Licensed Practical Nurse- Behavioral Health Kenai

Location
Kenai, AK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Summary: The incumbent practices as a LPN in the Clinic (PCC). The clinic provides outpatient primary care to patients who present with urgent/chronic medical conditions, change in mental status and/or functional decline. The LPN has the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated effort and self-direction in carrying out the most complex practical nursing care assignments, including assignments for selected acute care, long term care, ambulatory care, or psychiatric patients requiring skilled nursing care.

This LPN position will be directly involved with the Kenai CBOC Behavioral Health Team. There are specific tasks related to this unique component of the LPN workload: Phone management, to include screening for incoming patient calls. Screening and reminders for scheduled appointments. Assist patients with standardized Mental Health testing, ie. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD scales, to include screening walk-in patients. Must be able to provide support with patients in a behavioral health crisis. Med adjustment compliance tracking, to include monitoring lab compliance. Data gathering for visits, working up discharge summaries. Report Medication changes and uncomplicated lab results. Basic duties, EKG and vitals. LPN will also assist with behavioral health consults.

Work Schedule: Monday & Tuesday 8am-430p; schedule subject to change at the request of management.

Functional Statement: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Grade 06

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

* U.S. citizenship

* English language proficiency (written and spoken)

* Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

* Must possess and maintain a full, active, current and unrestricted license as a graduate/licensed practical or vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or District of Columbia.

* Graduate of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accrediting agency and/or National League for Nursing at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Exceptions include: 1) 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; 2) VHA employees who converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) in implementation of P.L. 98-160 enacted November 21, 1983, and for VHA employees converted to appointments under 38 U.S.C. 7405 in implementation of P.L. 99-576, enacted October 28, 1986; 3) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: The following qualification criteria must be met. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for this grade.

GS-6: Completion of at least one (1) additional year of qualifying experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent.

References: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G13,LICENSED PRACTIAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSEQUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated April 10, 2003.

Salary to be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

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.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds;Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (2 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (1 hour); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near Vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*OF-306
*Other(VA Application 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). (Available at the VA Forms Website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search)

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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

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 2005684.

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.