9 days old
2018-07-102018-08-09

Licensed Practical Nurse (PACT)

Lorain, OH
Summary
Duties
  • Provides nursing care for Veterans with population-specific needs by incorporating pertinent physical, psychosocial and cultural needs into the patient plan of care.
  • Accurately prepares and administers medications; properly performs treatments and procedures.
  • Provides direct nursing care to patients based on individualized plan of care, reinforces teaching and written instructions initiated by the RN Care Manager.
  • Collaborates with the RN to establish priorities for patient care.
  • Participates in daily huddles with PACT team.
  • Functions independently with minimal supervision depending on grade and skill.
  • Demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assigned procedures based on the patients' condition.
  • Recognizes signs and symptoms of medical and behavioral emergencies and responds appropriately.
  • Responds promptly to patient requests for assistance.
  • Competent in using equipment and technical procedures in the assigned area such as: glucose-meters; respiratory equipment, infusion pumps, other related equipment.
  • Applies skills, such as motivational interviewing to promote patient self-management toward patient driven holistic care plan for life.
  • Promotes health, wellness and risk education strategies.
  • Demonstrates effective i communication skills in varying medias to include telephone, secure messaging, CPRS, instant messaging, and written.
  • Demonstrates support of the PACT team in meeting clinical objectives, organizational measures, and achieving desired outcomes for identified goals.
  • Participates in unit based activities such as Unit Based Councils, staff in services and meetings to promotion communication, education, and knowledge among staff.
  • Maintains positive interpersonal relationship skills in an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Maintains sound documentation, history/physical screening, and therapeutic skills.
  • Maintains competency for phlebotomy to provide routine coverage in the lab.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., depending on the needs of the clinic
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
graph of estimated pay ranges
$39,173
$55,914
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/6/2018

Application Close Date
7/26/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • 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:
      • Outpatient/clinic setting experience
      • At least three years of experience as an LPN
      • Phlebotomy experience
      Grade Determinations:
      • GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements.
      • GS-4: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN -OR- Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived by appointing official) 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.
      • GS-5: Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      • 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/LVN.
      References: VA Qualification Standards in VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06.

      Physical Requirements: Applicant must possess the ability to do the following: heavy lifting and carrying, 45 pounds and over; pulling, pushing and reaching above the shoulder; walking, standing, kneeling and repeated bending.
  • 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 07/26/2018 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-AF-10253801-BU

      • Provides nursing care for Veterans with population-specific needs by incorporating pertinent physical, psychosocial and cultural needs into the patient plan of care.
      • Accurately prepares and administers medications; properly performs treatments and procedures.
      • Provides direct nursing care to patients based on individualized plan of care, reinforces teaching and written instructions initiated by the RN Care Manager.
      • Collaborates with the RN to establish priorities for patient care.
      • Participates in daily huddles with PACT team.
      • Functions independently with minimal supervision depending on grade and skill.
      • Demonstrates the ability to vary the order and sequence of assigned procedures based on the patients' condition.
      • Recognizes signs and symptoms of medical and behavioral emergencies and responds appropriately.
      • Responds promptly to patient requests for assistance.
      • Competent in using equipment and technical procedures in the assigned area such as: glucose-meters; respiratory equipment, infusion pumps, other related equipment.
      • Applies skills, such as motivational interviewing to promote patient self-management toward patient driven holistic care plan for life.
      • Promotes health, wellness and risk education strategies.
      • Demonstrates effective i communication skills in varying medias to include telephone, secure messaging, CPRS, instant messaging, and written.
      • Demonstrates support of the PACT team in meeting clinical objectives, organizational measures, and achieving desired outcomes for identified goals.
      • Participates in unit based activities such as Unit Based Councils, staff in services and meetings to promotion communication, education, and knowledge among staff.
      • Maintains positive interpersonal relationship skills in an interdisciplinary setting.
      • Maintains sound documentation, history/physical screening, and therapeutic skills.
      • Maintains competency for phlebotomy to provide routine coverage in the lab.
      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., depending on the needs of the clinic
      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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