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9 days old
2018-08-102018-09-16
Locations
Cleveland, OH; Painesville, OH
Summary
Duties
  • Making independent home visits to veterans with complex medical and psychosocial conditions.
  • Making astute observations, thoroughly documenting care, patient education, and the patient's response(s).
  • Seeking assistance and guidance when needed to inform the Registered Nurse or Medical Provider of changes in the patient's condition that potentially could require a higher level of intervention.
  • Making at least 4 home visits per day with frequently driving up to distances of over 100 miles per day.
  • Actively seeking out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, and sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.
  • Effectively incorporating knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
  • Preparing and administering prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, and/or intramuscular) and performing treatments according to established policies/procedures.
  • Observing, identifying and responding 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.
  • Fostering an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.
  • Establishing constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills.
  • Appropriately carrying out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; using judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and accurately recognizing, reporting and recording relevant patient information.
  • Recognizing urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeking assistance of the RN, MD/DO, and/or EMS, and initiating appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
  • Appropriately utilizing knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations, and reactions to situations in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.
  • Working with an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$48,999
$59,754
Job Details
Application Open Date
8/10/2018

Application Close Date
8/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15511-Agency Employees Only

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.

      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 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.
      • Must be a graduate of school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing. (Education will be waived for current 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. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions.)
      • Must possess a 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.
      Preferred Experience:
      • Clinical experience in an adult medical nursing setting, skilled nursing facility, skilled home care or hospice setting
      • Sound history/physical screening experience
      • Leadership and critical thinking skills.
      • Flexibility as a team member and positive relationship skills on an interdisciplinary team.
      • Able to prioritize responsibilities
      • Able to work in wide variety of home environments.
      Grade Determinations:
      GS-07: Must possess at least one year of qualifying experience at the GS-6 level or equivalent. You must fully meet all performance requirements for the GS-6 LPN/LVN or equivalent and your resume must fully support this. Examples of experience include: proficiency 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 patients' conditions; selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; completed work only needs a general review by a registered nurse or physician; preparing and administering prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous); and performing duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices.

      References: VA Qualification Standards in VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07.

      Physical Requirements: Applicant must possess the ability to climb stairs; lift, carry, pull, and push up to 25 pounds; frequent walking, standing, kneeling; repeated bending, squatting; and driving a car for periods up to 2 hours.
  • 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 08/30/2018 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: 2
      Job Position: CBBE-18-CB-10281796-BU

      • Making independent home visits to veterans with complex medical and psychosocial conditions.
      • Making astute observations, thoroughly documenting care, patient education, and the patient's response(s).
      • Seeking assistance and guidance when needed to inform the Registered Nurse or Medical Provider of changes in the patient's condition that potentially could require a higher level of intervention.
      • Making at least 4 home visits per day with frequently driving up to distances of over 100 miles per day.
      • Actively seeking out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, and sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.
      • Effectively incorporating knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/external customers.
      • Preparing and administering prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, and/or intramuscular) and performing treatments according to established policies/procedures.
      • Observing, identifying and responding 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.
      • Fostering an environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.
      • Establishing constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills.
      • Appropriately carrying out assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; using judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and accurately recognizing, reporting and recording relevant patient information.
      • Recognizing urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeking assistance of the RN, MD/DO, and/or EMS, and initiating appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
      • Appropriately utilizing knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations, and reactions to situations in working effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.
      • Working with an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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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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