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Practical Nurse, Patient-aligned Care Team

VA Medical Center


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Date:
04/26/2018
2018-04-262018-06-22
Categories:
  • Medical/Surgical
  • LPN/LVN
  • Long Term Care
  • Infection Control
  • Operating Room/PACU
  • IV Therapy
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Job Details

Locations
Ogden, UT; Orem, UT; West Valley City, UT


Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse in the Primary Care Clinic is an integral part of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). The PACT LPN works under the direction of an RN and reports to the primary care manager. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The LPN is a member of the larger Team. The LPN requires a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with Teamlet (Patient, Primary Care Provider, RN Care Manager and Clinical Support/ Patient Service Administrative Assistant (PSA) and Larger Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services and disciplines involved in providing care to the patient).This position makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's responses. The LPN will seek assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording, and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.




Duties

The LPN is required to possess the knowledge and skills to perform, report, and record assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to:

  • Assists patients with Oxygen therapy
  • Administers medication to include IV medication if certified
  • Focuses on clinic visits, exams and treatments with provider
  • Uses motivational interviewing and health coaching to guide patients in order to promote patient self-management toward individualized life plan of care.
  • Reviews daily schedules for patient care needs
  • Assists with triage: messages from patients and face -to-face visits
  • Processing Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated
  • Makes Pre-visit contacts
  • Check expiration dates of meds and supplies
  • Assists with orientation: PACT patient orientation and new staff.
  • Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure.
  • Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication.
  • Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran.
  • Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.
  • Based on the patient's goals provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness.
  • Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e., respect, civility, ability to accept constructive criticism), effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions.
  • Adheres to all requirements in regard to reusable medical equipment.
  • Responsible for minor adjustments of the PCP schedule prior to daily huddles (i.e., labs, appointments, hospital/ER discharges, staff shortage).
  • Assists in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff.
  • Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.
  • Completes mandatory reviews, including motivational interviewing, in order to promote patient self-management toward individualized life plan of care.
  • Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.
  • Promotes patient and personnel safety.







graph of estimated pay ranges
$29,394

$53,493





Job Details



Application Open Date

3/9/2018



Application Close Date

6/11/2018




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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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.
      • Education. Graduate of a school of Practical or Vocational Nursing, approved by the appropriate State Accrediting Agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
      • 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.
      Grade Determinations:
      GS-06: 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.
      GS-05: One (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or equivalent.
      GS-04: Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or graduation from an approved school and one year of experience that involved nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures; or graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.
      GS-03: None beyond the basic requirements.

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-06. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-06.

      Physical Requirements: The work requires a high level of active mobility with standing, walking, frequent bending, reaching and lifting. Heavy instrument trays, pieces of equipment and supply packages often weighing as much as 25 pounds must be lifted and carried. The employee regularly pushes and/or pulls loaded carts weighing several hundred pounds. Transport of heavily loaded carts must be negotiated through narrow passages, around corners, up and down inclines or uneven floors, over thresholds and in and out of elevators.




  • 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 06/11/2018 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: CASC-10159249-18-KMS




      The LPN is required to possess the knowledge and skills to perform, report, and record assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to:

      • Assists patients with Oxygen therapy
      • Administers medication to include IV medication if certified
      • Focuses on clinic visits, exams and treatments with provider
      • Uses motivational interviewing and health coaching to guide patients in order to promote patient self-management toward individualized life plan of care.
      • Reviews daily schedules for patient care needs
      • Assists with triage: messages from patients and face -to-face visits
      • Processing Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated
      • Makes Pre-visit contacts
      • Check expiration dates of meds and supplies
      • Assists with orientation: PACT patient orientation and new staff.
      • Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure.
      • Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration of medication.
      • Demonstrates understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the health care needs of the Veteran.
      • Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.
      • Based on the patient's goals provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness.
      • Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members.
      • Demonstrates professional behavior (i.e., respect, civility, ability to accept constructive criticism), effective communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions.
      • Adheres to all requirements in regard to reusable medical equipment.
      • Responsible for minor adjustments of the PCP schedule prior to daily huddles (i.e., labs, appointments, hospital/ER discharges, staff shortage).
      • Assists in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff.
      • Serves as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.
      • Completes mandatory reviews, including motivational interviewing, in order to promote patient self-management toward individualized life plan of care.
      • Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles.
      • Promotes patient and personnel safety.






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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