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Licensed Practial Nurse

VA Medical Center


Location:
Tampa, FL
Date:
05/04/2018
2018-05-042018-06-07
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • LPN/LVN
  • Infection Control
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Long Term Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Home Health
  • Emergency Services
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Job Details


Summary

LPN position provides in-home skilled nursing services covering an area of approximately 40 miles radius or up to an hour and a half drive from the Lakeland Outpatient Clinic office. Patient population consists of mostly elderly, chronically ill patients requiring astute observations, appropriate action based upon these observations, and effective communication with the interdisciplinary care team and PA's or ARNP's. Preference will be given to staff with experience in primary care, geriatrics, and home care. The LPN must consistently exercise independent technical judgment without the need for readily available supervision, and have a comprehensive and thorough working knowledge of the most complex or difficult practices and procedures.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required




Duties

  • Proficient in verbal and written communication.
  • Provide patient care services in the patients' homes, such as phlebotomy, foley care, mediplanners, glucose monitors, vital signs, etc..
  • Handles the most complex tasks with little or no difficulty.
  • Promptly recognizes potentially urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks the assistance of the RN and/or ARNP/PA/MD for appropriate team intervention, and effectively intervenes.
  • Patient population consists of mostly elderly, chronically ill patients requiring astute observations of subtle physical and emotional changes in patients and requires appropriate action based upon these observations.
  • Communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary care team. Must keep RN's, PA's or ARNP's apprised of patients condition.
  • Provide health education to patients and their families and/or caregivers.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$39,789

$53,779





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/26/2018



Application Close Date

5/15/2018




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.

      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.
      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.
      • Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice.

      The GS-7 grade level is for select, complex LPN positions. To be advanced, employees must meet all of the following standards.
      • 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.
      • 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 of patient care data actively contributes to the development of the patient's overall health plan and enables them to carry out assigned nursing interventions.
      • Broader knowledge and skills are required at the GS-7 grade because supervision is more general and these LPNs are more involved in the development and modification of the patient's plan of care than LPNs at the GS-6 grade.
      • Ability to serve as leaders or co-leaders in a nursing unit or for a specifically identified group of patients.
      • Under the supervision of an RN or Nurse Practitioner, employees in such settings successfully and consistently exercise independent technical judgment without the need for readily available supervision, and have a comprehensive and thorough working knowledge of the most complex or difficult practices and procedures.
      • 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.
      • Are accountable to Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Associate Chief of Nursing Service for Extended Care, and Associate Chief of Staff/Nursing.
      • Receive assignments from the Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioners and are evaluated on the basis of nursing skills/duties, medication administration/skills, communication skills, teaching skills/duties, and customer service.
      • Work of considerable difficulty and responsibility is performed under general supervision.


      Preferred Experience:
      • Primary care experienced is preferred
      • Geriatric care experience is preferred
      • Proficiency in electronic documentation of care.
      • Above average interpersonal skills
      • Experience with VA performance standards and clinical reminders.
      Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulders; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 2 hours); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).




  • 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 05/15/2018 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: CBAK-10197334-18-EED




      • Proficient in verbal and written communication.
      • Provide patient care services in the patients' homes, such as phlebotomy, foley care, mediplanners, glucose monitors, vital signs, etc..
      • Handles the most complex tasks with little or no difficulty.
      • Promptly recognizes potentially urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks the assistance of the RN and/or ARNP/PA/MD for appropriate team intervention, and effectively intervenes.
      • Patient population consists of mostly elderly, chronically ill patients requiring astute observations of subtle physical and emotional changes in patients and requires appropriate action based upon these observations.
      • Communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary care team. Must keep RN's, PA's or ARNP's apprised of patients condition.
      • Provide health education to patients and their families and/or caregivers.






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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