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LPN CLC

VA Medical Center


Location:
Syracuse, NY
Date:
09/13/2018
2018-09-132018-10-21
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • LPN/LVN
  • Long Term Care
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • Infection Control
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Job Details

Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse for the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY provides patient care in accordance with established clinical nursing practices under the direction of an RN or physician. The LPN is part of the CLC Team working collaboratively to assist in meeting positive patient care outcomes.

Work Schedule: Will be determined at the time of the interview
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Duties

The CLC LPN duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Measures and documents vital signs, intake and output and finger stick glucose testing.
  • Turns, positions and assists patients with proper positioning (with use of lift equipment).
  • Collects specimens of body secretions and/or excretions.
  • Assists in providing end of life care.
  • Ensures patient safety.
  • Communicates with patients and their families.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
graph of estimated pay ranges
$29,957
$48,385
Job Details
Application Open Date
5/1/2018

Application Close Date
10/31/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
15511-Agency Employees Only

Status
Full-Time


  • 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:
      • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
        tGraduate of an ACEN or CCNE approved LPN school.
      • State LPN/LVN License.
      • English Language proficiency.
      • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).
      Preferred Experience: At least 2 years of qualifying experience in a Nursing Home Care Setting. 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: GS-3: None beyond the basic requirements;
      GS-4: 6 months of qualifying experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse equivalent to a GS-3 level.
      GS-5: At least 2 years of qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered equivalent to level work as a LPN. This experience would have been gained in a critical care or similar advanced care environment.
      GS-6: At least 3 years of qualifying experience (Federal or non-Federal) one of which would be considered equivalent to the GS-5 level work as indicated above. This experience must have demonstrated that the candidate possesses the knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. One year of this experience must have been performing higher level duties in clinical areas as referred to in level 5. Prefer at least one year of experience in a Nursing Home or long term care center. Demonstrates the ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patients' condition(s), uses judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments; and accurately recognizes, reports and records relevant patient information.
      This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix 13 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to GS-6.

      Physical Requirements: The LPN position requires that the employee be able to lift and carry moderate weight (up to 44 lbs.), stand for long periods of time, walk, stoop, bend, pull/push, reach above shoulders and use both hands and fingers.
  • 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 10/31/2018 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:
      Job Position: CBAL-18-REW-10201201

      The CLC LPN duties include, but are not limited to:

      • Measures and documents vital signs, intake and output and finger stick glucose testing.
      • Turns, positions and assists patients with proper positioning (with use of lift equipment).
      • Collects specimens of body secretions and/or excretions.
      • Assists in providing end of life care.
      • Ensures patient safety.
      • Communicates with patients and their families.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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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