LPN (PACT), GS-0620-3/4/5/6, Primary & Specialty Medicine

Location
Saint Cloud, MN
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 12, 2017
Closes
Aug 18, 2017
Specialty
LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

GS-6 grade restricted duties include:

a. Demonstrated knowledge and skill to vary the order and sequence of policies, procedures and protocols based on patient's condition and clinic flow under the direction of the RN.

b. Demonstrated knowledge and skill of judgment in selecting the most appropriate application of procedures, guidelines, response/course of action.

c. Demonstrated knowledge and skill to accurately report and document significant patient information.

d. Demonstrated knowledge and skill to make judicious observations of subtle changes in patient condition and response to care that could require immediate modification of the patient's care plan. Accurately documents care delivered according to VA nursing practice standards.

e. Demonstrated proficiency in the initiation, performance, and completion of assigned duties in providing complex care to variable patient populations, male & female, ranging from young adult, adult and geriatric with physical, mental and emotional needs.

f. Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding customer service to all internal and external St. Cloud VA stakeholders.

g. Demonstrated knowledge and skill to promptly recognize and respond to emergency situations.

h. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in daily facilitation of operational flow and care coordination in LPN/Health Technician (HT) clinics.

i. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in developing policies, procedures and protocols in collaboration with the clinical coordinators.

j. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in mentoring LPN, Health Technicians and other supporting staff in skill, proficiency and expertise development and provide feedback to clinical coordinators.

k. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in active participation in quality improvement activities.

Work Schedule: Administrative Days, Monday-Friday

Functional Statement Title/#: LPN Functional Statement/PSM/LPN

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Full, unrestricted license, certification, or registration required.
  • Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or the National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

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:

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
GS 3 -

No experience beyond the basic requirements.

GS 4 -

-Six months of qualifying experience as a 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 5 -

-Completion of at least 1 year of qualifying experience at the GS 4 level or equivalent

GS 6 -

-Completion at least one year of qualifying experience tat the GS 5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS 5 LPN/LVN

References: Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standard, VA Handbook 5005/3, Part II, Appendix G13, dated April 10, 2003. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical.

  • NOTE: You must use your full legal name when completing all required documents

  • VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). Available at the VA Forms website:
  • http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

  • A copy of your most recent SF-50B "Notification of Personnel Action" (if a federal employee)
  • A photocopy of your transcripts with degree awarded if you are using education to qualify
  • DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, indicating your Character of Service (if applicable)
  • Documentation of Service-Connected disability: Service-Connected disability letter and SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (if applicable) http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf
  • Documentation of eligibility to be considered as surplus or displaced federal employee (if applicable)

  • Forms can also be found at: http://www.stcloud.va.gov/careers/index.asp


  • Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

    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: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1999300.

    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.

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