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Licensed Practical Nurse - Charlottesville Community Based Outpatient Clinic

VA Medical Center


Location:
Charlottesville, VA
Date:
12/17/2017
2017-12-172018-01-22
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • LPN/LVN
  • Nurse Manager
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • IV Therapy
  • Wound Care
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Job Details


Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

NOTE: Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected.

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.


Duties

Duties: The duties for the LPN at the Charlottesville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)will include, but are not limited, to theassistance of patients with rehabilitation and medical/surgical needs for acute and chronic patients.Incumbent performs, reports and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinic. Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring conform and privacy, monitors patient during the procedure. Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. Perform daily therapies to include wound care, medication administration, teaching patient and nutritional assessments. Assures a safe patient environment. The LPN is directly accountable to the registered professional nurse who has been assigned as the Charge Nurse. The Nurse Manager has overall administrative responsibility for the supervision and guidance of the LPN.

Work schedule:Normal work schedule will be the day tour of duty, Monday-Friday. Alternate tours are required as dictated by patient care needs, and clinic functionality. Extended hours, including weekends and holidays as needed. (Management reserves the right to determine and/or change tour of duty).

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

Supervisory Position: No

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Recruitment/relocation incentives: Recruitment/Relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Probationary Period: May be required.

This position does not require a financial disclosure.








graph of estimated pay ranges
$42,361

$55,073





Job Details



Application Open Date

12/16/2017



Application Close Date

12/29/2017




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

United States Citizens



Status

Full Time




























  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section

    • This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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

      Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered a the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment.

      Equal Employment Opportunity: All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex,national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status as a parent, or non-disqualifying physical handicap. For information regarding the No FEAR Act Regulations, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 724.





  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

    • BASICREQUIREMENTS

      Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

      Education: Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by theAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. 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; Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.

      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.

      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).

      Preferred Experience:A minimum of four (4) years of LPN experience in an acute care or clinic setting strongly preferred.

      IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

      GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Grade Determination. In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met for the GS-6. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.

      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 assignedduties in providing care to variable patient populations.

      (c) Knowledge and ability to appropriately carryout assigned patient care based on the patients' conditions; to use judgment inselecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; andto accurately recognize, report and record relevant] patient information. Completed work [should need] only a generalreview by a registered nurse [(RN) or physician (MD/DO)] for [ ] appropriatenessand 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/familyeducation]. 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 treatmentsaccording to established policies/procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient's conditionfrom prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting notedchanges, and reporting any deviations from normal to RN or MD/DO.

      (f) Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient caresituations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriateemergency interventions as directed.

      (g) Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations andreactions to situations, and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge inworking effectively with patients, family members, and other staff.

      (h) Establishes constructive relationships with individual patients andtheir families to elicit feelings and attitudes, and to promote positiverelationships, communication and socialization skills. Fosters an environment of respect forindividual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects ofcare delivery. Effectively incorporatesknowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in allinteractions with patients, family members, and/or other internal/externalcustomers.

      (i) Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostictests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing thepatient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handlingspecialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring thepatient'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 tosupport duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures.

      (j) Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursingknowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improveand advance nursing practice.

      To be creditable, practical nursing experience (as an LPN or LVN) must be documented on the application and verified in an employment reference or through other [independent] means.

      Part-time experience is credited according to the relationship it bears to the full-time workweek (e.g., an LPN/LVN who worked 20 hours per week, i.e., half-time, would receive 1 full-time workweek of credit for each 2 weeks of such service).

      BLS/ACLS REQUIREMENTS : Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

      REFERENCE: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated April 2003, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/practical-nurse-series-0620/





  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section



  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

    • HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

      To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onFriday, December 29, 2017to 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 USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

      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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS 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: Few


      Job Position: VHA-652-18-ZWE-2027393-BU




      Duties: The duties for the LPN at the Charlottesville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)will include, but are not limited, to theassistance of patients with rehabilitation and medical/surgical needs for acute and chronic patients.Incumbent performs, reports and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinic. Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring conform and privacy, monitors patient during the procedure. Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication. Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate. Perform daily therapies to include wound care, medication administration, teaching patient and nutritional assessments. Assures a safe patient environment. The LPN is directly accountable to the registered professional nurse who has been assigned as the Charge Nurse. The Nurse Manager has overall administrative responsibility for the supervision and guidance of the LPN.

      Work schedule:Normal work schedule will be the day tour of duty, Monday-Friday. Alternate tours are required as dictated by patient care needs, and clinic functionality. Extended hours, including weekends and holidays as needed. (Management reserves the right to determine and/or change tour of duty).

      Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt

      Supervisory Position: No

      Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

      Recruitment/relocation incentives: Recruitment/Relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.

      Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

      Probationary Period: May be required.

      This position does not require a financial disclosure.







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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