Licensed Practical Nurse (Community Living Center)
A Licensed Practical Nurse has the knowledge, skills and self-direction to carry out and complete nursing procedures, comprehensive patient education, broad assignments and nursing care expected in the Community Living Center. Duties include the following:
- Provide care in a safe and cost-effective manner. He/she will follow all policies/procedures pertaining to own personal safety including the use of standard precautions. The LPN will maintain a safe environment using appropriate equipment, devices, and safety measures for all residents with demonstrated special awareness of the needs of all residents with impaired mobility.
- Works under the guidance of a RN and/or the medical staff physician/provider with general overview by RN or medical staff.
- Demonstrates competency and possesses knowledge to appropriately determine clinical care needs, based uponresidents' history or medical chart entries.
- Provides preventive health and chronic disease management, includingresidents education and screening inquires allowed within the practice of nursing and approved by nursing and medial leadership.
- Adheres to the practice restrictions outlined in state license and facility protocolsand polices.
- Has practical knowledge of human behavior, motivation and reactions to situations that may be of a chronic or acute nature.
- Performs routines expected of the position and or competency with minimal oversight.
- Recognizes the need for optimal customer service and immediate service recovery to promote the perfect residents experience.
- Takes all necessary precautions to avoid the spread of illness or disease when administering care to residents.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday andWeekends (as patient care dictates) on a rotating eight (8) shift.
Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Practical Nurse
This position is located at theNew Orleans' Community Living Center.
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Education: Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Exceptions include: Health care education in the military service or training in the military service which is accepted by the licensing body in the jurisdiction in which the individual is licensed as qualifying for full LPN/LVN licensure will be accepted as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment; Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
- 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.
- Physical Standards: Must meet the physical standard in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
- English Language Proficiency: Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
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: For the GS-6: Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experienceat the GS-5 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-5 LPN/LVN. For the GS-7: Completion of at least one (1) year of qualifying experienceat the GS-6 level or equivalent, fully meeting all performance requirements for the GS-6 LPN/LVN.
References: VA Handbook 5005 , Part II, Appendix G13, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse Qualification Standards.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 ?,- 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:*DD-214
*Other(VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations and Proof of Licensure)
*Other Veterans Document
VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 1917786.
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.