11 days old
2018-07-062018-08-09

Licensed Practical Nurse

Cincinnati, OH
Summary
Duties

Duties for this position may include but are not limited to:
-Interaction with patients and families
-Provides basic personal care, including oral hygiene, denture care, shaving and grooming, cleaning and clipping fingernails, bathing (shower, bed or tub), according to nursing procedures and guidelines;
-Provides a safe, comfortable, pleasant environment, including clean bed, bedside stand, over-bed table, and a safe ward in general
-Identifies hazards that relate to patient care management and reports condition that needs correction to appropriate persons
-Positions patients and over-bed table and assists patients with meals and nourishments
-Feeds patients as indicated, and encourages fluids prn
-Sets up and administers oxygen
-Performs catheterization when assigned
-Initiates foley catheter care, according to procedure, and applies external catheter
-Participates in the disposition of the patient and provides care of the body after death
-Carrying out complex nursing activities for patients with physical and/or behavioral problems
-Ability to identify and take appropriate actions in crisis situations with high-risk patients
-Demonstrates initiative, clinical competence in long term care nursing
-Self-direction and adherence to work obligations
-Demonstrate effective communication skills and interpersonal relationships
-Applies and removes non-sterile bandages, slings, elastic bandages and stockings
-Takes and records vital signs and measurements, which include temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, and weight
-Assists with the instruction of patients regarding self-care activities and patient education assigned by the RN for reinforcement
-Recognizes medical emergency situations and initiates appropriate action
This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position.

Work Schedule: Day and Night shifts available


Functional Statement Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) GS 3-6.

This announcement is open to all qualified candidates. Cincinnati VAMC employees should apply under Announcement CBBC-10244618-18-LAD which is posted for internal employees only from June22, 2018 thru July 13 2018. Per the Master Agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection.

graph of estimated pay ranges
$45,164
$54,839
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/23/2018

Application Close Date
7/13/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Physical Requirements: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

      Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

      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:
      • 3 years if LPN experience is preferred
      • Previous nursing home experience is 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:

      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 questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM 07/13/2018 .
      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS 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 Application 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: 4
      Job Position: CBBC-10244619-18-LAD

      Duties for this position may include but are not limited to:
      -Interaction with patients and families
      -Provides basic personal care, including oral hygiene, denture care, shaving and grooming, cleaning and clipping fingernails, bathing (shower, bed or tub), according to nursing procedures and guidelines;
      -Provides a safe, comfortable, pleasant environment, including clean bed, bedside stand, over-bed table, and a safe ward in general
      -Identifies hazards that relate to patient care management and reports condition that needs correction to appropriate persons
      -Positions patients and over-bed table and assists patients with meals and nourishments
      -Feeds patients as indicated, and encourages fluids prn
      -Sets up and administers oxygen
      -Performs catheterization when assigned
      -Initiates foley catheter care, according to procedure, and applies external catheter
      -Participates in the disposition of the patient and provides care of the body after death
      -Carrying out complex nursing activities for patients with physical and/or behavioral problems
      -Ability to identify and take appropriate actions in crisis situations with high-risk patients
      -Demonstrates initiative, clinical competence in long term care nursing
      -Self-direction and adherence to work obligations
      -Demonstrate effective communication skills and interpersonal relationships
      -Applies and removes non-sterile bandages, slings, elastic bandages and stockings
      -Takes and records vital signs and measurements, which include temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height, and weight
      -Assists with the instruction of patients regarding self-care activities and patient education assigned by the RN for reinforcement
      -Recognizes medical emergency situations and initiates appropriate action
      This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position.

      Work Schedule: Day and Night shifts available


      Functional Statement Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) GS 3-6.

      This announcement is open to all qualified candidates. Cincinnati VAMC employees should apply under Announcement CBBC-10244618-18-LAD which is posted for internal employees only from June22, 2018 thru July 13 2018. Per the Master Agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the Department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection.

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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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