Licensed Practical Nurse (OCD Eye)

Bend, OR
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assigned to the VAPORHCS Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT)Operative CareDivision, Eye Clinic,functions as the Clinical Associate team member under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, but must be able to function independently and autonomously, according to established policies, procedures and practices. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing clinical assistive care and administrative support; demonstrate the ability to observe, identify and respond to the Veteran's needs for nursing, medication, point-of-care testing, and equipment-assisted care and to recognize deviations from normal
  • Responsible for Veteran and Family/Caregiver assessment for health literacy and educational needs, including health coaching and provision of education; and is self-directed; completes the Health Promotion/clinical reminders as appropriate and documents accordingly
  • Performs care that is demographically and environmentally appropriate; and uses techniques to de-escalate disruptive patients appropriately; The PACT LPN is responsible for:
  • 1) ongoing, continuous care of one or more assigned panel(s) of Veterans;
  • 2) using all available tools, such as registries, to enable effective and efficient identification and intervention of individual Veterans and cohorts;
  • 3) ensuring appropriate evaluation and access is provided with Veterans assigned to the Veteran panel;
  • 4) functioning at the full extent of the LPN's relevant clinical privileges, credentials, scopes of practice, elements of practice, certification, and other VHA or local facility documentation of competency;
  • 5) participating in team performance improvements and sustainment activities to optimize team efficiency care delivery with Veterans;
  • 6) implementing primary care operations management processes, as appropriate;
  • 7) managing communications and facilitating safe transitions of Veterans between the PACT's site of care and other health care settings, using informal and formal communication methods, as appropriate;
  • 8) providing health education and health coaching on wellness, disease prevention, chronic disease management, and self-management skills with Veterans, Family and Caregivers,
  • 9) engaging Veterans in using health care, encouraging Veterans to engage family and caregivers, receiving input from Veterans and caregivers regarding VA care;
  • 10) using formal and informal communications that are respectful, effective, timely, and bidirectional with all team members, including the Veteran and Family/Caregivers, to convey significant, clinically relevant information for the care of the Veteran;
  • 11) collaborating with informatics technology staff to develop and implement systematized, electronically supported, standardized tools to support PACT care delivery processes (e.g., pre-visit reminder calls, post-hospitalization follow-up calls. Recall scheduling procedures; new Veteran orientation, disease registries and primary care protocols for chronic disease management);
  • 12) collaborating with PACT staff to develop comprehensive, proactive and personalized health care plans with assigned Veterans;
  • 13) managing clinic workflow; ensuring Veterans are placed in examination rooms in a timely manner, and providing direction with Veterans as they move through the clinic environment. The LPN is accountable for measureable, high-quality, timely and cost-effective results related to the PACT and other assignedOperative Careactivities.
  • Determines objectives and sets priorities; accepts responsibility for mistakes; and complies with established control systems and rules; comports professionally by exhibiting VA's core values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (ICARE); reports any perceived violations of law or official wrongdoing ; provides excellent customer service by anticipating and meeting the needs of Veterans and internal and external customers; delivers high-quality clinical care, practices and services, adjusting priorities as needed; committed to continuous program improvement, including work processes and program components, with input from Veterans and internal and/or external customers

Work Schedule:Full Time,Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM to 4:30 PM
LPN Functional Statement

Bargaining position

FLSA Non-exempt

Telework is NOT authorized

Virtual work is NOT authorized

Recruitment/Relocation incentives areNOT authorized

This position's full performance level is GS-06

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the Private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here click here.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly in the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a graduate of a school of practical/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. Verification can be obtained from the State approving agency [or] the National League for Nursing [Accrediting Commission], 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006. [Additional information may also be obtained from the NLNAC Website. 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 as meeting the education requirements for VHA employment.
    (2) Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school.
  • Must have a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate practical/vocational nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

    References :VA Handbook 5005/3 Part II Appendix G13 ( in the local Human Resources Office.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    Physical Requirements:See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ( Above Shoulder; Both Hands Required; Walking Throughout Assigned Shift; Standing As Duties Require; Kneeling as Duties Require; Repeated Bending As Duties Require; Both Legs Are Required; Near Vision Correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far Vision Correctable in One Eye To 20/50 and to 20/100 In the Other; Color Vision; Hearing (aid permitted); and Specific Hearing Requirements.This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position does not require potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. It is mostly comprised of sitting long periods of time for computer and telephone work. The incumbent must be mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.

    Work Environment: vary from steady to a sometimes fast pace requiring handling of multiple priorities, frequent, sometimes intense customer interactions, and the ability to adapt to frequent changes in a sometimes noisy environment. There may be the need to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to disease, illness and hazardous materials. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.

    Please use this checklist to ensure 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.

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

    • Resume-You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builderto ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose, you must include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
    • VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). Available at the VA Forms website:
    • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire (required).
    • Current and prior Federal employees are required to to submit most recent SF-50 & the SF-50 that shows specialized experience related to the advertised position.Current employees can retrieve their documents from their eOPF or Human Resources Office. Prior employees can retrieve their documents by accessing (required). FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE INELIGIBILITY FOR THIS POSITION.

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

    • Cover Letter

    Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

    • Veterans' Preference documentation - If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your Certificateof Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 - Member Copy 4) and, if applicable, an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) & an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation

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