Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) - Primary Care

Bend, OR
Aug 12, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The incumbent will be assigned to the Primary Care Divisionof the Portland VA Health Care System and functions as a team member under the supervision of the Operations Nurse Manager. The incumbent is responsible for providing patient driven care and administrative support to a Veteran population and is expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients. The incumbent will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team and patients.

Major duties include:

  • initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations;
  • provide patient care based on the patient's condition; using judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments;
  • recognize, report and record relevant patient information;
  • observe, identify and respond to the patients needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education;
  • prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established policies/procedures;
  • recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed;
  • establishes constructive relationships with individual patients and their families to promote positive relationships, communication and socialization skills;
  • performs support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized procedures, including: preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment and monitoring the patient before, during and after the procedure.

Work Schedule: Monday - Saturday, varying daytime tours
Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
  • Hold a 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.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English.


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; religious; 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.

GS-03: Experience - None beyond the basic requirements.


(a) Experience - Six months of qualifying experience as an LPN or LVN; or
(b) Graduation from an approved school (which may be waived as provided in paragraph 4 of Section C) 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
(c) Graduation from an approved school of at least 24 months duration.

(a) Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS-4 level or equivalent.

(a) Completion of at least one (1) year of additional qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G13

Physical Requirements: The work requires some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, lifting patients, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

The following documents are required by all applicants:

1. (required) Resume

2. (required) Signed- VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations:

3. (required) SF-50 - this document is required to support your eligibility for the position. Please submit most recent non-award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title). Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF

4. (required) Responses to the questionnaire - if applying online, the paper form 1203FX does not need to be submitted.
5. Copy of your transcript: required if you are using education to qualify.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1895948.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2.Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

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