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2018-07-132018-08-12

LPN - COMMUNITY CARE- CASE MANAGER ASSISTANT

Pineville, LA
Summary
Duties

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Care-in-the-Community will be assigned to Community Care Service, which is aligned under the office of the Chief of Staff, under general supervision of the RN Clinical Manager. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible and accountable for the delivery of nursing care to veterans in the Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS). The incumbent has the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated efforts in carrying out the complex practical nursing care assignment with the patients ranging in age from young adulthood to the senior years of life. The LPN will manage episodes of care that have been referred into the community (either through the Choice Programs, or through traditional Community VA Care). The LPN will serve as a liaison to both internal and external providers by sharing clinical information in accordance with VA privacy rules. He/ She will be responsible for ensuring seamless transition to and from the community.

He/she possesses the knowledge related to VHA guidelines, utilization review criteria, current evidence based standards of care, compliance guidelines and local policy. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. The LPN will work in a team. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Scheduling Community Care Appointments
  • Performs administrative and clinical support duties of the Community Care Coordination, to ensure quality, timely, and efficient patient-centered referrals.
  • Manages the TPA portal to include Veteran Comments, Notifications, Medical Documentation, and other TPA communications.
  • Coordinates referrals with the PACT teams.
  • Scanning of medical documentation with proper documentation in CPRS alerting appropriate staff
  • Active participation in the entire Community Care team Coordination process
  • Contact patients and/or Community VA Care providers for documentation for consult closure
  • Assists RN Care Managers with coordinating ancillary and specialty care documentation flow of Community Care Outpatient care, Emergency Room visits and Inpatient admissions.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
graph of estimated pay ranges
$40,525
$52,689
Job Details
Application Open Date
6/9/2018

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
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.

      This is a Temporary appointment Not To Exceed One Year.

      THIS POSITION IS OPENED UNTIL FILLED. THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS 06/29/18 AND EVERY 15 WORK DAYS THEREAFTER IF A SELECTION IS NOT MADE FROM THE FIRST CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBLES.



      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.

      Seasonal Influenza Program:
      Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.

      DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:
      The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.

      REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
      Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the hiring agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

      EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
      The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

      PLACEMENT POLICY:
      The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

  • 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.
      • 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. An LPN[/LVN] who has or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 of this part.
      Required Experience: 3 to 5 years of increasingly complex nursing experience, preferably general medical/surgical nursing. Be broadly acquainted with clinical treatment modalities. Proficient in the English language and possess proficient computer skills. Knowledge and experience with Word, Excel, Outlook, CPRS, VISTA and other VA computer programs.

      Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements the following qualification criteria must be met for the identified grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.
      (a) 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.

      (b) Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.

      (c) 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.

      (d) 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.

      (e) 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.

      (f) 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.

      (g) 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.

      (h) 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.

      (i) 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.

      (j) 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: Veterans Health Administration / Handbook 5005/3 APPENDIX G13. LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-6.


      Physical Requirements: The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. 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 up to 50 pounds. 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 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. In addition, the incumbent must be emotionally stable and adjust to different types of personalities, demonstrating cheerfulness, compassion, courtesy and concern. He/she must be quick and dependable in taking emergency action as directed and use initiative in preventing accidents.
  • 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 09/30/18 to receive consideration. This is a Temporary appointment Not To Exceed One Year.

      THIS POSITION IS OPENED UNTIL FILLED. THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS 06/29/18 AND EVERY 15 WORK DAYS THEREAFTER IF A SELECTION IS NOT MADE FROM THE FIRST CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBLES.

      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: 4
      Job Position: CAYJ-10230886-18-DT

      The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Care-in-the-Community will be assigned to Community Care Service, which is aligned under the office of the Chief of Staff, under general supervision of the RN Clinical Manager. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible and accountable for the delivery of nursing care to veterans in the Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS). The incumbent has the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated efforts in carrying out the complex practical nursing care assignment with the patients ranging in age from young adulthood to the senior years of life. The LPN will manage episodes of care that have been referred into the community (either through the Choice Programs, or through traditional Community VA Care). The LPN will serve as a liaison to both internal and external providers by sharing clinical information in accordance with VA privacy rules. He/ She will be responsible for ensuring seamless transition to and from the community.

      He/she possesses the knowledge related to VHA guidelines, utilization review criteria, current evidence based standards of care, compliance guidelines and local policy. Core elements of performance include knowledge and active participation in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service programs. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community. The LPN will work in a team. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

      • Scheduling Community Care Appointments
      • Performs administrative and clinical support duties of the Community Care Coordination, to ensure quality, timely, and efficient patient-centered referrals.
      • Manages the TPA portal to include Veteran Comments, Notifications, Medical Documentation, and other TPA communications.
      • Coordinates referrals with the PACT teams.
      • Scanning of medical documentation with proper documentation in CPRS alerting appropriate staff
      • Active participation in the entire Community Care team Coordination process
      • Contact patients and/or Community VA Care providers for documentation for consult closure
      • Assists RN Care Managers with coordinating ancillary and specialty care documentation flow of Community Care Outpatient care, Emergency Room visits and Inpatient admissions.
      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday - 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

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 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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