4 days old
2018-07-132018-08-12
Summary
Duties

The incumbent will assess and provide treatment to general medical patients. Duties include but are not limited to:

Serves as a member of the outpatient clinic team.
Provides care to Veterans requiring complex practical nursing care.
Demonstrate sufficient skill to resolve a range of nursing problems.
LPN requires a general review by the RN for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity within policy and procedures.
LPN will perform complex practical nursing duties of a variety of outpatient clinics.
LPN is expected to display a professional appearance and attitude while interacting with patients, visitors and other VASNHS personnel.
Must be willing to float to other areas within scope of practice as determined by the Nurse Manager

Work Schedule: To be discussed with site manager during interview
Functional Statement Title/#: LPN/000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$45,350
$56,989
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/12/2018

Application Close Date
8/1/2018
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:
      U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
      Education. Graduate of a school of practical or vocation 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. Exceptions include:

      Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.

      VHA employees who were converted to appointments under 38 USC 7401(3) in implementation of Public Lay 98-160, enacted November 21, 1983 and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 USC 7405 in implementation of Public Law 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; and for their future personnel actions under this authority. The waiver will not apply to persons appointed under 38USC 7401(3) or 7405 after these conversions.

      Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.

      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.

      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.

      Grade Determinations: U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      References: VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13

      Physical Requirements:
      The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient, environmental and program needs. Specific requirements include:

      Moderate Lifting 35 lbs.
      Use of Fingers
      Both hand required
      Walking/standing intermittently up to a period of one continuous hour. Total walk/stand time for the day up to 4 hours.
      Intermittent sitting up to a period of one continuous hour. Total sitting time for the day up to 4 hours.
      Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
      Ability to distinguish shades of color.
      Typing intermittently for approximately one to five hours per day.
      Reaching above shoulder required to obtain supplies or light objects.
      Fine motor movements of hand/fingers required to pump blood pressure bulb to obtain blood pressure reading up to 10 times per day.
      Hearing acuity to auscultate using stethoscope (i.e. blood pressure, etc.)
      Corrected vision to 20/30.
      Ability to exert 20 lbs of pressure to compress an adult chest 2" for approximately 1-2 minutes (CPF)
      Frequent hand washing/sanitizing required.

      Environmental Factors:
      Frequent use of computers
      May be exposed to blood/body fluids or infectious diseases.


  • 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 08/01/2018 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: CBAQ-10255228-18-LP

      The incumbent will assess and provide treatment to general medical patients. Duties include but are not limited to:

      Serves as a member of the outpatient clinic team.
      Provides care to Veterans requiring complex practical nursing care.
      Demonstrate sufficient skill to resolve a range of nursing problems.
      LPN requires a general review by the RN for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity within policy and procedures.
      LPN will perform complex practical nursing duties of a variety of outpatient clinics.
      LPN is expected to display a professional appearance and attitude while interacting with patients, visitors and other VASNHS personnel.
      Must be willing to float to other areas within scope of practice as determined by the Nurse Manager

      Work Schedule: To be discussed with site manager during interview
      Functional Statement Title/#: LPN/000000
      Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Categories

Best Care / Best Careers

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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