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LPN, PACT Loch Raven

VA Medical Center


Location:
Baltimore, MD
Date:
04/20/2018
2018-04-202018-05-26
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Job Details


Summary

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS consists of the acute care Baltimore facility; the multi building Perry Point campus ; the Loch Raven campus ; and six urban and rural outpatient clinics.

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Duties

The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) LPN serves as the essential role of bringing the patient into the exam room for the primary care visit. He/she is part of the standard PACT teamlet model at the VAMHCS. The LPN checks the patient's vital signs, weighs the patient, interviews the patient using the standardized nursing note template and VHA's clinical reminders. The LPN communicates new patient information to the provider. He/she administers vaccinations and other injections, performs all point-of-care ancillary lab testing for glucose, Hemoglobin A1C, PT/INR, and performs EKG's. The PACT LPN supports the patient's health promotion through follow-up teaching on hypertension, diabetes, and other co-morbidities. In addition, they participates in the daily plan of care for the Veteran, daily PACT teamlets huddles and weekly huddles.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0830 - 1700








graph of estimated pay ranges
$47,314

$56,989





Job Details



Application Open Date

4/17/2018



Application Close Date

5/1/2018




Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Who May Apply

None



Status

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    • 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

    • Preferred Experience:
      - At least two consecutive years of recent outpatient/primary care clinic experience as LPN within the last 5 years is strongly preferred.
      - At least three years of recent experience in Medical/Surgical Nursing or at least two consecutive years in recent experience as LPN in Medical/Surgical Nursing preferred.
      - Excellent customer service and communication skills.
      - Current BLS certification.

      Grade Determinations: GS-6 LPN (Full Performance Level)

      (a) Experience. The LPN fully meet all of the performance requirements for the GS-5 level or completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSA's in subparagraph (b) below

      Examples of qualifying experience at the GS - 5 level or equivalent include but are not limited to

      Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide a full range of practical nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavioral problems. [Works with the RN and/or MD/DO to appropriately orient/train less experienced LPNs/LVNs and/or Nursing Assistants (NAs)/Health Technicians (HTs) in relation to acceptable standards of practice in promoting optimal patient care delivery. Provides effective education to patients and/or family members in relation to common disease processes, medication, and /or prescribed treatment regimes.]

      Demonstrated ability to serve as a responsible member of the nursing team and interact [in an appropriate manner] with patients, family members, professional and [other] supportive personnel [involved in the delivery of] patient care, [incorporating acceptable, established customer service standards into practice.

      Knowledge and skill sufficient to prepare, administer, and appropriately document actions taken specific to commonly prescribed oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous medications as permitted by approved local facility policies and procedures. Observation and documentation will include patient's response to medication administered and the reporting of any noted change in patient's condition to RN or MD/DO.

      Knowledge and ability to recognize the need for and to institute emergency measures when indicated, promptly seek the assistance of the RN or MD/DO, and assist in resuscitation procedures in cardiac and/or pulmonary arrest.

      Recognizes and appropriately responds to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment, safety hazards, and supply deficiencies, promptly reporting to appropriate personnel for corrective action.

      Completed work is under the general supervision of an RN or MD/DO. Individuals at this grade level are expected to have a broad working knowledge of practical nursing procedures. However, completion of more complex practices or procedures may be subject to closer higher-level review.

      (b) Demonstrated KSAs

      The LPN is 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)] 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 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.

      Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD, 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 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.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G13. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Physical Requirements: It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all full-time, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.




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  • 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 05/01/2018 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:


      Job Position: CBDM-10184549-18-HW




      The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) LPN serves as the essential role of bringing the patient into the exam room for the primary care visit. He/she is part of the standard PACT teamlet model at the VAMHCS. The LPN checks the patient's vital signs, weighs the patient, interviews the patient using the standardized nursing note template and VHA's clinical reminders. The LPN communicates new patient information to the provider. He/she administers vaccinations and other injections, performs all point-of-care ancillary lab testing for glucose, Hemoglobin A1C, PT/INR, and performs EKG's. The PACT LPN supports the patient's health promotion through follow-up teaching on hypertension, diabetes, and other co-morbidities. In addition, they participates in the daily plan of care for the Veteran, daily PACT teamlets huddles and weekly huddles.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0830 - 1700







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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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