29 days old
2018-01-232018-03-01

LVN Outpatient Specialty Clinics

San Diego, CA

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?

"Veterans' preference does not apply for current permanent Federal agency employees as long as they are listed as part of the area of consideration."

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.

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf )
Application 10-2850c Application 10-2850c is required to be considered for this position. Please complete form in its entirety. If you answer "YES" to questions item # 15B and/or item # 28 through # 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered "Yes". Information must current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be ineligible for consideration. Information must be current not older than a year.

Resume: Your resume must include the following information for each job you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week) Information must be current not older than a year.

If you fail to submit the required documents, you will be considered ineligible for consideration.


Duties

The Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) of the Nursing and Patient Care Services is located at VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA. The LVN provides care to patients with the goal of promotion and/or maintenance of health and/or prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes performing services requiring technical, manual and basic assessment (data collection) skills. The primary purpose of the outpatient LVN is to provide a full range of services and nursing care to patients who present for or request assistance with a variety of mental, physical and/or behavior problems. The scope of functions and the variety of tasks depend on the area of assignment. The LVN participates in evaluating, planning and executing interventions in accordance with the concept of good nursing care and per the patient's treatment plan. The LVN also contributes to a safe, accessible, efficient and effective patient centered environment of care through active participation in Privacy, and customer service, as well as infection control, emergency preparation and preparedness plans. The LVN fosters/supports a learning environment by participation in the orientation of new employees, providing feedback as ppropriate and seeking opportunities for self-improvement. The LVN's primary commitment is to the patient. (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses)

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week, M-F, 8-hour shifts between 7:00am- 9:30pm. Overtime, weekends and holidays may be require to meet patient care needs. Specific hours will be discussed during the interview process.

Functional Statement Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Outpatient Specialty Clinics, GS 3-6.








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$40,919

$56,222





Job Details



Application Open Date

1/23/2018



Application Close Date

2/1/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

Internal Employee, Agency Employee, Current Federal Employee, U.S. 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:
      U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      Must be a graduate of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and/or the National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
      Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
      Must have a full, current, active and unrestricted license as a graduate licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or District of Columbia.
      Must pass a pre-employment examination if selected.
      Preferred Experience:
      Management of patients in the ambulatory setting, including assisting providers with outpatient minor procedures
      Providing support to providers and registered nurses in an ambulatory clinic, including wound, vascular, and other minor procedures clinics.
      Provided constructively and diplomatically manage emotions during challenging period, resolved conflicts, and prioritizing conflicting demands

      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:
      GS-6: Completion of at least 1 year of 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 G-13 Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.




  • 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 02/01/2018 " 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: CBBS-10121635-18-RM




      The Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) of the Nursing and Patient Care Services is located at VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA. The LVN provides care to patients with the goal of promotion and/or maintenance of health and/or prevention of illness and injury based upon the nursing process which includes performing services requiring technical, manual and basic assessment (data collection) skills. The primary purpose of the outpatient LVN is to provide a full range of services and nursing care to patients who present for or request assistance with a variety of mental, physical and/or behavior problems. The scope of functions and the variety of tasks depend on the area of assignment. The LVN participates in evaluating, planning and executing interventions in accordance with the concept of good nursing care and per the patient's treatment plan. The LVN also contributes to a safe, accessible, efficient and effective patient centered environment of care through active participation in Privacy, and customer service, as well as infection control, emergency preparation and preparedness plans. The LVN fosters/supports a learning environment by participation in the orientation of new employees, providing feedback as ppropriate and seeking opportunities for self-improvement. The LVN's primary commitment is to the patient. (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses)

      Work Schedule: 40 hours a week, M-F, 8-hour shifts between 7:00am- 9:30pm. Overtime, weekends and holidays may be require to meet patient care needs. Specific hours will be discussed during the interview process.

      Functional Statement Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Outpatient Specialty Clinics, GS 3-6.







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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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