12 days old
2018-08-072018-09-16

LPN-PACT/TELEHEALTH CLINICAL TECHNICIAN

Frederiksted, St Croix 00840
Summary
Duties
Typical work assignments include but are not limited to:
  • Performs patient screening and exercises judgment to perceive patient's needs and evaluates clinical record to determine appropriateness for telehealth, and determines appropriate telehealth modalities.
  • Performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/ or specialized 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 including minor surgery, Podiatry and Gynecology.
  • Takes and records weight, height, intake and output, oxygen saturation and vital signs including plan level; reports abnormal findings to the Registered Nurse.
  • Performs Capillary Glucose Testing (CBG); evaluates the glucose results. If patient is in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, the LPN will immediately notify the Registered Nurse (RN) for management, and will assist accordingly.
  • Completes clinical reminders face to face and by phone pertinent to an Outpatient setting such as MST, Tobacco Screening and Counseling, Depression Screening, Alcohol Screening, Colorectal Cancer screening, Immunizations - Flu/Pneumo, Performs Diabetic Eye Screening using Tele-Retina equipment and Obesity screening (MOVE questionnaire).
  • Performe competently catheterization following standards precautions and the proper management of foley insertion, irrigation, following established procedures.
  • Provides wound care as prescribed and report changes or progress to the RN.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, report immediately to the registered nurse when patient present changes in condition. Initiate BLS if necessary and called for assistance. Proficient in the use of AED.
Other tasks to be performed by the PACT LPN are:
  • Returns phone calls to patients to convey instructions regarding normal labs or as directed by primary care provider.
  • Assists in the coordination of appointments for specialty clinics.Coordinates group visits.Assists at Pelvic and Breast Exams.
  • Coordinates and participates in Shared Medical Appointments as part of the team
The LPN working in Tele-Mental Health Clinic will:
  • Provides basic psychiatric nursing care procedures of listening, reassuring, motivating, encouraging, observing and communicating and assists in handling and acting out behavior.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$41,365
$53,773
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/24/2018

Application Close Date
12/31/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15514-United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Qualification determinations will be done based on the applicant's resume/questionnaire/documents submitted for the position and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to Service.

      **The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on August 3, 2018** .Subsequent referrals of qualified applicants will be referred on the last day of each month (Cutoff dates) or as need it.

      The vacancy announcement will remain open until closed, canceled or filled.

      Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: A relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
      In addition to the Annual Salary: 13.01% Cost Of Living Allowance. (USVI)
      Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-Exempt.
      Bargaining Unit Status: Not Covered

      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

      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

      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.
      • 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; or Health care education in the military service or training in the military which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure; or Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
      • Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurse in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, and must possess current, full active and unrestricted license registration of said license.
      • English Language Proficiency: Applicant must be spoken and written English as required by 38 usc 7402(d) and 7407(d). (No person that is not proficient in spoken and written English will be appointed under authority of 38 USC Chapter 73 of 74 to serve in a direct patient-care capacity.)

      Grade Determinations: The GS-7 grade level is for select, complex LPN/LVN positions, as established by each health care facility. To be advanced, employees must meet all of the following standards, provided the standard is part of their assignment. NOTE: Determinations concerning placement of positions at this grade level shall take into consideration the skill mix and the availability of supervision in the work unit. Although these positions are under the supervision of an RN and/or MD/DO, employees in such settings successfully and consistently demonstrate the exercise of independent technical judgment (without the need for readily available supervision), as well as a comprehensive and thorough working knowledge of the most complex or difficult practices and procedures. Such individuals may also serve as leaders or co-leaders in a nursing unit or for a specifically identified group of patients. (a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-6 level or equivalent, fully meeting all of the performance requirements for the GS-6 LPN/LVN. (b) Knowledge and skills necessary to carry out more specialized patient care duties, including assignments in selected, more complex inpatient and/or outpatient care settings. Knowledge base promotes the incorporation of current patient care data in actively contributing to the development of the patient's overall health plan and in carrying out assigned nursing interventions. Positions at this grade level require broader knowledge and skills because supervision is more general and employees are expected to be involved to a greater degree in the development and modification of treatment plans. (c) Ability to assist RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately prioritize overall patient care needs and adjust plans for care delivery. Makes astute observations of subtle, less obvious changes, both physical and emotional, in patient's condition, and accurately and thoroughly documents care delivered and patient's response to care that could require immediate modification of the patient's care plan. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or MD/DO of changes in patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. At this grade level, the LPN/LVN is expected to participate to a greater degree in prioritizing, and, as appropriate, modifying patient care treatment. They must also possess the ability to observe more subtle physical and emotional changes in patients and demonstrate taking appropriate action based on those observations. (d) Ability to proactively assist the RN or MD/DO in addressing patient's needs for medication/treatments, accurately administering prescribed medications/treatments according to established policies/procedures and appropriately recording administration and patient's response to medications/treatments received. (This may include restricted medication locally authorized for administration by employees at this grade level.) Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to readily recognize the more subtle signs and symptoms of potential or actual drug reactions, promptly inform the RN or MD/DO of observed changes in patient's condition and initiate appropriate, prescribed interventions. Employees at this grade level demonstrate broader knowledge and skill with respect to these responsibilities than employees at lower grade levels. (e) Knowledge and skill to promptly recognize potential urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO for appropriate team intervention and effectively intervene, as directed, to assure the continuation of optimal, safe and therapeutic patient care delivery. At this grade level, the LPN/LVN must have a broader knowledge of the patient treatment process and exercise judgment that demonstrates the ability to effectively intervene when appropriate. (f)Assists individuals or groups of patients and their families to take an active role in promoting healthy lifestyles for more positive patient outcomes. Exercises skill in influencing and communicating with unusually difficult to care for or communicate with patients and/or family members who may exhibit problems with lack of self-control, resistant or abusive behaviors, or impediments in their ability to understand or follow instructions. This includes the ability to effectively deal with the above types of patients under very general supervision. (g) Exhibits skill, creativity and initiative in contributing to the improvement of overall care delivery and patient and/or family satisfaction levels through active participation in committees/task forces, research projects or in developing educational materials/media. Actively promotes and effectively incorporates established customer service standards in all aspects of their practice. (h) Possesses comprehensive practical nursing knowledge and skills in specialized procedures and practices to serve as a resource person for other staff in organizing and implementing more complex/specialized patient care. Serves as a role model and mentor to other nursing staff in the application of more complex technology, effectively guiding and directing their continuing practice in these areas. (i)Supports the RN or MD/DO in monitoring the practice of unlicensed nursing or non-medical staff in patient care delivery. Promptly reports any deviations from normal practice patterns to the RN or MD/DO. In addition to responsibilities at the lower grade level, the LPN/LVN is responsible for monitoring the practice of non-licensed nursing and medical staff. (j)Work of considerable difficulty and responsibility is performed under general supervision. Individuals in these positions are, to a considerable extent, expected to exercise independent technical judgments and to possess and apply a comprehensive working knowledge of the principles, art and science of practical nursing. The staff mix is such that employees at this grade level are expected to perform practical nursing duties of considerable difficulty and responsibility under very general supervision. (k) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, and providing leadership in assisting other staff improve and advance their nursing practice.

      Selected applicant will required to summit a detail and comprehensive summary of each KSAO's.

      References:VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard, dated April 10, 2003. VA Handbook 5005. (also available 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 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 06/13/2018 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: CBAA-10225378-CO-OCA

      Typical work assignments include but are not limited to:
      • Performs patient screening and exercises judgment to perceive patient's needs and evaluates clinical record to determine appropriateness for telehealth, and determines appropriate telehealth modalities.
      • Performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/ or specialized 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 including minor surgery, Podiatry and Gynecology.
      • Takes and records weight, height, intake and output, oxygen saturation and vital signs including plan level; reports abnormal findings to the Registered Nurse.
      • Performs Capillary Glucose Testing (CBG); evaluates the glucose results. If patient is in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, the LPN will immediately notify the Registered Nurse (RN) for management, and will assist accordingly.
      • Completes clinical reminders face to face and by phone pertinent to an Outpatient setting such as MST, Tobacco Screening and Counseling, Depression Screening, Alcohol Screening, Colorectal Cancer screening, Immunizations - Flu/Pneumo, Performs Diabetic Eye Screening using Tele-Retina equipment and Obesity screening (MOVE questionnaire).
      • Performe competently catheterization following standards precautions and the proper management of foley insertion, irrigation, following established procedures.
      • Provides wound care as prescribed and report changes or progress to the RN.
      • Recognizes emergency situations, report immediately to the registered nurse when patient present changes in condition. Initiate BLS if necessary and called for assistance. Proficient in the use of AED.
      Other tasks to be performed by the PACT LPN are:
      • Returns phone calls to patients to convey instructions regarding normal labs or as directed by primary care provider.
      • Assists in the coordination of appointments for specialty clinics.Coordinates group visits.Assists at Pelvic and Breast Exams.
      • Coordinates and participates in Shared Medical Appointments as part of the team
      The LPN working in Tele-Mental Health Clinic will:
      • Provides basic psychiatric nursing care procedures of listening, reassuring, motivating, encouraging, observing and communicating and assists in handling and acting out behavior.

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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.

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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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LPN-PACT/TELEHEALTH CLINICAL TECHNICIAN

VA Medical Center
Frederiksted, St Croix 00840

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