emergency Medicine

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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