Licensed Vocational Nurse - Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM) Clinic

San Antonio, TX
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Geriatrics, LPN / LVN
Contract Type
Full Time
The Licensed Vocational Nurse for the GEM Clinic:

As an integral part of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), you will demonstrate sound techniques in complex nursing care procedures and basic care of the patient in the Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM) Clinic setting. You will provide nursing care in a self-directed manner with work accomplished requiring minimal review by the RN in charge and is administratively responsible to the Nurse Manager or designee for the quality and quantity of work performed on a daily basis, and is responsible and accountable for his/her individual practice. You will complete a focused patient intake and document appropriately. You must possess excellent communications, interpersonal, customer service skills. In addition to providing clinical support, you will be responsible for actively participating in staff meetings and/or workgroups, clean and prepare exam rooms, assist the physicians with procedures and close open encounters, recognize and appropriately respond to breakage/malfunction or loss of equipment

*Hours of Work: 07:30am-4:00pm (extended hours and a change in duty location may be required due to patient needs). On occasion may require rotating shifts, some weekends and Holidays.

*Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Basic Requirements:

  • 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. 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 NLAC Website ( 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.

* Individuals granted a license by a jurisdiction that does not require graduation from an approved school (One year of successful practice is required).

Licensure: Full, active, current and unrestricted licensure as a licensed practical or vocational nurse nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico) of the United States, or District of Columbia.

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).

Preferred Experience:

*Proficient Computer Skills

*3 years of nursing practice as a licensed practical nurse

*Excellent Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills

*Knowledge of Patient Aligned Care Team goals

*Team Player

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 addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.

GS-3. None beyond the basic requirements. (LVNs at this grade level are expected to perform all duties within the scope of their license; however, completed work may require routine or detailed higher level review depending upon the complexity of the duties involved.


* Six months of qualifying experience as an 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.

LVNs at the GS-4 grade level perform all duties expected of employees at the GS-3 grade level; however, they are expected to exercise greater judgment, require less supervision, and to operate in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and techniques.


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


* Completion of at least 1 year of additional qualifying experience at 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, Part II, Chapter 3, Appendix G13 ( This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.


Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (4-6 hours); Pulling hand over hand (4-6 hours); Pushing (4-6 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2 hours); Kneeling (2 hours); Repeated bending (2 hours); Climbing, legs only (2 hours); Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Sitting (8 hours per day); Simple Grasping (2-4 hours per day); Fine Manipulation (4-6 hours, includes keyboarding per day); Twisting (4-6 hours per day); Mental and Emotional Stability.

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

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

*Cover Letter
*Other Veterans Document

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required). (Available at the VA Forms Website:

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 2008463.

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.