6 days old
2017-12-072018-01-06

LPN (PACT Float)

Kansas City, MO

The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in a variety of settings - acute inpatient care. The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of an RN and is part of the Patient Aligned Care Team with a focus on patient centered care delivery.

The incumbent serves as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the point of care for the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in a variety of settings acute inpatient care.

The LPN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting.This broad based clinical knowledge enables the LPN to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others. The LPN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to:

-Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers.

-Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written.

-Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment.

-Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice.

-Utilize nursing research, evidence based practice and literature in daily practice.

-Provide care appropriate to the bio-psychosocial needs of the population served. This knowledge includes an understanding of the changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data relating to the patient's current health status, which will facilitate the delivery of care appropriate to the age specific needs of the adult and geriatric patient.

-Provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population.

-Practice requirements include BLS.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor.

Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse PACT Primary Care








graph of estimated pay ranges
$36,363

$57,088





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/7/2017



Application Close Date

12/27/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

This announcement is open to current KCVA, other VA and federal employees only. The link for internal merit promotion job announcements is http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486007000



Status

Full Time




























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    • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.


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

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





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • Basic Requirements:

      Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      Education. Graduate of a school of practicalnursing 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.

      OR

      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 licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.

      OR

      You are licensed in a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school, provided you have demonstrated successful practice as an LPN. 1 year of successful practice is considered the equivalent of graduation from an approved school of 12 months duration.

      OR

      You have graduated from a foreign school of professional nursing, and are in possession of a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration, meets the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

      Licensure. Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealthof the United States, or District of Columbia. You must maintain a full, active, current and unrestricted licensure to continue employment with the VA. An LPN 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 VA Policy. You must maintain a full, active, current and unrestricted licensure to continue employment with the VA.

      IV Certification.Current IV certification. An LPN must maintain a current IV certification to continue employment with the VA.

      NOTE: Please provide certificates, transcripts, and/or licensures as appropriate.

      English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by VA Policy.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      -BLS preferred.

      -Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      Grade Determinations:

      In addition to the basic requirements stated above, 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

      -Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN.

      OR

      -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

      -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/ 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.

      -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.

      -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.

      -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.

      -Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

      -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

      -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.

      -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 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.





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    • 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 Wednesday, December 27, 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.

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  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

    • Series: 0620-Practical Nurse


      Job Pay Type: Per Year


      Job Openings: 1


      Job Position: CD-18-NLS-2026366




      The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in a variety of settings - acute inpatient care. The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of an RN and is part of the Patient Aligned Care Team with a focus on patient centered care delivery.

      The incumbent serves as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the point of care for the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The LPN function is to provide quality nursing care to a culturally diverse veteran population of varying complexity in a variety of settings acute inpatient care.

      The LPN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting.This broad based clinical knowledge enables the LPN to effectively implement health promotion and prevention interventions, manage acute and chronic illness states, assist veterans in the attainment of optimal levels of functioning through rehabilitation, and provide supportive measures for the dying patient and their significant others. The LPN possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to:

      -Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with internal and external customers.

      -Maintain confidentiality of patient/employee information electronically, verbally, and written.

      -Work and function within a safe manner including infection control and operation of equipment.

      -Integrate and apply pertinent aspects of the Medical Center performance improvement program into his/her professional practice.

      -Utilize nursing research, evidence based practice and literature in daily practice.

      -Provide care appropriate to the bio-psychosocial needs of the population served. This knowledge includes an understanding of the changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data relating to the patient's current health status, which will facilitate the delivery of care appropriate to the age specific needs of the adult and geriatric patient.

      -Provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population.

      -Practice requirements include BLS.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm. This position potentially requires flexibility in schedule and assignments, as this is a 24/7 hospital. Some positions require rotation of tours or indefinite work on non-administrative tours as established by the immediate supervisor.

      Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse PACT Primary Care







Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • 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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