4 days old
2018-07-122018-08-11

LPN NAIL TECHNICIAN

Charlotte, NC
Summary
Duties

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides safe, individualized recovery-oriented nursing care to patients on the Specialty Clinic Outpatient setting with assistance in other areas as required (Surgical, Urology, Gynecology, Podiatry, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology) He/she requires a minimum of supervision and performs the listed duties with skill and effectiveness. The Specialty Clinic LPN works under the direction of the RN and/or physician; completing assigned duties in providing care to patient populations at all complexity levels and care settings.

The duties include; but are not limited to:
1. Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families/significant others.
2. Performs diabetic foot screening which includes: visual screening, pulses and
sensation.
3. Demonstrates competence in performing safe nail care according to physician and established nursing procedure. Utilizes special nail trimming instruments for provision of nail care.
4. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide safe and individualized nursing care to patients with difficult, complex and rapidly changing physiological and/or emotional needs.
5. Prepares the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments and other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during and following the procedure.
6. Familiarity with appropriate specimen collection, laboratory results, critical values/parameters and follow up protocols in collaboration with providers.
7. Determines the immediate need for intervention and notifies the RN accordingly.
8. Demonstrates ability to manage telephone/secured messaging communications to include disease management, medication management, pre or postoperative care.
9. Documents practical nursing care in a responsible, accountable manner.
10. Knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with internal and external customers.
11. Fosters an environment of respect for individual, patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.
12. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information in accordance with HIPPA regulations and medical center policies.

Work Schedule: Must be available for HCC - Charlotte operating hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 4:15pm; some extended hours, holidays and weekends may occur.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$37,563
$58,295
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/11/2018

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.

      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.

      Physical Requirements: 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. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.
      Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • Basic Requirements:
      a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizen may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
      b. Education. Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or [accredited by] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)] at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency [or] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission], 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006.
      c. 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.
      e. English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

      Grade Determinations:
      GS-3.
      None beyond the basic requirements.
      GS-4.
      Employees may be appointed at or advanced to GS-4 if they meet any of the criteria in paragraphs 3b(2)(a) through (c) below:
      (a) Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
      (b) Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) 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
      (c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.
      (d) LPNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedure, and techniques.
      GS-5.
      (a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.
      (b) Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. [Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health
      Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.]
      (c) Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.
      (d) Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures.
      Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.
      (e) Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.
      (f) Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
      (g) Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.
      GS-6.
      (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: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13; Dated, April 2003.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6.
  • 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: 1
      Job Position: CBBT-10255258-659-18-AW-BU

      The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides safe, individualized recovery-oriented nursing care to patients on the Specialty Clinic Outpatient setting with assistance in other areas as required (Surgical, Urology, Gynecology, Podiatry, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology) He/she requires a minimum of supervision and performs the listed duties with skill and effectiveness. The Specialty Clinic LPN works under the direction of the RN and/or physician; completing assigned duties in providing care to patient populations at all complexity levels and care settings.

      The duties include; but are not limited to:
      1. Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families/significant others.
      2. Performs diabetic foot screening which includes: visual screening, pulses and
      sensation.
      3. Demonstrates competence in performing safe nail care according to physician and established nursing procedure. Utilizes special nail trimming instruments for provision of nail care.
      4. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide safe and individualized nursing care to patients with difficult, complex and rapidly changing physiological and/or emotional needs.
      5. Prepares the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments and other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during and following the procedure.
      6. Familiarity with appropriate specimen collection, laboratory results, critical values/parameters and follow up protocols in collaboration with providers.
      7. Determines the immediate need for intervention and notifies the RN accordingly.
      8. Demonstrates ability to manage telephone/secured messaging communications to include disease management, medication management, pre or postoperative care.
      9. Documents practical nursing care in a responsible, accountable manner.
      10. Knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in all interactions with internal and external customers.
      11. Fosters an environment of respect for individual, patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care delivery.
      12. Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information in accordance with HIPPA regulations and medical center policies.

      Work Schedule: Must be available for HCC - Charlotte operating hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 4:15pm; some extended hours, holidays and weekends may occur.

      Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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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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