16 days old
2018-02-082018-03-18

LPN- Licensed Practical Nurse/Telehealth (Charleston)

Charleston, SC

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?

Become a part of the nation's largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system - the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration - joining the team at a premiere VA facility, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest level quality for more than 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The Ralph H. Johnson VA is rated is the second fastest growing VA in the U.S. for percentage patient growth. For the past three years, the Charleston VA has been rated a 5-Star medical center for quality and efficiency, the highest possible rating according to VA's Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model . The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a regional referral center for robotic surgery and orthopedics, and is a recognized leader in Tele-Mental Health providing care for Veterans throughout the Southeast and across the country through its National Tele-Mental Health Hub. The 152 bed hospital includes six outpatient clinics, a 20 bed nursing home, women's health, and the full range of inpatient and outpatient care including Medical and Surgical Intensive Care. The VAMC provides more than 934,000 outpatient visits and approximately 4,300 inpatient stays annually. The VAMC has an annual budget of $525 million and research funding of more than $28 million. For more information, visit www.charleston.va.gov.



Duties

Serves as a patient site clinical coordinator and manager of Telehealth services in assigned clinic(s). Is essential for the clinical aspects of the intervention. Is available for all Telehealth visits to carry out the following duties:

  • Responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient driven holistic care plan for life.
  • Services as a generalist role, imager and presenter role to support video conferencing, staff training, leaving management systems, telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider locations as the site LPN/Telehealth for telehealth store and forward applications, Home Telehealth (HT) technology, clinical presenter/facilitator for real time telehealth events or Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), including patient education activities, technical support, training, help desk, business processes, scheduling support, and other program support duties, as needed.
  • Demonstrates active collaboration and communication with the patient, Facility Telehealth Coordinator, and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) involved in providing care.
  • Uses practical knowledge of human behavior, motivations and reactions to situations in working effectively with patients, family and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge, skill and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Performs Telehealth imaging, including tele-retinal screening, tele-dermatology, tele-wound care imaging and other Telehealth programming as technology becomes available, as identified and referred by the primary care provider, other providers, and the imager. Guided by local policy/standing orders, the imager can initiate consultations for patients on behalf of the primary care provider, who retains responsibility for the patient care.
This includes but is not limited to Telehealth encounters for: TeleMental health, tele-dermatology, Bariatric Surgery, Hospice, CPAP, Endocrine, Genomics, Transplants, Tele-Retinal and Low Vision, tele-audiology, Palliative Care, ALS, Home Based Primary Care, Pre op and Post op surgery: neurology, cardiology, tele-rehabilitation and telepatient education clinics. Installs, maintains, inventories and trains staff on all video-conferencing technologies, Telehealth peripherals including stetoscopes, outscopes, ultrasound, Doppler's technology and scheduling software used to coordinate, manage resources and connect staff, resources, patients and providers in the manner effective to delivery of services, patient care, education and training.

Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Overtime, shift, weekend, holidays will be required.
Financial Disclosure Report: N/A






graph of estimated pay ranges
$33,394

$48,385





Job Details



Application Open Date

2/8/2018



Application Close Date

2/21/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



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 web site. Exceptions include: o 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.o 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.o Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school. See paragraph 4, section 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.
      • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English.
      Preferred Experience: Tele-health experience preferred. Primary Care, ER or Medical Office experience with 2 years of experience in these areas and a minimum of at least 3 years experience. BLS certification required.

      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-4. (a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; OR (b) 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 (c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.
      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-6. (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. (h) 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.

      References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13, Licenses 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-4 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 02/21/2018 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: CBAY-10135054-18-TW




      Serves as a patient site clinical coordinator and manager of Telehealth services in assigned clinic(s). Is essential for the clinical aspects of the intervention. Is available for all Telehealth visits to carry out the following duties:

      • Responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient driven holistic care plan for life.
      • Services as a generalist role, imager and presenter role to support video conferencing, staff training, leaving management systems, telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider locations as the site LPN/Telehealth for telehealth store and forward applications, Home Telehealth (HT) technology, clinical presenter/facilitator for real time telehealth events or Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), including patient education activities, technical support, training, help desk, business processes, scheduling support, and other program support duties, as needed.
      • Demonstrates active collaboration and communication with the patient, Facility Telehealth Coordinator, and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) involved in providing care.
      • Uses practical knowledge of human behavior, motivations and reactions to situations in working effectively with patients, family and other staff members.
      • Demonstrates the knowledge, skill and ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
      • Performs Telehealth imaging, including tele-retinal screening, tele-dermatology, tele-wound care imaging and other Telehealth programming as technology becomes available, as identified and referred by the primary care provider, other providers, and the imager. Guided by local policy/standing orders, the imager can initiate consultations for patients on behalf of the primary care provider, who retains responsibility for the patient care.
      This includes but is not limited to Telehealth encounters for: TeleMental health, tele-dermatology, Bariatric Surgery, Hospice, CPAP, Endocrine, Genomics, Transplants, Tele-Retinal and Low Vision, tele-audiology, Palliative Care, ALS, Home Based Primary Care, Pre op and Post op surgery: neurology, cardiology, tele-rehabilitation and telepatient education clinics. Installs, maintains, inventories and trains staff on all video-conferencing technologies, Telehealth peripherals including stetoscopes, outscopes, ultrasound, Doppler's technology and scheduling software used to coordinate, manage resources and connect staff, resources, patients and providers in the manner effective to delivery of services, patient care, education and training.

      Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Overtime, shift, weekend, holidays will be required.
      Financial Disclosure Report: N/A





Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Palliative care
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • Neurology
  • Nursing - Management
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • 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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