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2017-11-282018-01-09

LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse - Community Living Center

Livermore, CA

Work Schedule: Dependent upon patient care needs, may need to rotate to nights or evenings; rotating weekends and holidays for all shifts

***RELOCATION INCENTIVE /RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. ***

The Community Living Center (CLC) Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) is responsible for practicing within the licensed scope of practice, regulatory and organizational standards, and departmental scope of service. The position requires the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide competent resident centered care and to utilize resources efficiently. The LVN works under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), to provide and evaluate practical nursing care for residents and families, including, but not limited to, behavioral, pain, and stress management, IV therapy, and complex wound care. The CLC is an around-the-clock long term care facility caring for Veterans with chronic medical conditions. Extended Care Nursing service the CLCs at the Menlo Park, Livermore Divisions as well as the Hospice and Sub-acute units at the Pal Alto Division.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides and evaluates practical nursing care for residents and families, including, but not limited to, behavioral, pain, and stress management, IV therapy, and complex wound care.
  • Participates in care planning process, reviews resident's treatment plan and care tracker reports, documents changes observed and/or reported.
  • Delivers care in a dignified manner that preserves and protects rights, autonomy, diversity, cultural preferences, and honors the wishes of residents.
  • Assists with orientation of the new personnel. Acts as a resource person/mentor for LVNs and CAN.
  • Maintains compliance with Joint Commission (JC) Standards and Other Long Term Care regulatory standards by maintaining service readiness.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$51,229

$66,602





Job Details



Application Open Date

11/23/2017



Application Close Date

12/14/2017




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

    • 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:

      U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      Education or Training. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State Agency and/or accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); OR Received health care education/training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualified for full LPN/LVN licensure.

      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. [NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT LICENSURE WITH THE APPLICATION PACKAGE]

      Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      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: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:

      GS-6 Licensed Vocational Nurse:

      A) Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-5 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment and fully meets all of the performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN.

      In addition to meeting the basic requirements and grade determinations, applicant must demonstrate the following:

      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.

      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.

      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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13 Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualifications Standard, dated April 10, 2003, http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

      NOTE: 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.




  • 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 Questionnaireand submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 14, 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: 1


      Job Position: VK-18-DF-2025144-BU




      Work Schedule: Dependent upon patient care needs, may need to rotate to nights or evenings; rotating weekends and holidays for all shifts

      ***RELOCATION INCENTIVE /RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. ***

      The Community Living Center (CLC) Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) is responsible for practicing within the licensed scope of practice, regulatory and organizational standards, and departmental scope of service. The position requires the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide competent resident centered care and to utilize resources efficiently. The LVN works under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), to provide and evaluate practical nursing care for residents and families, including, but not limited to, behavioral, pain, and stress management, IV therapy, and complex wound care. The CLC is an around-the-clock long term care facility caring for Veterans with chronic medical conditions. Extended Care Nursing service the CLCs at the Menlo Park, Livermore Divisions as well as the Hospice and Sub-acute units at the Pal Alto Division.

      The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

      • Provides and evaluates practical nursing care for residents and families, including, but not limited to, behavioral, pain, and stress management, IV therapy, and complex wound care.
      • Participates in care planning process, reviews resident's treatment plan and care tracker reports, documents changes observed and/or reported.
      • Delivers care in a dignified manner that preserves and protects rights, autonomy, diversity, cultural preferences, and honors the wishes of residents.
      • Assists with orientation of the new personnel. Acts as a resource person/mentor for LVNs and CAN.
      • Maintains compliance with Joint Commission (JC) Standards and Other Long Term Care regulatory standards by maintaining service readiness.






Categories

  • Healthcare
  • Palliative care
  • Managed Care
  • Nursing - LPN and LVN
  • 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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